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Les Affaires, p. 20

Small retailers should be allowed to import and sell wine freely, without going through the SAQ.

May 6, 2017

6 May 2017

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

Supreme Court agrees to hear appeal of cross-border booze case.

May 5, 2017

5 May 2017

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

Supply management 101.

May 5, 2017

5 May 2017

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

The link between freedom of the press and economic freedom.

May 2, 2017

2 May 2017

Montreal Gazette, p. A8

Small retailers should be allowed to import and sell wine freely, without going through the SAQ.

April 27, 2017

27 April 2017

Viewpoint proposing to allow small retailers to import and sell wine freely, without going through the SAQ

The Quebec government is currently studying various ways of ending the SAQ’s monopoly. The Crown corporation has indeed been the target of multiple criticisms over the years, as much for the prices of its products as for its management and efficiency. Another, less frequently heard but nonetheless important criticism is the lack of space the public monopoly leaves for small entrepreneurs. This latter concern should guide the government in its reflections on the liberalization of the alcohol market.

April 27, 2017

27 April 2017

Do you agree that independent merchants (for example, restaurant owners, wine merchants) should be able to import wine freely and sell it directly to consumers, without having to go through the SAQ? Do you agree that Quebeckers should be able to buy wine in Canada, or elsewhere, without having to go through the SAQ?

April 27, 2017

27 April 2017

The Province, p. 10

Regulating ride sharing companies in Vancouver.

March 14, 2017

14 March 2017

The Globe and Mail, p. B04

The threat of a renegotiation of our trade relations with the United States still exists.

February 25, 2017

25 February 2017

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

Is free trade good for all?

February 17, 2017

17 February 2017

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

Donald Trump and NAFTA.

February 7, 2017

7 February 2017

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

Restrictions on the sale of wine in grocery stores or convenience stores.

February 2, 2017

2 February 2017

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

The empirical connection between entrepreneurship and economic freedom.

November 24, 2016

24 November 2016

La Presse+, p. web

Should the SAQ be privatized?

November 24, 2016

24 November 2016

Montreal Gazette, p. NP7

The economic benefits of legalizing marijuana.

November 21, 2016

21 November 2016

Telegraph-Journal, p. 11

The empirical connection between entrepreneurship and economic freedom.

November 14, 2016

14 November 2016

The Globe and Mail, p. B4

Donald Trump and NAFTA.

November 14, 2016

14 November 2016

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

Donald Trump and NAFTA.

November 14, 2016

14 November 2016

Research Paper looking at the empirical connection between entrepreneurship and economic freedom

Entrepreneurship is one of the main engines of the economy. Entrepreneurs invest, create jobs, and help increase the standard of living of all. This Research Paper looks at the empirical connection between entrepreneurship and economic freedom. If there is a positive correlation between these two variables, then public policies aiming to support business creation must take this fact into account.

November 4, 2016

4 November 2016

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

Quebec wants to develop the economy and entrepreneurship.

October 27, 2016

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

The International Day of Peace.

September 22, 2016

22 September 2016

Le Soleil (Québec), p. 23

Protectionism provides benefits for a limited group, all while harming a majority.

September 20, 2016

20 September 2016

La Presse+, p. web

The taxi drivers' business model vs Uber.

September 20, 2016

20 September 2016

www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/mathieu-bedard, p. web

The virtues of free trade.

September 19, 2016

19 September 2016

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

Economic freedom in Canada.

September 19, 2016

19 September 2016

Le Quotidien (Chicoutimi), p. 12

Protectionism provides benefits for a limited group, all while harming a majority.

September 16, 2016

16 September 2016

Viewpoint contrasting the widespread costs and concentrated benefits of softwood lumber protectionism

Despite multiple legal setbacks before WTO and NAFTA tribunals, American softwood lumber producers are still calling for the imposition of limits and tariffs on Canadian imports, arguing that they represent unfair competition because they are subsidized. If no agreement is ratified before October 12, 2016, imports from Canada could be subject to tariffs of up to 25%. The case of softwood lumber is a good illustration of how protectionism provides benefits for a limited group, all while harming a majority.

September 15, 2016

15 September 2016

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

Privatize Canada Post.

September 14, 2016

14 September 2016

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Research Paper analyzing various aspects of the Canadian telecommunications industry related to competition

May 5, 2016

5 May 2016

Economic Note analyzing the positive impact of economic freedom on prosperity and on various social indicators such as health, education, life expectancy and life satisfaction

February 12, 2015

12 February 2015

Economic Note showing that funding for medically required care remains almost completely public in Canada, unlike in the rest of the OECD

December 15, 2015

15 December 2015

Overview of the limits of the peak oil theory

September 1, 2009

1 September 2009

Analysis of the federal debt situation in the United States

October 7, 2013

7 October 2013

Viewpoint explaining the benefits for consumers and workers of liberalizing mobile food vending in Montreal

May 13, 2016

13 May 2016

Economic Note describing the impact of staffing services on the flexibility of the labour market

November 7, 2013

7 November 2013

Economic Note explaining how subcontracting certain auxiliary tasks performed by police officers to security agents would allow a reduction in the cost of police services while preserving their quality

January 29, 2015

29 January 2015

Research Paper describing how the courts might soon make more room for the private sector in the funding and delivery of care, and how this would benefit patients without threatening universality

November 19, 2015

19 November 2015

Economic Note explaining how private for-profit hospitals are contributing positively to European health care systems

November 6, 2014

6 November 2014

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