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Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard responds to opposition questions during question period at the legislature in Quebec City.
Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard responds to opposition questions during question period at the legislature in Quebec City.
(JACQUES BOISSINOT/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

CLÉMENT GIGNAC

Quebec’s budget plan threatened by a demographic time bomb

Quebec’s new Liberal government is currently preparing its first budget. According to a recent study by two experts, the projected deficit for the current fiscal year will be around $3.7-billion rather than the $1.7-billion initially projected by the previous Parti Québécois government – unless something is done to rein in spending.