You're both right, Quebec has been cleaning up their overspending at the same time Libs here were cremating cash. But they also receive much more $$ from the feds than we do, because French.mr_raider wrote: ↑Dec 9th, 2018 11:02 amEqualization payments are calculated by population. On a per capita basis Quebec receives less than Manitoba, and far less than the Atlantic provinces. More than Ontario however.
The main reason Quebec has a balanced budget is high levels of taxation maintained by the previous liberal government, with no significant spending initiatives. For example, when the federal government lowered the GST, Quebec took back 1% of it in a provincial increase.
There is no mystery to balancing a budget. It requires pain and hard choices.
I think we have some easy choices, starting with "free" university, welfare reform, microfit and literally any other program the Libs brought in, most of which have no accountability or results.