Creating the Position of Parliamentary Director of Public Finance

Experience teaches us that successive governments have not always …

Resolution #49: Creating the Position of Parliamentary Director of Public Finance (Official French version)

Experience teaches us that successive governments have not always been rigorous in preparing budgets submitted to the National Assembly. It has often been the norm to underestimate the costs generated by a Bill submitted to the National Assembly for adoption. In order to improve the quality of democratic debates in Québec, A CPQ government will propose the appointment of a Parliamentary Director of Public Finance. This person will be appointed for a five-year term by a two-thirds majority of the National Assembly.

The Parliamentary Director of Finance will have the mandate to present to Parliament an independent analysis of the financial condition of Québec and of the Budget as well as a forecast of the Québec economy. The Director will also prepare an analysis of the financial impact of any Bill submitted to Québec National Assembly. The publication of this analysis should precede the Bill's second reading before the National Assembly.