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Economic Note detailing the many taxes and fees that weigh on the Canadian air transport sector, and how reducing this burden would promote its growth
The Canadian air transport sector has experienced significant expansion in recent years. Nonetheless, a multitude of taxes and fees are restricting its potential for growth. Given that favourable conditions are dissipating, especially when it comes to low fuel prices, what can governments do to reduce the fees imposed on transporters, and ultimately on travellers?
21 June 2018June 21, 2018
Economic note showing how imposing a price on carbon through cap-and-trade will have a negligible effect on GHG emissions, but a significant impact on the economy
A carbon market, like a carbon tax, aims to modify behaviours in order to reduce GHG emissions by setting a price for them. Although such mechanisms are regularly mentioned in the news, their economic consequences are less often discussed, to say nothing of their effectiveness. Does imposing a price on carbon always reduce emissions, or does it instead displace them, along with the accompanying economic activity? In the two scenarios examined here, the effect on GHG emissions would be negligible, but the economic impact would be significant.
13 June 2018June 13, 2018
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. web
The cost of election promises.
31 May 2018May 31, 2018

May 28, 2018 | 18 min. 04 sec. | Le 12 à deux (BLVD 102.1 FM)

Interview (in French) with Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the MEI, about the fall of the Canadian dollar.

28 May 2018May 28, 2018
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. web
An OECD report suggests that Canadians are now paying less taxes than Americans.
8 May 2018May 8, 2018

April 30, 2018 | 5 min. 38 sec. | 100% Normandeau (BLVD 102.1 FM)

Interview (in French) with Germain Belzile, Senior Associate Researcher at the MEI, about the PQ proposal to have the government fill out all tax returns ahead of time.

30 April 2018April 30, 2018
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. web
The PQ is proposing to have the government fill out all tax returns ahead of time.
30 April 2018April 30, 2018
The Globe and Mail, p. B4
Ontario is tending more and more toward the Quebec model.
30 April 2018April 30, 2018
Huffington Post Québec, p. web
Quebec's public finances versus Ontario's.
24 April 2018April 24, 2018
Viewpoint explaining how Ontario is tending toward the Quebec model with increasingly high levels of spending, taxation and indebtedness
For decades, Quebec has been known for its rotten public finances: recurrent deficits, lots of spending, and high taxes. But the provincial budgets tabled this spring by the governments of both Quebec and Ontario suggest that the latter province is now competing for the top prize in terms of financial recklessness.
24 April 2018April 24, 2018
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. web
Update on Quebec's debt.
17 April 2018April 17, 2018
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. web
Quebec's debt keeps on growing.
3 April 2018April 3, 2018
La Presse+, p. web
Public spending growth in Quebec.
2 April 2018April 2, 2018

March 29, 2018 | 13 min. 55 sec. | Drainville (98,5 FM)

Interview (in French) with Germain Belzile, Senior Associate Researcher, about the poor state of roads in Quebec and how to fix it.

29 March 2018March 29, 2018

March 21, 2018 | 38 min. | Isabelle (98,5 FM)

Phone in show (in French) with Germain Belzile, Senior Associate Researcher at the MEI, about subsidies for the purchase of electric vehicles.

21 March 2018March 21, 2018

March 19, 2018 | 9 min. 56 sec. | Phare Ouest (Ici Radio-Canada)

Interview (in French) with Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the MEI, about the Canadian household debt which has almost doubled since 1990.

19 March 2018March 19, 2018
Huffington Post, p. web
The probability of a trade war is high.
17 March 2018March 17, 2018

March 12, 2018 | 24 min. 52 sec. | Isabelle (98,5 FM)

Interview (in French) with Germain Belzile, Senior Associate Researcher at the MEI, about the decline of the Canadian dollar.

12 March 2018March 12, 2018
La Presse+, p. web
Analysis of the last federal government budget.
6 March 2018March 6, 2018
Huffington Post Québec, p. web
Poverty is constantly declining in the world.
1 March 2018March 1, 2018
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. web
The Trudeau Government 2018-19 Budget.
26 February 2018February 26, 2018
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. web
Quebec plans to order metro wagons from Bombardier.
23 February 2018February 23, 2018
Toronto Sun, p. 15
Economic growth is the best way to reduce poverty.
23 February 2018February 23, 2018

February 22, 2018 | 21 min. 07 sec. | La commission Gendron (CHIK-FM)

Interview (in French) with Alexandre Moreau, Public Policy Analyst at the MEI, about the publication of a Viewpoint explaining that contrary to popular belief, economic growth is the best way to reduce poverty.

22 February 2018February 22, 2018
Viewpoint explaining that contrary to popular belief, economic growth is the best way to reduce poverty
Is it true that economic growth only benefits a small, privileged elite? This seems to be the belief of certain groups that regularly denounce a “crisis of inequality” in many countries, including Canada. Yet this perspective, which considers wealth creation to be a zero-sum game in which the poorest are prisoners of their economic circumstances, is simply mistaken.
22 February 2018February 22, 2018

Debate between Alexandre Moreau, Public Policy Analyst at the MEI, and Robert Laplante, Director General of the IREC, before Collège de Bois-de-Boulogne students.

21 February 2018February 21, 2018
Le Devoir, p. A9
Economic growth is the best way to reduce poverty.
21 February 2018February 21, 2018
Huffington Post Québec, p. web
Entrepreneurship and taxation.
21 February 2018February 21, 2018
La Presse+, p. web
How to explain the failures of the health system?
16 February 2018February 16, 2018

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