Quebec Prosperity: Taking the Next Step investigates
Quebec's economic performance, both within Canada and relative to
US states, and how this is affected by Quebec's economic
policies. A key question addressed is why Quebec's economic
performance has consistently been lower than its potential:
Quebec's people are poorer and more frequently unemployed than
they need be.
Quebec's policy structure and its impact on economic performance
are examined using empirical, peer-reviewed research on the
relationship between various policy choices, on the one hand, and
prosperity and job creation, on the other. Quite often it is
found that policy-makers in Quebec's government have made policy
choices that limit economic potential, while increasing the power
and resources of government.
The study concludes with recommendations on policies that could
produce a more prosperous Quebec.