philippe couillard

Quebec embraces balanced budgets and debt reduction

Over the next five years, program spending is projected to grow 2.8 per cent annually while provincial revenues increase 3.1 per cent.

A worrying trend—size of government in Canada on the rise

In Canada, total government spending—more than 40 per cent of GDP—is much higher than empirical evidence shows to be optimal.

Even a sweetly-behaved maple syrup cartel is a big policy error

Quebec produces 72 per cent of the world’s maple syrup output, much more than Saudi Arabia’s 13 per cent share of world oil production.

How Quebec can get its mojo back - Focus on prosperity, not politics

For decades, Quebec and its governments have been petulant and demanding. The tendency has been there since at least the first avowedly separatist Parti Quebecois government, elected in 1976. That habit continued regardless of the party in power, and of course, depending on the party, there was always the threat to separate.

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