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The Globe and Mail, p. A11

The push for a national pharmacare system.

July 24, 2015

24 July 2015

Montreal Gazette, p. A15

Electronic cigarettes and Quebec’s Bill 44.

July 21, 2015

21 July 2015

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

The natural resources sector's tax and regulatory burden.

July 21, 2015

21 July 2015

Calgary Herald, p. A21

Regulating electricity prices.

July 16, 2015

16 July 2015

Le Journal de Montréal, p. 45

The federal tax credit for labor-sponsored funds.

July 11, 2015

11 July 2015

www.huffingtonpost.ca/yanick-labrie, p. web

Price controls and their consequences.

July 8, 2015

8 July 2015

Toronto Sun, p. 17

The costs of supply management in Canada.

June 22, 2015

22 June 2015

Viewpoint making the case for the dismantlement of supply management for Canada's dairy, poultry, and egg industries

The ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations between 12 Pacific Rim nations, including Canada, are raising concerns among defenders of supply management policies for Canada’s dairy, poultry, and egg industries. The federal government is undoubtedly feeling pressure at the negotiating table to modify the system. But rather than making cosmetic alterations to placate our international trading partners, it could instead seize this opportunity to put a definitive end to Canada's anachronistic supply management policies.

June 17, 2015

17 June 2015

La Presse +, p. Web

The cost of a carbon tax.

June 15, 2015

15 June 2015

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

Exploiting shale gas vs. certain levels of risk.

June 10, 2015

10 June 2015

Le Devoir, p. A09

The timid health care reforms adopted in Quebec over the past decade.

June 5, 2015

5 June 2015

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

The shale gas development debate from the point of view of landowners.

June 1, 2015

1 June 2015

Toronto Sun, p. 15

Governments regulating online home-sharing services.

June 1, 2015

1 June 2015

Economic Note providing an overview of the shale gas development debate from the point of view of landowners

The possibility of developing shale gas in the St. Lawrence Lowlands caused quite a stir in Quebec between 2008 and 2012. In this public debate, the projects put forward for developing this resource did not pass the test of social acceptability. The voices of environmentalist groups, well-organized and omnipresent in the media, carried further than those of industry promoters. Between these two poles, there are also those who have natural gas wells on their land.

May 27, 2015

27 May 2015

The Globe and Mail, p. B04

The costs of supply management in Canada.

May 26, 2015

26 May 2015

www.huffingtonpost.ca/yanick-labrie, p. Web

The maple syrup monopoly in Quebec.

May 25, 2015

25 May 2015

Toronto Sun, p. 13

The benefits of ride-sharing applications.

May 18, 2015

18 May 2015

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

Loto-Québec and online gaming.

May 12, 2015

12 May 2015

Toronto Sun, p. 17

US and Canadian airports competing for passenger dollars.

May 11, 2015

11 May 2015

National Post, p. FP11

Ottawa's interventions in the telecommunications sector.

May 7, 2015

7 May 2015

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

The numerous interventions carried out by the federal government to encourage the establishment of a 4th wireless telephony player across the country will hurt consumers by undermining innovation in this industry. This is all the more worrisome given that important technological revolutions are in the works that will require billions of dollars of investments from the country’s telecommunications companies. This is one of the conclusions of the 2015 edition of The State of Competition in Canada’s Telecommunications Industry.

May 7, 2015

7 May 2015

Viewpoint contrasting the economic costs or benefits of select energy choices for the province of Quebec

Quebec is blessed in terms of the energy resources available on its territory. Most obviously, there is the province’s vast hydroelectric capacity, which produces 96% of its electricity. This month, the government made public a series of reports suggesting that it might soon be ready to move forward and allow oil development in the province. In light of this news, it is worth reconsidering some of Quebec’s energy choices to see which kinds of policies might enrich, rather than impoverish, Quebec taxpayers.

April 23, 2015

23 April 2015

La Presse, p. A17

Four areas of the health care industry in Canada that are largely private and that work well.

April 7, 2015

7 April 2015

www.blogues.journaldemontreal.com/iedm, p. Web

The maple syrup monopoly in Quebec.

April 4, 2015

4 April 2015

Economic Note explaining the collaborative model of natural resource development that has benefitted, among others, the Cree of Quebec

Northern Quebec overflows with mineral resources whose development could generate substantial economic activity. To derive benefits from these resources successfully, businesses, the government and local communities—many of which consist of Aboriginal populations—must collaborate in order for everyone to have an interest in the economic success of development projects.

March 19, 2015

19 March 2015

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

Digital supplies and the tax system.

March 17, 2015

17 March 2015

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

Safe transportation of oil.

March 10, 2015

10 March 2015

Montreal Gazette, p. A15

Loto-Québec and the changing market.

March 9, 2015

9 March 2015

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

Safe transportation of oil.

February 28, 2015

28 February 2015

www.blogues.journaldemontreal.com/iedm, p. Web

The idea of a "deep-freeze" on public spending.

February 13, 2015

13 February 2015

From the MEI’s Archives

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

May 6, 2014

6 May 2014

Economic Note on the effects of controls such as floor prices and ceiling prices

April 11, 2006

11 April 2006

Economic Note on the economic considerations such a ban represents

November 17, 2005

17 November 2005

Economic Note that shows how antitrust laws often result in penalizing consumers

September 25, 2012

25 September 2012

Research paper showing the adverse effects of policies aiming to reduce public expenses on prescription drugs

June 5, 2013

5 June 2013

Economic Note on the effects of regulation of prices and service offerings of Internet service providers

June 4, 2009

4 June 2009

Economic Note on the necessary balance between the protection of privacy on the Internet and the maintenance of a climate favourable to investment, innovation and job creation

September 19, 2013

19 September 2013

Economic Note explaining the collaborative model of natural resource development that has benefitted, among others, the Cree of Quebec

March 19, 2015

19 March 2015

Economic Note offering an overview of the Bitcoin phenomenon and the issues that it raises

January 15, 2014

15 January 2014

Research Paper evaluating the costs of an accelerated transition toward green energies and the willingness of Canadians to pay these costs

December 11, 2014

11 December 2014

MEI in the Media

On childcare, don’t look to Quebec
Op-ed by Michel Kelly-Gagnon, President and CEO of the MEI, and Yanick Labrie,Economist at the MEI, published on July 30 in the National Post.

The risks that come with a national pharmacare program
Op-ed by Yanick Labrie, Economist at the MEI, published on July 24 in The Globe and Mail.

Waiting lists are a persistent problem in the health care systems of Quebec and Canada, contributing to the deterioration of patient health and quality of life. As part of its health care research program, the Vice President of the MEI, Mr. Jasmin Guénette, met with patients and medical professionals in order to better understand the harmful effects of waiting lists.

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