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Quebec's next budget will be tabled on March 12

Photo: Francis Vachon Archives Le Devoir Finance Minister Eric Girard

Finance Minister Eric Girard announced Thursday that the next budget will be tabled on March 12 in Quebec.

Last Sunday, Prime Minister François Legault repeated that the deficit in the next budget will be larger than expected due to more generous salary increases offered to public sector employees as part of the renewal of their collective agreements. He then defended himself.

At the beginning of the week, Mr. Girard explained that the economy was slowing down and that Hydro-Québec's revenues were lower than expected.

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116