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Le Soleil, p. 19

The lack of a clear, agreed-upon definition of social licence is a threat.

March 10, 2017

10 March 2017

National Post, p. FP11

The lack of a clear, agreed-upon definition of social licence is a threat.

March 7, 2017

7 March 2017

Economic Note exploring how the lack of a clear, agreed-upon definition of social licence is a threat to economic development projects and to the rule of law

The criterion of social licence is a part of every debate surrounding economic development projects, especially when these include impacts on local communities or on the environment. And yet, this new concept is poorly understood, and mentioned nowhere in the law. Certain controversial projects, like pipelines or uranium mines, illustrate the potential pitfalls of social licence and remind us that the demands of some players frequently go beyond this framework.

March 1, 2017

1 March 2017

National Post, p. FP7

The concepts of corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

February 3, 2017

3 February 2017

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

Pressure groups are blocking the Réseau électrique métropolitain (REM) project.

January 31, 2017

31 January 2017

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

The BAPE and the the CDPQ's electric train project.

January 20, 2017

20 January 2017

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

The production of oil versus the necessary energy transition.

December 1, 2016

1 December 2016

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

The impact of the carbon tax on taxpayers.

November 24, 2016

24 November 2016

www.lapresse.ca/le-soleil, p. web

Openness to a new collaboration between Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador.

November 22, 2016

22 November 2016

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

The tendency toward centralization has undermined the competitiveness of the forestry sector.

October 31, 2016

31 October 2016

Le Quotidien, p. 12

The tendency toward centralization has undermined the competitiveness of the forestry sector.

October 28, 2016

28 October 2016

Research Paper showing how the tendency toward centralization, which has characterized forest regime reforms for decades, has undermined the competitiveness of the sector

Over time, the Quebec government has modified, on several occasions, the forest regime that governs the activities of the forestry industry. This Research Paper reviews the history of the forest concessions regime, the TSFMA regime, and the main events that influenced the new 2013 forest regime. It also proposes reforms inspired by the positive aspects of the former regimes and of practices that prevail elsewhere.

October 25, 2016

25 October 2016

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

Advertising-related regulations.

October 6, 2016

6 October 2016

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

The failure of Quebec's Fonds vert in terms of reducing GHG emissions.

August 8, 2016

8 August 2016

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

The cost of protecting biodiversity and endangered species.

August 5, 2016

5 August 2016

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

Many studies find strong environmental benefits from free trade.

July 19, 2016

19 July 2016

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

Many studies find strong environmental benefits from free trade.

July 18, 2016

18 July 2016

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

Embracing innovation to meet our environmental improvement goals.

July 4, 2016

4 July 2016

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

The production of energy from renewable sources.

June 29, 2016

29 June 2016

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

The impact of subsidies for the purchase of electric cars.

June 21, 2016

21 June 2016

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

The development of hydrocarbon resources on Anticosti Island.

June 10, 2016

10 June 2016

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

Greenpeace and logging in Quebec.

May 30, 2016

30 May 2016

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

Earth Day 2016 and predictions of doom.

May 10, 2016

10 May 2016

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

The cost of GHG reduction.

April 22, 2016

22 April 2016

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

Earth Day 2016 and predictions of doom.

April 22, 2016

22 April 2016

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

The cost of a reduction in our oil consumption.

April 15, 2016

15 April 2016

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

Our governments have the tendency to imitate others for their public policies.

April 12, 2016

12 April 2016

La Presse+, p. web

The Government of Quebec and the proposed Energy East pipeline.

March 4, 2016

4 March 2016

National Post, p. web

The potential impact of various proposed energy policies on consumers and taxpayers in Alberta.

March 3, 2016

3 March 2016

Economic Note exploring the potential impact of various proposed energy policies on consumers and taxpayers in Alberta

In recent years, Canadian provinces have adopted various “green” energy policies that have had a discernable impact on their energy markets. Carbon levies and constraints on using certain energy sources to generate electricity are now commonplace, and their use seems to be spreading. Until recently, Alberta had avoided such policy tools. In addition, much electricity in Alberta is generated, transmitted, and sold by private market actors, and thus political interference in the market has mostly been avoided.

March 3, 2016

3 March 2016

From the MEI’s Archives

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

August 20, 2015

20 August 2015

Economic Note on the crisis in the forestry sector and solutions to end it

November 20, 2007

20 November 2007

Economic Note describing energy production and consumption in Quebec

April 16, 2013

16 April 2013

Research Paper on the exploitation of Quebec’s water resources

August 27, 2008

27 August 2008

Viewpoint contrasting the economic costs or benefits of select energy choices for the province of Quebec

April 23, 2015

23 April 2015

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 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

Economic Note on the development of Quebec’s blue gold in a realistic and environmentally respectful manner

July 15, 2009

15 July 2009

Economic Note on oil consumption and its production potential in Quebec

April 26, 2012

26 April 2012

MEI in the Media

In the coming budget, Quebec must keep promise to reduce taxes
Op-ed by Germain Belzile, Senior Associate Researcher at the MEI, and Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the MEI, published on March 24 in the Montreal Gazette.

Create level playing field between taxis, competition
Op-ed by Germain Belzile, Senior Associate Researcher at the MEI, published on March 14 in The Province.

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