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Old Yesterday, 06:51 PM
 
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Some people complain about Quebec receiving equalization payments. What parts of Quebec are considered poor?
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Old Yesterday, 07:27 PM
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Location: Canada
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The northern Native reserves are probably the poorest communites in Quebec.
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Old Yesterday, 08:50 PM
 
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Some people complain about Quebec receiving equalization payments. What parts of Quebec are considered poor?
Quebec as a whole recieves equalization payments, it doesnt go to any particular areas it goes straight in the governments pocket for them to spend anyway they like .read up on it here =https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equali...ents_in_Canada

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With all the linguistic turmoil in Quebec the logical step of separation is never going to happen as long as Quebec can remain on the federal governments teat unable to wean itself from a cultural parasitism to the mother country. Basically Quebec Canadas welfare bum,expect everything and give nothing.

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Old Today, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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The northern Native reserves are probably the poorest communites in Quebec.
That's likely true but they only make up a tiny fraction of the population.
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Old Today, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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OP: Aside from a few urban pockets in Montreal the poorest large region of Quebec is the eastern part of the province. It has similar socio-economic characteristics (seasonal employment only, isolation, etc.) to much of Atlantic Canada. Since this region has 10-15% of Quebec's population, it's a fairly decent chunk of the province that is struggling.

Which goes a long way in explaining why Quebec qualifies for equalization.

Once you reach Quebec City and beyond going west the differences between Quebec and, say, Ontario, are not that great socio-economically. Especially not if you factor in cost of living.
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