Montreal, January 25, 2016 – Contrary to its claims, the Quebec government does not appear to be making education a real priority. Since the early 2000s, real per capita spending on health and social services has grown five times faster than spending on education, with the result that the Quebec government needs to inject another $1.5 billion if it hopes to restore its education spending to a level near the Canadian average. This rather disturbing observation is contained in the 2015 Overview of Productivity and Prosperity in Quebec, released today by the HEC Montréal Centre for Productivity and Prosperity (CPP).

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