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Youri Chassin
Youri Chassin

Youri Chassin holds a master’s degree in economics from the Université de Montréal. He joined the Montreal Economic Institute in November 2010 and worked there as Economist and Research Director until March 2017. In this capacity, he analyzed public policies through short publications accessible to the general public and provides commentary on them for written and electronic media. Prior to this, he was an economic analyst at the Quebec Employers Council (CPQ) and an economist at the Center for Interuniversity Research and Analysis on Organizations (CIRANO). His interest in public policy issues goes back to his university days during which he collaborated with the Quebec Federation of University Students (FEUQ), with the Conseil permanent de la jeunesse and with Force Jeunesse. Today, he also serves on the Boards of the Centre NAHA and of Gai Écoute.

Les Affaires, p. 6

The lack of a clear, agreed-upon definition of social licence is a threat.

8 April 2017April 8, 2017
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

Oil is driving the Quebec economy.

24 March 2017March 24, 2017
Le Soleil, p. 19

The lack of a clear, agreed-upon definition of social licence is a threat.

10 March 2017March 10, 2017
National Post, p. FP11

The lack of a clear, agreed-upon definition of social licence is a threat.

7 March 2017March 7, 2017

March 1st, 2017 | 9 min. 31 sec. | Région zéro 8 (Ici Première Rouyn-Noranda)

Interview (in French) with Youri Chassin, Economist and Research Director at the MEI, about the lack of a clear, agreed-upon definition of social licence, a threat to economic development projects and to the rule of law.

Related Content: The Three Pitfalls of Social Licence

3 March 2017March 3, 2017

March 1st, 2017 | 7 min. 23 sec. | L’actuel (Ici Première Winnipeg)

Interview (in French) with Youri Chassin, Economist and Research Director at the MEI, about the lack of a clear, agreed-upon definition of social licence, a threat to economic development projects and to the rule of law.

Related Content: The Three Pitfalls of Social Licence

3 March 2017March 3, 2017
Economic Note exploring how the lack of a clear, agreed-upon definition of social licence is a threat to economic development projects and to the rule of law

The criterion of social licence is a part of every debate surrounding economic development projects, especially when these include impacts on local communities or on the environment. And yet, this new concept is poorly understood, and mentioned nowhere in the law. Certain controversial projects, like pipelines or uranium mines, illustrate the potential pitfalls of social licence and remind us that the demands of some players frequently go beyond this framework.

1 March 2017March 1, 2017
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

CPEs are calling for more generous grants.

24 February 2017February 24, 2017
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

The normal retirement age should be reviewed.

20 February 2017February 20, 2017

February 13, 2017 | 8 min. 39 sec. | Le Tour d'Horizon (92,7FM-Ottawa)

Interview (in French) with Youri Chassin, Economist and Research Director at the MEI, about a small change to income tax rules that could both expand the savings options of Canadians and improve access to private funding for small businesses.

Related Content: Viewpoint – Should Small Business Investments Be Permitted in a TFSA?

13 February 2017February 13, 2017
La Presse+, p. web

How to improve access to private funding for small businesses.

10 February 2017February 10, 2017
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

How to improve access to private funding for small businesses.

9 February 2017February 9, 2017
Montreal Gazette, p. A6

How to improve access to private funding for small businesses.

9 February 2017February 9, 2017
Viewpoint describing how a small change to income tax rules could both expand the savings options of Canadians and improve access to private funding for small businesses

Created in 2009, Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs) provide a flexible savings option. But TFSA rules forget about small businesses, shows an MEI Viewpoint published today suggesting that the category of qualified investments be expanded. Large corporations are already well-served by various investment vehicles; it is now time to think of small companies as well. Tax-Free Savings Accounts are the perfect tool for this.

9 February 2017February 9, 2017
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

The BAPE and the the CDPQ's electric train project.

20 January 2017January 20, 2017

January 19, 2017 | 10 min. 32 sec. | Québec Aujourd'hui (BLVD 102.1)

Interview (in French) with Youri Chassin, Economist and Research Director at the MEI, about the increase in the minimum wage announced by the Couillard government.

19 January 2017January 19, 2017
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

Quebec cannot afford to raise its sales tax because of tax competition from its neighbours and from online merchants.

23 December 2016December 23, 2016
Viewpoint explaining that Quebec cannot afford to raise its sales tax because of tax competition from its neighbours and from online merchants

At the start of its mandate, the sitting Quebec government envisioned a profound reform of the tax system in Quebec that would stimulate economic growth by minimizing the impact of the tax burden, but without reducing government revenues. The main recommendations of the Godbout Report which resulted from this initiative were never implemented, however, despite a favourable reception on the part of Finance Minister Carlos Leitão.

15 December 2016December 15, 2016
Edmonton Journal, p. A14

The potential impact of various proposed energy policies on consumers and taxpayers in Alberta.

10 December 2016December 10, 2016
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

How to help low-income workers?

9 December 2016December 9, 2016
www.telegraphjournal.com, p. web

Ottawa gives green-light to two pipeline projects for transporting Alberta oil.

7 December 2016December 7, 2016
Montreal Gazette, p. A9

Ottawa gives green-light to two pipeline projects for transporting Alberta oil.

6 December 2016December 6, 2016
The Telegram (St. John's), p. A16

Openness to a new collaboration between Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador.

3 December 2016December 3, 2016
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

The Mondelez plant will close in Montreal by the end of 2017.

2 December 2016December 2, 2016
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

The impact of the carbon tax on taxpayers.

24 November 2016November 24, 2016
La Presse+, p. web

Should the SAQ be privatized?

24 November 2016November 24, 2016
www.lapresse.ca/le-soleil, p. web

Openness to a new collaboration between Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador.

22 November 2016November 22, 2016

November 14, 2016 | 7 min. 56 sec. | 100% Normandeau (BLVD 102.1)

Interview (in French) with Youri Chassin, Economist and Research Director at the MEI, about the Coalition avenir Québec's desire to relaunch major hydroelectric projects.

14 November 2016November 14, 2016

November 14, 2016 | 13 min. | Midi Pile (KYK 95,7 FM)

Interview (in French) with Youri Chassin, Economist and Research Director at the MEI, about the fact that it is almost impossible to fire a professor in Quebec.

Related Content: Enhance the Standing of the Teaching Profession by Firing Incompetent Teachers

14 November 2016November 14, 2016
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

The world of start-ups and regulation.

10 November 2016November 10, 2016

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