Montréal, May 12, 2015 – Close to half the increase in per capita municipal spending in Quebec can be attributed to rising payroll expenditures, making this the main source of growth in municipal spending in Quebec from 2009 to 2013. This is one of the main findings of the 2015 Quebec Municipalities Rankings compiled by the HEC Montréal Centre for Productivity and Prosperity (CPP). “The study covers five fiscal years, allowing us not only to see how municipal spending evolved from 2009 to 2013, but also to identify the main trends,” says CPP Director Robert Gagné. “We’re presenting these very interesting findings in a report entitled Tendances et perspectives – Palmarès des municipalités du Québec Édition 2015.

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