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Peter St. Onge
Peter St. Onge is an assistant professor at the Department of International Business at Taiwan's Feng Chia University. He has served as a fellow at the Mises Institute, where he focused his research on economic history and cryptocurrencies. His popular writings on public policy include fiscal and monetary policy, social policy and technological change. Peter has published numerous academic papers on macroeconomic policy and corporate strategy. He also has a solid experience in fundraising and portfolio management, as he was between 2005 and 2010 general partner of a private equity fund in Washington, D.C. Peter holds a Ph.D. and a M.A. in Economics from George Mason University, and a bachelor in Economics and Political Science from McGill University. He’s fluent in English, Japanese, French and Spanish. He joined the MEI team in August 2019.
Viewpoint examining how Canada’s lighter regulatory touch cuts compliance costs and makes it easier for firms to list
Canada has avoided the great die-off of public companies afflicting American business especially since the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which imposed new, more restrictive accounting and financial transparency rules. But with trends reversing somewhat since 2012, much work remains to be done in Canada to promote access to investment opportunities for the middle class. This would not only further democratize wealth-building for regular Canadians, but also give start-ups even greater ability to raise funds to grow their business.