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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

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

The online advertising industry.

February 18, 2014

18 February 2014

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

How taxes on products deemed harmful do not necessarily have the desired effects.

February 14, 2014

14 February 2014

The Gazette, p. A15

Bitcoin ATM opens in Montreal.

February 6, 2014

6 February 2014

The Toronto Sun, p. 15

Ottawa’s sick-days system.

February 1, 2014

1 February 2014

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

Protecting online privacy.

January 28, 2014

28 January 2014

National Post, p. FP15

Income inequality.

January 22, 2014

22 January 2014

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

"Sin taxes," as they are known, are taxes that are levied on a certain number of products that governments consider harmful like alcohol, tobacco, gambling and certain foods that are high in sugar or fat. In 2012, the average Canadian family paid 5.3% of its total contributions to government in the form of taxes on alcohol, tobacco, entertainment and other excise taxes.

January 22, 2014

22 January 2014

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

Bitcoin digital currency has attracted the regular attention of the financial press for the past several months. Its price fluctuates enormously, influenced by new innovative developments but also by positive or negative decisions by governments and central banks concerning its use. Is the Bitcoin system here to stay and become an integral part of our economic lives? Whatever the outcome of this particular experiment, the innovations made possible by new information technology have the potential to revolutionize monetary and financial matters.

January 15, 2014

15 January 2014

From the MEI’s Archives

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 on regulation of securities trading and related activities in Canada

January 17, 2008

17 January 2008

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

June 4, 2009

4 June 2009

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

November 7, 2013

7 November 2013

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

October 30, 2007

30 October 2007

Overview of the function of pharmaceutical companies’ promotional activities

September 28, 2011

28 September 2011

Economic Note on the regulation of advertising for certain products

June 16, 2011

16 June 2011

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

October 18, 2011

18 October 2011

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

MEI in the Media

Indignation over proposed Champlain Bridge toll is unwarranted
Op-ed by Ian Irvine, professor of economics at Concordia University and associate researcher at the MEI, published on September 23 in The Gazette.

Mobilicity feeling the pain of government micromanagement on the fly
Op-ed by Michel Kelly-Gagnon, President and CEO of the MEI, published on September 18 in the Financial Post.

Environmentalist groups claim that harvesting the forest jeopardizes its future and harms the animal species that live there. As part of our research program on Quebec's forests, the Vice President of the MEI, Jasmin Guénette, visited an outfitter to see how wildlife activities coexist with logging activities. The short documentary provides a realistic picture of the Quebec forest narrated by those who make their living from it.

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Economic Newsflashes

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