Michel Bouvier recalled the active and beneficial partnership between Fondafip and the Tax and financial planning association (APFF) and discussed the quality of the comparative analysis jointly undertaken in the field of taxation. Maurice Mongrain, Chairman and CEO of APFF, addressed from a historical perspective the Canadian Constitution and the authority and responsibilities allocated to the provinces of Canada and at federal level.
In his introductory report, Michel Bouvier focused on the situation of local tax governance in France which according to him is "in transition".
Michel Bouvard stated that the local and regional authorities do not only play a role as a service function but also have a role in supporting territorial economic development. The participants included Chantal Jacquier, Lawyer, Chairman of the tax and financial planning review committee, Alexandre Dumont, Stéphane Leblanc, Chairman of the APFF’s outgoing board of directors and Pierre Delisle, Lawyer.
René Dosière, Deputy of Aisne, Vice-Chairman of the France-Québec Friendship Group, presented the triennial update of property values in Quebec compared with France. The participants included Marc Wolf, Honorary mayor of Mons en Barœul, Marie-Christine Bernard-Gélabert, Administrator of the Paris Town Hall, Jean-Pierre Vidal, Professor at HEC Montréal, Marwah Rizqy, Professor at the tax department of the University of Sherbrooke.
The topic “what fiscal autonomy will tomorrow hold for France and Quebec?" was discussed by Professor Luc Godbout of the University of Sherbrooke and by Olivier Fouquet, Honorary Section Chairman of the French Council of State.