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2007-2008 BudgetWebcast

Québec-Ottawa relations and the fiscal imbalance

Substantial progress since 2003

  • Agreement on asymmetrical federalism
  • A place for Québec in UNESCO
  • Recognition of the Québec nation
  • An additional $14 billion over six years, in particular for health and infrastructure

The fiscal imbalance: the need to arrive at a lasting solution

  • In-depth reform of the equalization program
  • Restoration of the federal contribution for post-secondary education and the other social programs
  • Limit federal spending power