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www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

The impact of taxes on the poor.

May 3, 2017

3 May 2017

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

The federal government should withdraw from the health sector.

March 1, 2017

1 March 2017

www.vancouversun.com, p. web

The federal government should withdraw from the health sector.

February 21, 2017

21 February 2017

Viewpoint showing how a decentralization of health care decisions would increase the opportunities for experiments and discoveries of best practices and ways of delivering services

Since last fall, the Canadian health care system has once again become a source of bickering. The federal government, which is a significant funder of the provinces’ health programs, wants to limit the rate of increase of its transfers and force provinces to spend on specific areas like mental health and home care. The territories and certain provinces have bowed to pressure from Ottawa, but four of the five most populous provinces are still refusing the federal offer. While it is political in nature, economic analysis of this conflict can provide some useful insights.

February 21, 2017

21 February 2017

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

Health care funding in Canada.

February 10, 2017

10 February 2017

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

Too much food labeling creates confusion.

January 20, 2017

20 January 2017

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

The impact of regulation on certain sectors of the economy.

January 19, 2017

19 January 2017

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

Issues to look for in the year 2017.

December 23, 2016

23 December 2016

www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca, p. web

The private sector and the health care system.

December 12, 2016

12 December 2016

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

The state of health services in Quebec.

November 28, 2016

28 November 2016

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

The ineffectiveness of a soda tax.

November 11, 2016

11 November 2016

Montreal Gazette, p. A10

The presence of a mixed health care system accessible to all.

November 1, 2016

1 November 2016

National Post, p. FP11

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

October 20, 2016

20 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

Economic Note describing a measure for collecting hospital quality data and making it transparent and accessible to Quebec patients

Choosing the right hospital can be a difficult decision for patients and their families. In 2005, in order to provide more transparency and facilitate evidence-based decisions, Germany began requiring that all hospitals publish structured quality reports every two years. These reports are meant to allow patients to compare the level of quality of each hospital. Doctors can also base their referrals on these reports. This kind of transparency leads to the continuous improvement of the quality of medical treatment.

October 20, 2016

20 October 2016

The Globe and Mail, p. B4

Imposing plain packaging on tobacco companies.

October 10, 2016

10 October 2016

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

Advertising-related regulations.

October 6, 2016

6 October 2016

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

Plain packaging and the food sector.

October 3, 2016

3 October 2016

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

The debate over plain packaging in Canada.

September 29, 2016

29 September 2016

Research Paper providing an overview of the history and current state of tobacco policy in Canada, with a focus on the debate over plain packaging

In Canada, tobacco is one of the most regulated and controlled industries, and smoking, because it is hazardous to one’s health, is one of the most heavily regulated behaviours. It thus provides a good example of how far risky behaviour is being regulated and taxed in Canada. The case of tobacco may also hint at how government might next regulate and tax other industries like alcohol, fast food, and sugary beverages.

September 29, 2016

29 September 2016

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

Poor countries' access to medicines.

September 22, 2016

22 September 2016

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

Health care reforms.

September 9, 2016

9 September 2016

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

The regulations to limit the presence of fast food restaurants.

September 1, 2016

1 September 2016

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

The development of new drugs allows patients to lead longer, healthier lives and leads to savings elsewhere in the health care system.

July 18, 2016

18 July 2016

www.torontosun.com, p. web

The development of new drugs and its impact.

June 20, 2016

20 June 2016

Le Devoir, p. A09

The development of new drugs and its impact.

June 15, 2016

15 June 2016

Research Paper illustrating how the development of new drugs allows patients to lead longer, healthier lives and leads to savings elsewhere in the health care system

Although the costs of new pharmaceuticals are often the subject of critical media coverage, they are rarely juxtaposed with the benefits that these new drugs bring. Among other things, new research presented in this Research Paper investigates the impact that pharmaceutical innovation had on utilization of hospital care by cancer patients in Canada from 1995 to 2012.

June 15, 2016

15 June 2016

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

Doctorless clinics.

June 8, 2016

8 June 2016

Montreal Gazette, p. A10

The efficiency of clinics led by specialized nurse practitioners

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

From the MEI’s Archives

Viewpoint evaluating the timid health care reforms adopted in Quebec over the past decade

June 4, 2015

4 June 2015

Research Paper illustrating how the development of new drugs allows patients to lead longer, healthier lives and leads to savings elsewhere in the health care system

June 15, 2016

15 June 2016

Economic Note explaining how taxes on products deemed harmful do not necessarily have the desired effects

January 22, 2014

22 January 2014

Economic Note on the optimization of operating blocks in Quebec

December 14, 2007

14 December 2007

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

April 12, 2016

12 April 2016

Economic Note describing some of the most important contributions of pharmaceutical research to the betterment of health conditions over the past century

June 18, 2014

18 June 2014

Economic Note on the improvement of the efficiency of Quebec’s health care system

September 16, 2010

16 September 2010

Overview of the function of pharmaceutical companies’ promotional activities

September 28, 2011

28 September 2011

Economic Note on the role of the private sector in France's health care system

April 24, 2008

24 April 2008

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

April 30, 2015

30 April 2015

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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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