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Jean A. Pouliot Lecture Series

18 March 2010

March 18, 2010

Fifth edition of the Jean A. Pouliot Lecture Series with John Blundell, Director General of the Institute of Economic Affairs (1993-2009) and author of Margaret Thatcher: A Portrait of the Iron Lady.

John Blundell was Director General of the Institute of Economic Affairs, considered to be the most prestigious think tank in the United Kingdom, and has been involved in the creation and development of numerous think tanks and research organizations around the world. Among his many realizations, he headed the Press, Research and Parliamentary Liaison Office at the Federation of Small Businesses (1977-1982), he served as President of the Atlas Economic Research Foundation (1987-1991), co-founded and chaired the Institute for Children (1993-1997), and is currently serving on the boards of the Institute for Humane Studies (United States) and of the Institute of Economic Studies (Europe).


«John Blundell has been one of the most effective champions of the free-enterprise economic model which has delivered progress and prosperity around the world. Therefore he is very well placed to explain the beliefs and principles which underpinned what became known as ‘Thatcherism’.» —Margaret Thatcher, Summer 2008

 

Ten Lessons Learned From Margaret Thatcher

MEI Special Edition document
by John Blundell

This special document is Chapter 26 of the book Margaret Thatcher: A Portrait of the Iron Lady distributed in connection with the fifth edition of the Jean A. Pouliot Lecture Series. The book’s author, John Blundell, has been described by Mrs. Thatcher herself as one of the most effective champions of the free-enterprise economic model. The Montreal Economic Institute has offered Mr. Blundell its platform to address a Montreal audience and share his views on the former British prime minister’s work and heritage.

Pictures taken during the event


The keynote speaker, Mr. John Blundell, and Mr. John Dobson, President of the John Dobson Foundation.


Several celebrities came out to attend this prestigious event.




The Master of Ceremony, Mr. Robert-Guy Scully.


The President and CEO of the MEI, Mr. Michel Kelly-Gagnon.


The keynote speaker, Mr. John Blundell.




Mr. Adrien Pouliot, member of the board of the MEI, made the closing remarks.

MEI in the Media

No, ride-sharing apps will not be disastrous for Montreal
Op-ed by Vincent Geloso and Jasmin Guénette, respectively associate researcher and vice-president at the MEI, published on November 25 in The Gazette.

Most of Latin America Has Adopted Democracy. Will Cuba?
Column by Michel Kelly-Gagnon, President and CEO of the MEI, published on November 13 in The Huffington Post.

Waiting lists are a persistent problem in the health care systems of Quebec and Canada, contributing to the deterioration of patient health and quality of life. As part of its health care research program, the Vice President of the MEI, Mr. Jasmin Guénette, met with patients and medical professionals in order to better understand the harmful effects of waiting lists.

Watch the short documentary...