Mines in other provinces pay their fair share of taxes to support public services, like education and healthcare, compared to Quebec.
But exactly how much is also a tightly guarded secret, there. Until today.
The De Beers Diamond Mine in Ontario paid a whopping 226$ in 2013/2014, an investigation by a courageous journalist revealed.
The government makes choices on how to spend those important revenues. 226$ can cover the costs of replacing a few lightbulbs in one university classroom, for instance. Or perhaps it could be devoted to fixing 1/20th of a pothole. Or a stop sign, maybe.
I am so glad that corporations are paying their fair share in taxes.
Here is a list of mines in Quebec.
It seems there might be veins of gold in Abitibi, a new study suggests, comparing bits of Quebec to the planet Venus in a new theory of continental shift. Get your spades out!