State intervention in the economy and Crown corporations

The size of the Québec state and its public and semi-public …

Resolution #5: State intervention in the economy and Crown corporations (Official French version)

The size of the Québec state and its public and semi-public functions is among the most extensive in North America. State intervention in most sectors of the Québec economy has had the effect of creating an artificial economy often not sustainable in the long term, offering fewer real opportunities to its youngest generation. In addition, the state's economic involvement generally had as a corollary grant of monopolies to the State in various facets of the economy.

In its first year in office, a CPQ government will review the role and purpose of every governmental organisation that acts in an economic sector, including the corollary existence of a monopoly, to determine if it can:

  • face free competition by private interests;
  • be privatized while subject to free competition in the provision and sale of their property and services;
  • or simply be abolished to allow the recipients of their goods and services available to meet their needs through market functions.