Quebec needs money

Government announces small sales tax hike

In a bid to stave off another deficit budget, the Quebec government will raise its Provincial Sales Tax one percent next year. The move, which is expected to raise $1 billion in revenue, will no doubt be unpopular. Still, give credit for straightforwardness to Quebec Finance Minister Raymond Bachand: “We need money,” he told the Canadian Press.

Montreal Gazette

Looking for more?

Get the Best of Maclean's sent straight to your inbox. Sign up for news, commentary and analysis.