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La Presse+, p. web

Programs aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by subsidizing electric cars.

June 22, 2017

22 June 2017

Economic Note assessing the cost and the efficiency of Quebec and Ontario programs aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by subsidizing electric cars

Ontario and Quebec have set ambitious targets aimed at reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs), respectively 37% and 37.5% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels. The transportation sector is crucial for achieving these ambitious targets, since it represents over a third of the emissions of each province. These have therefore decided to implement, among other things, subsidies to electric vehicles. But is this injection of public funds the best use of our money?

June 22, 2017

22 June 2017

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

The marketing model of maple products in Quebec.

June 21, 2017

21 June 2017

www.lapresse.ca/le-soleil, p. web

Sweden, and how it provides better access to care.

June 17, 2017

17 June 2017

www.huffingtonpost.ca, p. web

Sweden, and how it provides better access to care.

June 16, 2017

16 June 2017

www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca, p. web

The impact of Bill 81 on consumers.

June 15, 2017

15 June 2017

Viewpoint describing how Sweden, with private clinics and hospitals seamlessly integrated into a public system, provides better access to care

The Quebec government wants to centralize the health care system even more with Bill 130, giving the Health Minister more power over administrators and over the management and operation of hospitals. The government would be better off following the example of Sweden, which has successfully moved in the opposite direction, in addition to benefiting from the contribution of the private sector.

June 15, 2017

15 June 2017

www.huffingtonpost.ca, p. web

The impact of the current system of tuition fees on universities.

June 12, 2017

12 June 2017

Le Soleil, p. 19

The marketing model of maple products in Quebec.

June 9, 2017

9 June 2017

www.lavieagricole.ca, p. web

Proposing $13 billion of compensation to farmers to end supply management.

June 7, 2017

7 June 2017

www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca, p. web

Respect for privacy and the development of the Internet.

June 7, 2017

7 June 2017

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. web

The impact of housing policies.

June 6, 2017

6 June 2017

Montreal Gazette, p. A6

The impact of housing policies.

June 6, 2017

6 June 2017

Viewpoint explaining how housing policies such as rent control have more impact on the real estate market than foreign buyers

The government of Ontario has recently announced new policies intended to cool off its real estate market, imposing a 15% tax on foreign home buyers like the one enacted in 2016 in British Columbia, and also extending its rent control regulations. In Montreal, the opposition is asking the City to follow the example set by these two provinces. Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitão has said he is not interested in interfering with the market, and with good reason: This is precisely the kind of policy that contributes to the problem.

June 6, 2017

6 June 2017

www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca, p. web

Do we need a national food policy?

June 3, 2017

3 June 2017

www.huffingtonpost.ca, p. web

Do we need a national food policy?

June 2, 2017

2 June 2017

National Post, p. FP11

Proposing $13 billion of compensation to farmers to end supply management.

June 1, 2017

1 June 2017

La Presse+, p. web

Proposing $13 billion of compensation to farmers to end supply management.

June 1, 2017

1 June 2017

Viewpoint proposing to give farmers $13 billion to buy back production quotas and abolish supply management

Since the 1970s, farms in the dairy, poultry, and egg sectors have been subject to supply management, a system which combines production quotas, price controls, and import barriers to increase the prices of goods produced by these farms. The negative effects of this system for consumers have been studied in depth, and there is now a broad consensus regarding their existence and amplitude. The question of compensating farmers in order to abolish this regime remains an open one.

June 1, 2017

1 June 2017

The Globe and Mail, p. B4

Ottawa must not hold back the 4th industrial revolution.

May 22, 2017

22 May 2017

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

Reducing needless risks surrounding innovation in environmental matters should lead to more innovation.

May 19, 2017

19 May 2017

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

How to modernize the Quebec's union movement.

May 18, 2017

18 May 2017

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

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

The advent of the Internet of Things (IoT), which will soon revolutionize every aspect of our economy and our lives, will force Ottawa to reconsider its telecommunications priorities and policies, argues the 2017 edition of The State of Competition in Canada’s Telecommunications Industry, published by the MEI.

May 4, 2017

4 May 2017

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

The impact of taxes on the poor.

May 3, 2017

3 May 2017

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

Quebec promises to ease rules around volunteering.

April 27, 2017

27 April 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

From the MEI’s Archives

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

May 7, 2015

7 May 2015

Economic Note about the ineffectiveness of a soda tax

November 15, 2012

15 November 2012

Research Paper on the economic impact of agricultural marketing boards

August 28, 2012

28 August 2012

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

January 22, 2014

22 January 2014

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

November 7, 2013

7 November 2013

Economic Note proposing solutions in the debate on municipal pension plans

October 9, 2014

9 October 2014

Viewpoint that sketches a picture of payroll taxes in order to better grasp their impact on workers' remuneration

November 13, 2014

13 November 2014

Economic Note on executive compensation policies

January 20, 2010

20 January 2010

Economic Note illustrating how a substantial minimum wage hike would be particularly harmful in rural regions

December 8, 2016

8 December 2016

Overview of the function of pharmaceutical companies’ promotional activities

September 28, 2011

28 September 2011

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Electric-vehicle subsidies
Op-ed by Germain Belzile, Senior Associate Researcher at the MEI, and Mark Milke, independent policy analyst, published on June 25 in several Sun Media papers.

The Avoidable Slowdown Of Growth In Western Countries
Op-ed by Jasmin Guénette, Vice President of the MEI, published on June 22 in the Huffington Post.

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