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www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

The phenomenon of ghost public employees in Quebec.

March 17, 2017

17 March 2017

La Presse+, p. web

Should the SAQ be privatized?

November 24, 2016

24 November 2016

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

Federal civil servants are without pay for weeks.

November 17, 2016

17 November 2016

Le Quotidien, p. 12

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

October 28, 2016

28 October 2016

www.huffingtonpost.ca/michel-kellygagnon, p. web

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

October 24, 2016

24 October 2016

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

Budget cuts versus citizen services.

October 24, 2016

24 October 2016

www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/jasmin-guenette, p. web

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

October 22, 2016

22 October 2016

Le Devoir, p. A07

A measure for collecting hospital quality data and making it accessible to Quebec patients.

October 20, 2016

20 October 2016

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

Public transit and international experiences with private involvement.

October 18, 2016

18 October 2016

Toronto Sun, p. 18

Public transit and international experiences with private involvement.

October 14, 2016

14 October 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.

October 14, 2016

14 October 2016

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

Privatize Canada Post.

September 14, 2016

14 September 2016

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

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

August 30, 2016

30 August 2016

www.huffingtonpost.ca/jasmin-guenette, p. web

Canada Post: an inefficient public monopoly. 

August 16, 2016

16 August 2016

www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/jasmin-guenette, p. web

Opening in Montreal of the World Social Forum.

August 9, 2016

9 August 2016

www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/jasmin-guenette, p. web

The essential government missions.

August 1, 2016

1 August 2016

Toronto Sun, p. 17

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

July 23, 2016

23 July 2016

www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/pascale-dery, p. web

Doctorless clinics.

June 8, 2016

8 June 2016

www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/youri-chassin, p. web

Seven reform ideas to improve health care for all Quebecers.

June 4, 2016

4 June 2016

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

The singular nature of French labor laws.

May 27, 2016

27 May 2016

La Presse+, p. DE12

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

May 27, 2016

27 May 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.

May 26, 2016

26 May 2016

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

Activity-based funding of hospitals could help reduce wait times if accompanied by other, complementary measures.

May 19, 2016

19 May 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.

May 19, 2016

19 May 2016

Le Devoir, p. A9

It is difficult for innovative solutions like nurse-led clinics to establish themselves in a bureaucratic health care system.

April 12, 2016

12 April 2016

Economic Note showing how difficult it is for innovative solutions like nurse-led clinics to establish themselves in a bureaucratic health care system

Quebec’s Health Department is senselessly blocking the opening of clinics run by nurse practitioners who specialize in front-line care. Yet these doctorless clinics would respond to real needs among the population, access to front-line care being one of the main failings of Quebec’s health system. Moreover, a nurse practitioner costs the health care system around 1/3 of what a general practitioner costs, shows an Economic Note published by the MEI.

April 12, 2016

12 April 2016

Toronto Sun, p. 23

The inefficiency of running large deficits versus other ways of stimulating economic growth.

March 10, 2016

10 March 2016

Viewpoint highlighting the inefficiency of running large deficits versus other ways of stimulating economic growth

A number of Bay Street economists are urging the federal government to loosen its purse strings even more and run larger deficits than announced during the election campaign in order to “stimulate” the Canadian economy. This short-term perspective, however, fails to take into account several important considerations.

March 10, 2016

10 March 2016

www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/jasmin-guenette, p. web

Quebec’s health care system continues to underperform compared to those in the rest of Canada and in other Commonwealth countries.

February 7, 2016

7 February 2016

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

Comparing the performance of the provincial premiers in terms of government spending, corporate and individual taxes, and deficits and debt.

February 5, 2016

5 February 2016

From the MEI’s Archives

Overview of the size of the Quebec government's debt and of its dangers

May 6, 2009

6 May 2009

Viewpoint explaining why taxes, fees and charges increase the prices of airfares and make Canadian airports less competitive in relation to American airports

March 27, 2014

27 March 2014

Overview of the size of the Quebec government's debt and of its dangers

March 17, 2011

17 March 2011

Economic Note explaining the benefits to be gained by entrusting pharmacists with greater responsibilities

April 30, 2015

30 April 2015

Analysis of the federal debt situation in the United States

October 7, 2013

7 October 2013

Economic Note on the liberalization of the Canadian postal sector

April 26, 2011

26 April 2011

Economic Note on the historical results of the SGF

October 7, 2010

7 October 2010

Series of texts (in French) discussed in the Journal de Montréal.

November 1, 2008

1 November 2008

Review of the federal government's spending and workforce cuts

March 27, 2012

27 March 2012

Research Paper on the performance of Hydro-Québec and on a privatization proposal for this state corporation

February 3, 2009

3 February 2009

MEI in the Media

The CRTC is not ready for the Internet of Things
Op-ed by Martin Masse, senior writer at the MEI, and Paul Beaudry, associate researcher at the MEI, published on May 22 in The Globe and Mail.

How Government Can Often Make The Environment Worse
Op-ed by Jasmin Guénette, Vice President of the MEI, published on May 19 in The Huffington Post.

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