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ThE CANADIAN CONTExT

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QuÉBec within the CANADIAN FEDERATION

ThE CANADIAN FEDERATION

  • Canada is a federation of ten provinces and three territories.

  • The 1867 Constitution defines the powers of the two orders of

government, federal and provincial.

  • The Canadian federation features a substantial degree of decentralization.

  • The provinces have exclusive jurisdiction in many fields including health, education, social services and municipal affairs.

  • They have their own direct taxation power wich includes

corporate and personal income taxes and consumption taxes.

diVision of tax ReVenues Between oRdeRs of goVeRnment

Federal 46%

Provinces and local sector

54%

REvITALIzATION OF ThE CANADIAN FEDERATION

  • At the suggestion of Québec, the Canadian provinces created a new institution in 2003: the Council of the Federation.

  • Chaired by each of the provinces in turn, this new institution’s objectives include promoting inter-governmental relations based on respect for the Constitution and recognition of diversity within the federation.

  • Overall, the total revenue collected by the various orders of government in Canada amounts to 35% of GDP:

    • 54% is collected by provincial governments and local administrations;

    • 46% is collected by the federal government.

  • In 2005-2006, federal transfers accounted for 18% of Québec budgetary revenue.

fedeRal tRansfeRs to QuÉBec (As A PERCENTAgE OF BUDgETARy REvENUE)

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28.8

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20

18.0

16

12

1981 1986 Source: Ministère des Finances.

1991

1996

13.7 2001

2006

QUÉBEC IN ThE wORLD

  • The network of foreign representations plays a key role in Québec’s international action. This network, consisting of ten delegations and nine bureaux, provides economic, cultural and educational consulting services adapted to the features of the host countries.

  • The Francophonie, an international governmental organization in which Québec speaks with its own voice, provides the Québec government with a significant channel for contributing with its partners to the world’s development and the depth of its pluralism.

ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL PROFILE OF QUÉBEC

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