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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

Viewpoint describing how everyone will benefit from ride-sharing applications

Ride-sharing applications like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar are currently revolutionizing the urban transportation industry. By allowing taxi drivers to find clients more rapidly, and other individuals to offer transportation services more easily, these technologies could lead to considerable improvements for customers. Sensible economic policy should avoid hindering their adoption by consumers while compensating those who are negatively affected by obsolete government regulations from the past.

November 21, 2014

21 November 2014

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

Of all the components of taxation in Quebec, payroll taxes are without a doubt the least well-known among the general public. While employees may indeed notice a discrepancy between what they receive and what their employers pay out, it is difficult to fully understand the reasons for this. Nor do employees know the magnitude of the sums that their employers must pay to the taxman in addition to the salaries they are paid. This Viewpoint aims to clarify the issue of payroll taxes in order to better grasp their impact on the remuneration of workers.

November 13, 2014

13 November 2014

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

To what extent should tobacco products be taxed?

November 6, 2014

6 November 2014

Economic Note proposing solutions in the debate on municipal pension plans

The pension plans of municipal employees across the province of Quebec face deficits totalling $3.9 billion. For certain municipalities, pension plan contributions have exploded over the past few years. The Quebec government recently introduced a bill whose purpose is to ensure the sustainability of these plans, but that does not call into question their underlying principles.

October 9, 2014

9 October 2014

La Presse, p. A16

The funding deficits of municipal pension plans in Quebec.

October 3, 2014

3 October 2014

Viewpoint explaining that the state of competition in the Canadian wireless sector does not justify more interventionist measures

There are several myths going around regarding the state of competition in the Canadian wireless sector. According to critics, the lack of competition compared to other industrialized countries means that Canadians are among those who pay the most for their services ‒ services, moreover, that are of poor quality. The MEI recently delved into this subject in some detail. As a new round of CRTC hearings begins, during which wholesale roaming fees will be debated, we are revisiting the matter briefly in order to contribute to a more balanced debate.

September 29, 2014

29 September 2014

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

The carbon market.

September 24, 2014

24 September 2014

Financial Post, p. FP11

The government's micromanagement of the Canadian telecommunications sector.

September 18, 2014

18 September 2014

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

Regulating the Internet.

September 12, 2014

12 September 2014

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

Taxing tobacco in order to reduce consumption.

September 9, 2014

9 September 2014

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

The ongoing debate over illegal immigration.

September 9, 2014

9 September 2014

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

The tendency for governments to regulate the advertising industry.

August 7, 2014

7 August 2014

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

The tendency for governments to regulate the advertising industry.

August 5, 2014

5 August 2014

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

France's 'anti-Amazon' law.

July 11, 2014

11 July 2014

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

Never before in the history of humanity has there been as rapid an increase in longevity as there was during the 20th century. In industrialized countries, life expectancy at birth has risen from an average of about 50 years in 1900 to a little over 80 years today. A growing number of people can now live not only longer but also healthier than ever before. Indeed, substantial gains in terms of quality-adjusted life expectancy have been recorded for decades in many countries.

June 18, 2014

18 June 2014

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

Interprovincial trade in Canada.

June 8, 2014

8 June 2014

National Post, p. FP09

The legal and regulatory modifications required to clarify Bitcoin's status.

June 5, 2014

5 June 2014

Economic Note exploring the legal and regulatory modifications required to clarify Bitcoin's status

In order for Bitcoin to develop and grow, its legal status will have to be clarified. As it happens, this digital currency is attracting more and more attention from governments around the world. Several of them are currently studying the phenomenon in order to better understand it and find ways of regulating its use. This Economic Note presents an analysis of the situation in Canada and in other countries that have adopted regulatory frameworks for Bitcoin.

May 29, 2014

29 May 2014

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

The measures promoted by the anti-tobacco movement.

May 15, 2014

15 May 2014

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

The perverse effects of regulation.

May 8, 2014

8 May 2014

National Post, p. FP11

Various aspects of the Canadian telecommunications industry related to competition.

May 7, 2014

7 May 2014

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

To the detriment of consumers across the country, the federal government has been encouraging artificial competition in the telecommunications industry for the past seven years. Fixated on the goal of promoting the emergence of a fourth wireless carrier in each of Canada's regional markets, the government has lost sight of the ultimate goal of promoting the development of a dynamic, efficient industry, according to this Research Paper.

May 6, 2014

6 May 2014

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

Government espionage.

April 16, 2014

16 April 2014

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

The tax burdens on entrepreneurs.

April 9, 2014

9 April 2014

The Toronto Sun, p. 19

Why taxes, fees and charges increase the prices of airfares and make Canadian airports less competitive.

March 31, 2014

31 March 2014

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

The impact of taxes, fees and charges on the prices of airfares in Canada.

March 28, 2014

28 March 2014

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

Proposals to expand Canadian public pension plans.

February 27, 2014

27 February 2014

From the MEI’s Archives

Economic Note exploring the legal and regulatory modifications required to clarify Bitcoin's status

May 29, 2014

29 May 2014

Economic Note on regulation of securities trading and related activities in Canada

January 17, 2008

17 January 2008

Research Paper on the economic impact of agricultural marketing boards

August 28, 2012

28 August 2012

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

May 6, 2014

6 May 2014

Overview of studies about the positive impacts of coordination agreements between air carriers

February 9, 2012

9 February 2012

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

May 28, 2009

28 May 2009

Research Paper proposing a global and non-coercive approach to fighting obesity

May 9, 2013

9 May 2013

Analysis on increasing life expectancy and public pension benefits

April 17, 2012

17 April 2012

Research Paper on the public policy approaches to dealing with the illegal economy

October 30, 2007

30 October 2007

Economic Note on the ineffectiveness of plain packaging of cigarettes

August 15, 2011

15 August 2011

MEI in the Media

No, ride-sharing apps will not be disastrous for Montreal
Op-ed by Vincent Geloso and Jasmin Guénette, respectively associate researcher and vice-president at the MEI, published on November 25 in The Gazette.

Most of Latin America Has Adopted Democracy. Will Cuba?
Column by Michel Kelly-Gagnon, President and CEO of the MEI, published on November 13 in The Huffington Post.

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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