Last June, Québec Minister of Finance Eric Girard appealed to university economists to propose through their research priority initiatives to accelerate economic recovery, ensure sustainable economic development, revitalize Québec’s regions, and absorb the budget deficit stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, while maintaining adequate funding for health and education.

The invitation was extended to all Québec university economics departments and to research groups. Several university economists have responded to the appeal.

To ensure transparency, we are making available on this page the research documents and proposals submitted to the Minister that will sustain reflection in anticipation of the Québec government’s fall Budget update and forthcoming Budget.


See the proposals (in French only)