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www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/jasmin-guenette, p. web

Report on the situation of the forest in Quebec.

December 5, 2015

5 December 2015

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

The cost of the carbon market.

November 25, 2015

25 November 2015

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

Are climate changes responsible for thousands of deaths?

November 25, 2015

25 November 2015

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

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

November 23, 2015

23 November 2015

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

The major reductions in GHG emissions in the former communist countries.

November 20, 2015

20 November 2015

National Post, p. FP09

Relevant economic facts and principles should guide our climate change policy choices.

November 17, 2015

17 November 2015

La Presse, p. A17

The most relevant economic facts and principles that should guide our climate change policy choices.

November 16, 2015

16 November 2015

Research Paper explaining the most relevant economic facts and overarching principles that should guide our climate change policy choices

The Paris Conference that opens on November 30, 2015, is drawing plenty of attention to the fight against climate change, an issue that blends political rhetoric, economic logic and climate science. The aim of this Research Paper is to make key climate change concepts easier to understand as well as to put the mechanisms discussed here in a Canadian context and to base public policy choices on the most relevant facts.

November 12, 2015

12 November 2015

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

The 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

November 10, 2015

10 November 2015

www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/jasmin-guenette, p. web

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

November 6, 2015

6 November 2015

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

The 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

November 5, 2015

5 November 2015

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

The economic situation of the Anticosti Island.

October 29, 2015

29 October 2015

Montreal Gazette, p. A17

The Quebec government will spend hundreds of millions of dollars to subsidize electric vehicles.

October 29, 2015

29 October 2015

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

Eco-doom predictions.

October 19, 2015

19 October 2015

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

Safe transportation of oil.

September 25, 2015

25 September 2015

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

From the MEI’s Archives

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

March 19, 2015

19 March 2015

Economic Note describing energy production and consumption in Quebec

April 16, 2013

16 April 2013

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

May 29, 2012

29 May 2012

Economic Note on the buy local concept as expressed in “food miles”

February 16, 2010

16 February 2010

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 on oil consumption and its production potential in Quebec

April 26, 2012

26 April 2012

Economic Note evaluating the implicit subsidies to wind power, biomass and community power plants

June 17, 2013

17 June 2013

Research Paper analysing efforts made by the Canadian petroleum industry to reduce its impact on the environment

October 11, 2012

11 October 2012

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

MEI in the Media

It's way too hard to weed out bad teachers
Op-ed by Youri Chassin, Economist and Research Director at the MEI, published on February 8 in the Montreal Gazette.

Loyalty program critics protect you from yourself
Op-ed by Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the MEI, published on February 1st in several Sun Media papers.

Despite numerous superficial reforms and a growing budget, health care systems in Canada still do not live up to expectations. As part of the MEI's health care research program, its Vice President, Mr. Jasmin Guénette, met with medical doctors and policy experts in order to better understand which reforms are likely to make our health care systems more efficient, without jeopardizing the universality of care.

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