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The Globe and Mail, p. B07

The cost of economic restrictions on energy.

August 25, 2015

25 August 2015

Le Soleil, p. 26

The likely costs in terms of jobs and economic activity of conservation measures to protect the boreal caribou.

August 23, 2015

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

The natural resources sector's tax and regulatory burden.

July 21, 2015

21 July 2015

La Presse +, p. Web

The cost of a carbon tax.

June 15, 2015

15 June 2015

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

Exploiting shale gas versus certain levels of risk.

June 10, 2015

10 June 2015

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

Exploiting shale gas vs. certain levels of risk.

June 10, 2015

10 June 2015

Toronto Sun, p. 15

Economic growth and wealth creation vs. climate change.

June 8, 2015

8 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

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

Safe transportation of oil.

May 27, 2015

27 May 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

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

The economic costs or benefits of select energy choices for the province of Quebec.

April 28, 2015

28 April 2015

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

The economic costs or benefits of select energy choices for the province of Quebec.

April 27, 2015

27 April 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

Master Resource, p. web

Earth Day 2015.

April 22, 2015

22 April 2015

La Presse +, p. web

Earth Day 2015.

April 22, 2015

22 April 2015

National Post, p. FP11

Proposals to impose new carbon taxes on gasoline.

April 16, 2015

16 April 2015

Le Devoir, p. A07

Reaction to the Manifesto for a Global Movement.

April 9, 2015

9 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

La Presse, p. A20

Quebec forest policy and timber rights.

March 12, 2015

12 March 2015

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

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by subsidizing electric cars.

January 21, 2015

21 January 2015

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

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by subsidizing electric cars.

December 5, 2014

5 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

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by subsidizing electric cars.

November 28, 2014

28 November 2014

Economic Note on the efficiency of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by subsidizing electric cars

While there were only 100,000 electric cars in the world at the beginning of 2012, the number of units on the road passed the 400,000 mark in early 2014. The subsidies offered by various governments have had a lot to do with this very rapid increase. These are motivated in large part by reduction targets for greenhouse gases (GHGs) and for the consumption of petroleum products. In Canada, the transportation sector emits nearly a quarter (24%) of all GHGs. This is why Ontario and Quebec are proposing incentives to electrify personal transportation.

November 27, 2014

27 November 2014

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

TransCanada pipeline and the financing of the MEI.

November 18, 2014

18 November 2014

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

Oil sands and their environmental impact.

October 29, 2014

29 October 2014

The Winnipeg Sun, p. 19

The impact of global conferences and summits on CO2 emissions.

October 23, 2014

23 October 2014

From the MEI’s Archives

Economic Note explaining the impact of logging on the future of our forests and the survival of the woodland caribou

August 14, 2014

14 August 2014

Economic Note proposing the development of several hydroelectric projects

October 6, 2011

6 October 2011

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 development of Quebec’s blue gold in a realistic and environmentally respectful manner

July 15, 2009

15 July 2009

Research Paper on the exploitation of Quebec’s water resources

August 27, 2008

27 August 2008

Economic Note on the efficiency of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by subsidizing electric cars

November 27, 2014

27 November 2014

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 the equalization formula and its impact on the development of natural resources

May 29, 2012

29 May 2012

Economic Note on oil consumption and its production potential in Quebec

April 26, 2012

26 April 2012

Economic Note explaining the collaborative model of natural resource development that has benefitted, among others, the Cree of Quebec

March 19, 2015

19 March 2015

MEI in the Media

Closer scrutiny of Canadian economy doesn’t pass the recession test
Op-ed by Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the MEI, published on September 2 in The Globe and Mail.

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.

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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