REACTION: Federal pharmacare legislation is a slippery slope to lower quality coverage, says MEI

Montreal, February 29, 2024 – The pharmacare bill tabled by the Trudeau government today could lead to worse prescription drug insurance coverage for millions of Canadians, according to a Montreal Economic Institute researcher.

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The Dangers of a Pan-Canadian Drug Insurance Program

Imposing a single-payer universal drug insurance plan on all Canadians would jeopardize coverage quality for at least 21.5 million among them, according to this study released by the MEI.

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Pro-Market Reforms Promote Income Mobility: The Case of Alberta

Reductions in government spending and regulatory burden under the Ralph Klein government, in Alberta, led to increased income mobility among the poorest segment of the population, according to this study by the Montreal Economic Institute.

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The reason to care about economics, and the reason to study it, is not just to understand material well-being, but instead it's about a much bigger picture: how we cooperate in a world of strangers and diversity, and how we turn that cooperation into better and longer and more peaceful lives for more people.

Steven Horwitz (1964-2021), Distinguished Professor of Free Enterprise, Ball State University.

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The State of the Boreal Forest Harvest

Setting the record straight on mistaken information about the forest harvest in Canada.

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