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Pre-Election Report

The State of Québec’s Public Finances

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The Pre-election Report on the State of Québec’s Public Finances – August 2018 presents the current state of Québec’s public finances. Five key funding emerge from this state of public finances:

  1. the financial framework is balanced since, for 2018-2019 to 2022-2023, improvements of $950 million have been provided for, compared to the March 2018 Québec Economic Plan;.
  2. revenue growth is based on forecasts reflecting developments in Québec's economy;
  3. the change in planned expenditure corresponds to the cost of public services that was announced, with the funding required for the cost of service being provided;
  4. debt reduction objectives are met and debt repayment has begun;
  5. provisions and a reserve are provided to manage risks and uncertainties.


The 2018 pre-election report presents an updated state of public finances. Here, you can consult all the official documents.

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Pre-election report on the State of Québec’s Public Finances

The Pre-Election Report on the State of Québec’s Public Finances – August 2018 stems from the government’s commitment to release a report on the state of Québec’s public finances prior to fixed-date elections.

The report contains budget estimates prepared according to a transparent, thorough and prudent process. The forecasts contained in the report are based on the most plausible assumptions.

  1. Table 1 The government’s financial framework from 2017-2018 to 2022-2023

  2. Table 2 Consolidated revenue from 2017-2018 to 2022-2023

  3. Table 3 Mission expenditures from 2017-2018 to 2020-2021

  4. Table 4 Economic outlook for Québec from 2017 to 2022

  1. Financial framework

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  2. Pre-election Report Highlights

  3. The Budgetary Process Supporting the Pre-election Report

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