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Patrick Déry
Patrick Déry

Editor and Public Policy Analyst

Patrick Déry holds a bachelor of law degree and a certificate in journalism from Laval University. He developed his own retail business for nine years before selling it to devote himself to journalism. He was deputy editor-in-chief of Trente, the magazine of the Fédération professionnelle des journalistes du Québec, from 2006 to 2011. He also worked as a copy editor for Le Journal de Montréal, the Métro newspaper, and La Presse, where he managed the editorial pages from 2013 to 2015. He has a particular interest in health care and education public policy, and in small businesses. He joined the MEI team in January 2017.

patrick.dery (@iedm.org) / 514 273-0969 (ext. 2221)
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Les Affaires, p. web
Would a government monopoly drug insurance plan provide more generous coverage?​
21 September 2018September 21, 2018

July 24, 2018 | 43 min. 41 sec. | Isabelle l'été (98.5 FM)

Interview & phone in show (in French) with Patrick Déry, Public Policy Analyst at the MEI, about emergency room wait times that are stagnating.

24 July 2018July 24, 2018
www.iedm.org, p. web
Reply to Médecins québécois pour un régime public
19 July 2018July 19, 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
La Presse+, p. web
Portrait of columnist Alain Dubuc.
18 July 2018July 18, 2018
Huffington Post Québec, p. web
Emergency room wait times are stagnating in Quebec.
16 July 2018July 16, 2018

July 12, 2018 | 9 min. 36 sec. | Drainville PM (FM 98,5)

Interview (in French) with Patrick Déry, Public Policy Analyst at the MEI, about emergency room waiting times that are not going down, but going up.

12 July 2018July 12, 2018

July 12, 2018 | 7 min. 46 sec. | Midi actualité (BLVD 102.1 FM)

Interview (in French) with Patrick Déry, Public Policy Analyst at the MEI, about emergency room waiting times that are not going down, but going up.

12 July 2018July 12, 2018
Montreal Gazette, p. A07
Emergency room wait times are stagnating in Quebec.
12 July 2018July 12, 2018
La Presse+, p. web
Emergency room wait times are stagnating in Quebec.
12 July 2018July 12, 2018
Viewpoint showing that emergency room wait times are stagnating, and calling for pilot projects of privately managed hospitals within the public system
“Hospitals: Quebec brings order to emergency rooms — No patient will stay more than 48 hours,” ran a front-page headline in La Presse on March 11... 1980! Last year, the minister of health repeated this ultimatum. Waiting times at emergency rooms have been making news for a long time. Data released this past spring suggest that the situation has improved and that waiting times have declined, especially for patients on stretchers. What is actually going on?
12 July 2018July 12, 2018
La Presse+, p. web
Should we privatize the SAQ or keep the State's monopoly on the sale of alcohol?
11 June 2018June 11, 2018
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. web
The cost of election promises.
31 May 2018May 31, 2018
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. web
The situation with surgeries performed in Quebec hospitals.
21 May 2018May 21, 2018
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. web
The situation with surgeries performed in Quebec hospitals.
18 May 2018May 18, 2018
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. web
Entrepreneurial dynamism meets the demand for care for the elderly.
14 May 2018May 14, 2018
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. web
Entrepreneurial dynamism meets the demand for care for the elderly.
10 May 2018May 10, 2018
Le Devoir, p. A07
The more economically free a country is, the more press freedom exists there.
3 May 2018May 3, 2018
Economic Note explaining how the more economically free a country is, the more press freedom exists there
The virtues of press freedom are widely recognized today. Economic freedom, another essential liberty, is for its part underappreciated. Yet it makes a substantial contribution to the improvement of human well-being, in addition to which it is a necessary condition for ensuring a certain degree of press freedom.
3 May 2018May 3, 2018
The Wall Street Journal, p. 15
The more economically free a country is, the more press freedom exists there.
2 May 2018May 2, 2018
Le Soleil, p. 21
Entrepreneurial dynamism meets the demand for care for the elderly.
26 April 2018April 26, 2018
Viewpoint showing how entrepreneurial dynamism meets the demand for care for the elderly while offering quality services
It seems that each week brings its share of bad news about the Quebec health care system, to the point that we forget that certain of its components work rather well. This is the case for senior housing and care, largely provided by the private sector.
26 April 2018April 26, 2018
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. web
Government versus private enterprise: double standards.
4 April 2018April 4, 2018
Huffington Post, p. web
Government control over access to medical training hurts patients.
19 March 2018March 19, 2018
La Presse+, p. web
Government control over access to medical training hurts patients.
15 March 2018March 15, 2018
Viewpoint explaining how government control over access to medical training hurts patients
Quebec’s Health Minister announced a reduction in the number of medical school admissions last year in order to keep doctors from ending up unemployed in the future. And yet, one in five Quebecers still does not have a family doctor, and proportionally, Quebec has fewer doctors than most industrialized countries. Is this government control over access to medical training the best way to meet Quebecers’ health care needs?
15 March 2018March 15, 2018
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. web
Is universal public dental insurance needed?
6 March 2018March 6, 2018
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. web
How to improve our education system.
27 February 2018February 27, 2018

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