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Michel Kelly-Gagnon
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

President and CEO

After having been head of the Montreal Economic Institute from 1999 to 2006, Michel Kelly-Gagnon was president of the Quebec Employers Council from March 2006 to December 2008. Early in his career he practiced law and then went into business as an associate in a company specializing in employee training. From 2006 to 2009, Mr. Kelly-Gagnon served on the boards of directors of Quebec Workers Compensation Board (CSST). He was one of six people from Quebec honoured in Canada’s Top 40 Under 40™ 2008 awards. The winners were chosen from among 1,100 nominees by an independent selection committee. Mr. Kelly-Gagnon serves on several boards of directors, including that of the Canada Foundation for Innovation, which disburses several hundred million dollars a year in order to finance Canada's research infrastructure. He is back at the helm of the MEI since January 2009 (Biography, full version).

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High resolution photo, p. web
Journalists and fiscal issues.
17 November 2017November 17, 2017
La Presse+, p. web
In favor of reducing the tax burden of Quebecers.
2 November 2017November 2, 2017, p. web
Canada's Working Income Tax Benefit program.
30 October 2017October 30, 2017, p. web
Free trade and its counterpart, protectionism.
6 October 2017October 6, 2017, p. web
The concept of trade balance.
24 August 2017August 24, 2017, p. web
The concept of trade balance.
23 August 2017August 23, 2017, p. web
The cost of trade barriers between provinces.
11 August 2017August 11, 2017

Presentation by Michel Kelly-Gagnon, President and CEO of the MEI, of the keynote address at the Plenary Session of the Atlas Network's Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner 2017, in New York.

9 August 2017August 9, 2017
Viewpoint proposing a new agreement between aircraft manufacturing countries to circumscribe state aid to the aeronautic sector
While all countries subsidize their aircraft industries at different levels, the Canadian sector has been making headlines recently. The massive help Bombardier has received sets a precedent, which other countries could exploit to justify heavily assisting their aerospace industries too, potentially creating a beggar-thy-neighbour dynamic. The scenario of a subsidy race in the aerospace industries of all countries is now a real possibility, unless there is a credible signal that such government intervention will be limited in the future.
3 August 2017August 3, 2017, p. Web
Major labor reform in Brazil.
2 August 2017August 2, 2017
Le Soleil, p. 29
Electric vehicle subsidies.
30 July 2017July 30, 2017
Tax rate increases and their impact.
5 July 2017July 5, 2017, p. web
The capital gains tax and its effects.
29 June 2017June 29, 2017, p. web
The capital gains tax and its effects.
28 June 2017June 28, 2017, p. Web
It is the opportunities to enrich oneself that matter, not the distribution of wealth.
28 June 2017June 28, 2017, p. web

Do we need a national food policy?

3 June 2017June 3, 2017, p. web

Do we need a national food policy?

2 June 2017June 2, 2017, p. web

Supply management 101.

5 May 2017May 5, 2017, p. web

The link between freedom of the press and economic freedom.

2 May 2017May 2, 2017, p. web

The cost of imposing duties on Canadian lumber.

18 April 2017April 18, 2017, p. web

The concept of consumer surplus.

6 April 2017April 6, 2017
La Presse+, p. web

Two examples of measures that would be beneficial to consumers and producers on both sides of the border.

23 March 2017March 23, 2017, p. web

The morality of the economy.

20 March 2017March 20, 2017
The Globe and Mail, p. B04

The threat of a renegotiation of our trade relations with the United States still exists.

25 February 2017February 25, 2017

February 17, 2017 | 28 min. 49 sec. | Médium large (Radio-Canada)

The week in review (in French) with Michel Kelly-Gagnon, President and CEO of the MEI.

17 February 2017February 17, 2017
La Presse+, p. web

The chronic underfunding of the Quebec university system.

15 February 2017February 15, 2017, p. Web

Donald Trump and NAFTA.

7 February 2017February 7, 2017
Economic Note explaining how, when properly understood, these two concepts can complement the profit motive and benefit society as a whole

Corporate social responsibility and sustainability are two widely used concepts. Corporate and government actions are partly judged according to them. Activists, politicians, and corporate leaders use them. But what exactly do they mean? Are they compatible with efficient management in a free society? To what extent are they even useful? This Economic Note will shed some light on these questions.

26 January 2017January 26, 2017
National Post, p. FP7

The integration of the North American automotive industry jeopardized.

17 January 2017January 17, 2017
Investor’s Business Daily, p. 1

The integration of the North American automotive industry jeopardized.

16 January 2017January 16, 2017


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