Following the 2020 consultation, in July 2021 the Québec Minister of Finance, M. Eric Girard, again appealed to university economists. They were invited to submit research papers including propositions regarding the targets or budgetary rules that the government should set for the purpose of ensuring sound management of public finances, and regarding the role that taxation can play in achieving two government objectives, namely an increase in Québec’s economic potential and the fight against climate change.

This invitation was extended to all economics departments in Québec universities as well as to research groups and universities in the rest of Canada. Several research teams responded to the call.

In the interest of transparency, we are making available below the documents sent to the Minister, which will provide input for the next Québec government budget, among other things.

See the propositions (in French only)