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

The taxi industry and ride-sharing applications.

August 27, 2015

27 August 2015

Economic Note highlighting the positive effects of pedagogical autonomy and accountability of teachers and school principals on student results

Giving teachers and school principals more control over course content and teaching methods, all while rewarding or penalizing them according to the consequences of their decisions, could improve academic results. When autonomy and accountability are jointly applied, students generally achieve better grades, even when standard of living variances are taken into account.

August 27, 2015

27 August 2015

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

Amazon paying authors based on how many pages are read.

August 24, 2015

24 August 2015

Economic Note estimating the likely costs in terms of jobs and economic activity of conservation measures to protect the boreal caribou

Since the addition of the boreal caribou to the threatened species list, the Quebec government has made considerable efforts to protect its habitat by limiting forestry companies’ access to the public forest. No one denies the need to have in place conservation measures for protecting biodiversity, as long as they have concrete positive effects and that the associated costs are not out of proportion with the goals. When it comes to the boreal caribou, though, these two criteria are not necessarily respected.

August 20, 2015

20 August 2015

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

The compartmentalization of trades in the construction industry.

August 19, 2015

19 August 2015

Ottawa Citizen, p. C5

The advantages of having a mixed public-private drug insurance system.

August 19, 2015

19 August 2015

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

Mount Rushmore syndrome.

August 17, 2015

17 August 2015

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

Should the State encourage people to have more children?

August 13, 2015

13 August 2015

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

From the MEI’s Archives

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

May 7, 2015

7 May 2015

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

October 18, 2011

18 October 2011

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

February 12, 2015

12 February 2015

Economic Note on supply management policies in the taxi industry

August 25, 2010

25 August 2010

Viewpoint describing how everyone will benefit from ride-sharing applications

November 21, 2014

21 November 2014

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

November 7, 2013

7 November 2013

Economic Note about the ineffectiveness of a soda tax

November 15, 2012

15 November 2012

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

May 27, 2015

27 May 2015

Economic Note on executive compensation policies

January 20, 2010

20 January 2010

Analysis on increasing life expectancy and public pension benefits

April 17, 2012

17 April 2012

MEI in the Media

Higher energy costs, infinitesimal environmental benefits
Op-ed by Michel Kelly-Gagnon, President and CEO of the MEI, and Guillaume Tremblay, Public Policy Analyst at the MEI, published on August 25 in The Globe and Mail.

Quebec’s costly daycare experiment
Op-ed by Michel Kelly-Gagnon, President and CEO of the MEI, published on August 24 in several Sun Media papers.

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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