Price index, Quebec from 1688 to 1860

In the course of writing my thesis, I have collected important quantities of price quotations for roughly one hundred and fifty items that were traded in the colony of Quebec from 1688 to 1760 and I am pursuing this up to 1860. However, there was already a price index produced by Gilles Paquet and Jean-Pierre […]

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Jean Chrétien en Nouvelle France

Au cours de mes recherches aux Archives du Séminaire de Québec, je découvre souvent des faits inusités sur l’histoire du Québec. J’ai notamment retrouvé un Jean Chrétien qui travaillait aux fermes du Séminaire de Québec en 1736. Il était payé 25 sols pour chaque de travail “aux récoltes” et 25 sols par jour de travail “aux foins”. Son salaire […]

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Free banking and economic growth in Lower Canada, 1817 to 1851

My colleauge Mathieu Bédard and myself submitted one of our working paper as a conference paper on the issue of free banking in the Lower Canada (Quebec before confederation). Here is the abstract : Generally, the historical literature presents the period from 1817 to 1851 in Lower Canada (modern day Quebec) as one of negative […]

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Ships lost at sea during the age of New France

During the work on my thesis, I managed to compute the number of ships lost and seized at sea as a percentage of total ships headed from France to Quebec. I used the work of John F. Bosher who compiled the list of ships lost, seized or sunk at sea which were headed to Quebec. […]

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Dépenses publiques – 1960 à 2011

CECI EST UNE REPUBLICATION D’UN BILLET PUBLIÉ PENDANT L’ÉLECTION DE 2012 La campagne électorale actuelle semble être une pluie de promesses électorales dépensières pour essayer de convaincre les électeurs de voter pour un parti plutôt qu’un autre. Naturellement, il est peu difficile de dépenser beaucoup plus au Québec considérant les niveaux historiques atteints quant aux […]

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