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Public Sector Reform

Huffington Post Québec, p. web
The state's hold on the economy and its consequences.
28 October 2018October 28, 2018
Huffington Post Québec, p. web
Centralization of access to information and its politicization.
22 August 2018August 22, 2018

July 18, 2018 | 14 min. 28 sec. | La Commission Gendron (CHIK-FM)

Interview (in French) with Patrick Déry, Public Policy Analyst at the MEI, about the SAQ walkout that once again relaunches the debate over the future of the government-owned corporation.

18 July 2018July 18, 2018

May 3, 2018 | 10 min. 02 sec. | Tasha Kheiriddin (640 Toronto)

Vincent Geloso, Associate Researcher at the MEI, on what would happen if public transit were privatized.

3 May 2018May 3, 2018
Le Point, p. web
The administration reform in France.
26 February 2018February 26, 2018
Huffington Post, p. web
Why should Canada Post maintain its monopoly?
2 February 2018February 2, 2018, p. web
Montréal opts for the outsourcing of certain police tasks.
18 August 2017August 18, 2017, p. web
The International Public Service Day.
4 July 2017July 4, 2017, p. Web

The phenomenon of ghost public employees in Quebec.

17 March 2017March 17, 2017
La Presse+, p. web

Should the SAQ be privatized?

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

The efficiency of the Société de transport de Montréal.

20 November 2016November 20, 2016, p. Web

Federal civil servants are without pay for weeks.

17 November 2016November 17, 2016
Le Quotidien, p. 12

The tendency toward centralization has undermined the competitiveness of the forestry sector.

28 October 2016October 28, 2016, p. web

Charges and taxes imposed on Canadian airports lead to less investment and higher prices for consumers.

24 October 2016October 24, 2016, p. web

Some cities are reducing their spending in sectors like public transport.

22 October 2016October 22, 2016, p. Web

Public transit and international experiences with private involvement.

18 October 2016October 18, 2016
Economic Note providing an overview of the history of public transit in Montreal and of international experiences with private involvement

Over the past few decades, the costs of public transit in Montreal have outpaced services rendered. This occurred while many municipalities around the world opted to reform their public transit systems by increasing the involvement of the private sector. This Economic Note provides an overview of the history of public transit in Montreal and of international experiences with private involvement.

14 October 2016October 14, 2016
Toronto Sun, p. 18

Public transit and international experiences with private involvement.

14 October 2016October 14, 2016, p. Web

Privatize Canada Post.

14 September 2016September 14, 2016, p. Web

More autonomous and accountable schools could help students be more successful academically.

30 August 2016August 30, 2016, p. web

Canada Post: an inefficient public monopoly. 

16 August 2016August 16, 2016, p. web

Opening in Montreal of the World Social Forum.

9 August 2016August 9, 2016, p. web

The essential government missions.

1 August 2016August 1, 2016
Toronto Sun, p. 17

Air travel is stifled in Canada due to poor public policy with regard to airports and airlines.

23 July 2016July 23, 2016, p. web

Doctorless clinics.

8 June 2016June 8, 2016, p. web

Seven reform ideas to improve health care for all Quebecers.

4 June 2016June 4, 2016
La Presse+, p. DE12

How increased competition and a smaller regulatory state can reduce corruption.

27 May 2016May 27, 2016, p. Web

The singular nature of French labor laws.

27 May 2016May 27, 2016
Viewpoint describing how increased competition and a smaller regulatory state can reduce corruption

There have been several corruption scandals in Quebec and in the rest of Canada in recent years. Corruption is a problem that affects all countries and all societies, but it is much more prevalent in certain regions than in others. Economic analysis has several things to teach us about these disparities and about economic principles that can check this scourge.

26 May 2016May 26, 2016
Viewpoint explaining how activity-based funding of hospitals could help reduce wait times if accompanied by other, complementary measures

Quebec’s Health Minister, Gaétan Barrette, recently announced that the government wanted to transform the funding method for medical facilities in the health network by adopting activity-based funding, a model which the MEI has analyzed a number of times in recent years and which is the norm in most industrialized countries. This is a step in the right direction when it comes to reducing waiting times in Quebec hospitals.

19 May 2016May 19, 2016


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