Budgetary policy

The sector is primarily responsible for developing the government’s budgetary policy and coordinating departmental budgetary and public finance initiatives. In this capacity, the sector:

  • advises the Minister on budgetary policy;
  • proposes to the government a multi-year financial framework, in particular for the purposes of the budget speech;
  • proposes Québec’s directions in regard to public finances, including the overall spending objective, and sees to the application and monitoring of budgetary policy;
  • forecasts and monitors own-source revenue;
  • proposes policy directions regarding the specific tax on fuel and the taxation of natural resources;
  • forecasts and monitors the government’s net financial requirements and cash flow budget;
  • monitor government revenue and expenditure, prepares the monthly report on financial transactions and proposes actions to achieve budgetary objectives;
  • updates and releases information on the government’s budgetary situation, for example through the monthly report on financial transactions;
  • prepares a pre-election report on Québec’s financial situation;
  • reviews the budgetary planning process on an ongoing basis for the Ministère, as well as for other departments and bodies;
  • develops business intelligence systems that support the forecasting of revenues and expenditures and the planning and updating of the financial framework;
  • develops an overall vision of trends and tendencies in the areas of budgetary policy and public finance management, particularly by monitoring interprovincial and international public finances.