The Conseil du patronat du Québec (CPQ) is calling on the government to be honest with Quebecers regarding the province's economic situation.
The organization's chief economist and researcher Norma Kozhaya said authorities need to show they have a plan for Quebec's finances.
"It is important that the government tells what the real situation is and what it intends to do to deal with the situation," Kozhaya told CJAD.
Quebec's largest employers group believes balancing the province's books should be the government's priority.
To do so, Kozhaya said officials need to review public spending and cut everything the province can't afford. Essentially, the key is to reduce spending now in order to increase spending later.
"We need to have a revision of all program funding in Quebec in order to align them with our wealth and our ability to pay," she declared.
"We have to control our spending and have a climat that is more conducive to investiments so that we can eventually finance more generous [public] programs."
The economist quoted $7-a-day daycares and the heavily-funded post-secondary education system as particularly expensive initiatives unique to Quebec.