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— Mar 28, 2017
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Quebec’s Daycare Program: A Flawed Policy Model

Quebec’s Daycare Program: A Flawed Policy Model finds that the province’s 20-year-old subsidized daycare program has produced skyrocketing costs along with worrying child development outcomes without eliminating wait times. Spending on a per-child basis—after adjusting for inflation—jumped 101.6 per cent since the program’s creation, from $4,874 in 1997 to $9,823 in 2016 (amounts in 2016 dollars).

— Mar 9, 2017
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Comparing Government and Private Sector Compensation in Quebec, 2017

Comparing Government and Private Sector Compensation in Quebec finds that government employees in Quebec—including federal, provincial and municipal workers—receive 9.1 per cent higher wages, on average, than comparable workers in the private sector and also enjoy much more generous non-wage benefits.

— Jun 28, 2016
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Interprovincial Migration in Canada

Interprovincial Migration in Canada: Quebeckers Vote with Their Feet examines inter-provincial migration patterns in Canada from 1971 through to 2015. The study particularly spotlights Quebec which has seen almost 600,000 people leave the province since the 1970's.

— Feb 24, 2016
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Impact of Higher Interest Rates on the Cost of Servicing Government Debt

The Impact of Higher Interest Rates on the Cost of Servicing Government Debt spotlights the interest rate risks faced by governments across the country using Ontario and Quebec—Canada’s two largest and most indebted provinces—as examples.  It finds that a higher than expected rise in interest rates could jeopardize provincial government promises of balanced budgets and surpluses.

— Mar 5, 2015
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Quebec’s 2015 Budget: Bold Action on Debt and Taxes Needed

Quebec’s 2015 Budget: Bold Action on Debt and Taxes Needed, spotlights Quebec’s deep fiscal problems, which include the largest provincial debt burden in Canada and an uncompetitive tax regime, and what they mean for Quebec’s government programs.

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