5. Statistics for historical analysis

The budgetary statistics presented in this chapter do not contain any breaks linked to certain accounting reforms. The change in revenue and expenditure is presented on a comparable basis, that is, it has been adjusted using parametric estimates for the various accounting changes made following the accounting reforms, among others.

Two major accounting reforms were carried out in 2006-2007 and 2009-2010. These reforms were designed, in particular, to consolidate the bodies in the health and social services and education networks.

This chapter also presents Québec’s gross domestic product (GDP) and budgetary surplus (deficit) as of 1972-1973.