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Whither the Quebec Model? Boom, Bust and Quebec Labour

Document type Book chapter
Author Graefe, Peter
Series Editor Peters, John
Editor Peters, John
Book Boom, Bust and Crisis: Labour, Corporate Power and Politics in Canada
Publisher Fernwood; Halifax
Date 2012
ISBN 9781552665
Pages 125-143


Analyzes the Quebec economy from the mid 1990s to the financial crisis of 2008-09, including stagnant wages and the trend toward precarious work. Emphasis is placed on the ambivalent state of the labour movement. The conclusion calls for the movement to become more inclusive, and to defend the distinctive Quebec model of programs, such as daycare.


Abstract by Desmond Maley.