Quebec budget: The MEI applauds tax cuts, but is concerned about the deficit

Quebec, March 21, 2023 – The tax cuts announced with the tabling of the provincial budget are good news for Quebecers, concludes the Montreal Economic Institute.

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Will Interest Rates Make Debt Service Payments Explode?

Higher interest rates would lead to a rapid increase in debt service payments for the Quebec government, according to this study by the MEI. The Institute calculates that an increase of 0.76 percentage points in…

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Learning to Be Patient: Emergency Room Wait Times Keep Rising Despite Promises

The median length of stay for a patient in an ER in Quebec was 5 hours and 11 minutes last year, according to this MEI study. With the exception of the 2020-2021 fiscal year, the…

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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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