Encouraging Entrepreneurship: Billions of Dollars of Subsidies or Tax Cuts?

Income tax increases since 2015 have impeded the creation of thousands of businesses, shows this MEI study. Federal revenues collected by Ottawa’s most recent tax hike are equivalent to the entirety of production subsidies promised…

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Greater Flexibility in Hiring and Firing Teachers Improves Quality of Education

Greater flexibility in the hiring and firing of teachers would substantially improve the quality of education in Quebec, notes this MEI study. Out of 111,000 Quebec teachers, four were fired for incompetence over the past…

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Canada’s and Quebec’s Energy Needs – Ipsos poll commissioned by the MEI

The Montreal Economic Institute (MEI) commissioned Ipsos to poll Canadians on their opinions regarding various issues related to energy.

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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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