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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

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

In the years since the financial crisis of 2008, the free market has taken a beating in the marketplace of ideas. Yet the simple fact remains that the more economic freedom a government leaves in the hands of its people, the better off those people are, not only in terms of basic material well-being, but also in terms of social and individual indicators of human wellbeing. This Economic Note provides a brief overview of economic freedom around the globe.

February 12, 2015

12 February 2015

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

How subcontracting would allow a reduction in the cost of police services.

February 3, 2015

3 February 2015

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

How subcontracting would allow a reduction in the cost of police services.

January 29, 2015

29 January 2015

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

Call for more regulation in the restaurant industry.

January 28, 2015

28 January 2015

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

Everyone will benefit from ride-sharing applications.

December 18, 2014

18 December 2014

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

The costs of an accelerated transition toward green energies and the willingness of Canadians to pay these costs.

December 16, 2014

16 December 2014

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

Policies designed to accelerate the transition to green energy sources are usually presented in terms of their benefits, whereas costs are rarely discussed. This Research Paper proposes to fill this gap in the public debate. It examines the costs of proposals made by the Quebec environmentalist groups Équiterre and Vivre en ville for rapidly reducing oil consumption, as well as the willingness of Quebecers and other Canadians to pay those costs.

December 11, 2014

11 December 2014

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

Internet targeted advertisements.

December 4, 2014

4 December 2014

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

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by subsidizing electric cars.

December 1, 2014

1 December 2014

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

The cost of wireless telephone service in Canada.

November 27, 2014

27 November 2014

The Gazette, p. A17

Ride-sharing applications like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar, and their benefits.

November 25, 2014

25 November 2014

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

Ride-sharing applications like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar, and their benefits.

November 24, 2014

24 November 2014

Le Journal de Montréal, p. 55

Everyone will benefit from ride-sharing applications.

November 22, 2014

22 November 2014

From the MEI’s Archives

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

Economic Note on the potential of entrepreneurial initiatives in health care

November 24, 2011

24 November 2011

Viewpoint describing how everyone will benefit from ride-sharing applications

November 21, 2014

21 November 2014

Research Paper suggesting stricter transparency rules for labour unions using compulsory dues

October 18, 2011

18 October 2011

Economic Note on the regulation of advertising for certain products

June 16, 2011

16 June 2011

Economic Note on the impact of forcing telephone companies to share access to their infrastructure

May 28, 2009

28 May 2009

Research Paper on the economic impact of agricultural marketing boards

August 28, 2012

28 August 2012

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

April 11, 2006

11 April 2006

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

November 7, 2013

7 November 2013

Economic Note on the ineffectiveness of plain packaging of cigarettes

August 15, 2011

15 August 2011

MEI in the Media

We Should Transport as Much Oil as We Can by Pipeline
Op-ed by Michel Kelly-Gagnon, President and CEO of the MEI, published on May 27 in The Huffington Post.

Trade deal may end Canada’s obsolete supply management policies
Op-ed by Michel Kelly-Gagnon, President and CEO of the MEI, and Youri Chassin, Economist and Research Director at the MEI, published on May 26 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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