Lessons from Ranking the Fiscal Performance of Quebec Premiers Since 1944

Former Premier Jacques Parizeau takes the top prize in terms of fiscal responsibility, according to this ranking of Quebec premiers since 1944 published by the MEI. The size of the Quebec government reached a historic high of 28% of GDP last year. François Legault is ranked 12th out of 14 premiers in terms of fiscal responsibility.

Economic update: A smaller-than-expected deficit due to inflation

Montreal, November 3, 2022 – The Montreal Economic Institute (MEI) reacted to the release of the federal government’s economic update earlier today. “The federal government should show some humility before taking credit for the reduction of the deficit,” says Olivier Rancourt, economist at the MEI.

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