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Viewpoint illustrating the negligible impact of Quebec’s emissions on the global climate
The Quebec government has on many occasions signalled its commitment to fighting climate change. The province has set several targets for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, aiming to have them disappear almost completely by 2050. Yet Quebec’s share of global GHG emissions is so tiny that achieving the provincial objectives would have an insignificant impact on the evolution of the temperature of the planet.
17 January 2019January 17, 2019
www.iedm.org, p. web
Many indigenous communities support resource development.
16 January 2019January 16, 2019
La Presse+, p. web
Quebecers prefer oil from Western Canada.
20 December 2018December 20, 2018

December 19, 2018 | 10 min. | Maurais Live (CHOI-FM)

Interview (in French) with Germain Belzile, Senior Associate Researcher at the MEI, about the results of an opinion poll commissioned by the Montreal Economic Institute.

19 December 2018December 19, 2018
National Post, p. FP11
Quebecers prefer oil from Western Canada.
19 December 2018December 19, 2018

December 19, 2018 | 11 min. 50 sec. | Nathalie le midi (BLVD-FM)

Interview (in French) with Germain Belzile, Senior Associate Researcher at the MEI, about the results of an opinion poll commissioned by the Montreal Economic Institute.

19 December 2018December 19, 2018

December 19, 2018 | 16 min. 26 sec. | Boulevard du Pacifique (Ici Radio-Canada)

Interview (in French) with Germain Belzile, Senior Associate Researcher at the MEI, about the results of an opinion poll commissioned by the Montreal Economic Institute.

19 December 2018December 19, 2018
The Montreal Economic Institute (MEI) commissioned Leger to poll Quebecers on their opinions regarding various energy-related issues.
19 December 2018December 19, 2018

December 12, 2018 | 10 min. 28 sec. | Le Mid (KYK Radio X)

Interview (in French) with Germain Belzile, Senior Associate Researcher at the MEI, about carbon taxation as a way of reaching the country's GHG reduction goals.

12 December 2018December 12, 2018

December 12, 2018 | 15 min. 27 sec. | Ségal-Lavoie le midi (FM93)

Interview (in French) with Germain Belzile, Senior Associate Researcher at the MEI, about carbon taxation as a way of reaching the country's GHG reduction goals.

12 December 2018December 12, 2018

December 12, 2018 | 19 min. 30 sec. | Nathalie le midi (BLVD)

Interview (in French) with Germain Belzile, Senior Associate Researcher at the MEI, about carbon taxation as a way of reaching the country's GHG reduction goals.

12 December 2018December 12, 2018
The Globe and Mail, p. B4
Carbon taxation and ways to achieve GHG reduction goals.
12 December 2018December 12, 2018
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. web
Carbon taxation and ways to achieve GHG reduction goals.
12 December 2018December 12, 2018
The Montreal Economic Institute (MEI) commissioned Leger to poll Quebecers on their opinions regarding a carbon tax and its possible impacts.
12 December 2018December 12, 2018
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. web
Many indigenous communities support resource development.
22 November 2018November 22, 2018
Edmonton Journal, p. A6 / Calgary Herald, p. A11
Many indigenous communities support resource development.
13 November 2018November 13, 2018

November 13, 2018 | 9 min. 39 sec. | Boulevard du Pacifique (Ici Radio-Canada)

Interview (in French) with Germain Belzile, Senior Associate Researcher at the MEI, about the support of many indigenous communities for resource development.

13 November 2018November 13, 2018

November 12, 2018 | 7 min. 44 sec. | Des matins en or (Ici Radio-Canada)

Interview (in French) with Germain Belzile, Senior Associate Researcher at the MEI, about the support of many indigenous communities for resource development.

12 November 2018November 12, 2018
La Presse+, p. web
Many indigenous communities support resource development.
9 November 2018November 9, 2018
Research Paper showing the support of many indigenous communities for resource development, and how this can be a path toward economic empowerment
The media often convey the impression that First Nations wish to earn a living from traditional activities alone and have little interest in the development of their communities. Yet while some oppose mining and forestry or the building of energy infrastructure, others favour such development and wish to take advantage of the resulting wealth and jobs. This paper focuses on cases where First Nations decided to become involved in the development of resources on their territory, and on the benefits they derived from this involvement.
6 November 2018November 6, 2018
La Presse+, p. web
The value of canceled energy projects in this country.
12 October 2018October 12, 2018
The Hill Times, p. web
The ineffectiveness of the governmental approval process for energy projects.
11 October 2018October 11, 2018
Economic Note proposing some solutions to the ineffectiveness of the governmental approval process for energy projects
In recent years, numerous national energy projects have been cancelled or substantially delayed in Canada due to the ineffectiveness of the governmental approval process. This situation is alarming, given the contribution of the energy sector to the Canadian economy, but also our loss of competitiveness relative to our main trading partner. Indeed, the United States has put in place a series of reforms aimed at reducing the regulatory burden for businesses, while here, we are heading in the opposite direction.
11 October 2018October 11, 2018
www.iedm.org, p. web
Quebec has missed a great opportunity to grow rich through the exploitation of our natural resources.
20 August 2018August 20, 2018
Le Soleil, p. 21
Hydro-Québec is right to want to prioritize profitable projects
16 August 2018August 16, 2018
Huffington Post Québec, p. web
Quebec has missed a great opportunity to grow rich through the exploitation of our natural resources.
14 August 2018August 14, 2018

August, 9 2018 | 11 min. 36 sec. | Drainville PM l'été (98,5FM)

Interview (in French) with Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the MEI, about the prioritization of profitable projects by Hydro-Québec.

9 August 2018August 9, 2018
Economic Note showing how imposing a price on carbon through cap-and-trade will have a negligible effect on GHG emissions, but a significant impact on the economy
A carbon market, like a carbon tax, aims to modify behaviours in order to reduce GHG emissions by setting a price for them. Although such mechanisms are regularly mentioned in the news, their economic consequences are less often discussed, to say nothing of their effectiveness. Does imposing a price on carbon always reduce emissions, or does it instead displace them, along with the accompanying economic activity? In the two scenarios examined here, the effect on GHG emissions would be negligible, but the economic impact would be significant.
13 June 2018June 13, 2018
La Presse+, p. web
The investments of the Caisse de depot et placement in the oil sector.
14 May 2018May 14, 2018
Toronto Sun, p. 16
Opposition to carbon taxation is growing.
11 April 2018April 11, 2018

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