Quebec’s Tax and Regulatory Burden

In his inaugural address opening Quebec’s 37th legislature, newly elected Premier Jean Charest stated that taxes must be lowered not just for the pleasure of it but “because it is necessary, because our tax load is an obstacle to our development.” What exactly is the current situation? What is the weight of this tax and regulatory burden that people in Quebec are forced to bear?

Links of interest

Appendix (in French only): Sources, méthodes et tableaux

Media release: L’Institut économique de Montréal invite les députés de l’Assemblée nationale à réduire le fardeau fiscal et réglementaire des Québécois

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