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Montreal, March 15, 2018 – It is often said that Quebec has a lot of physicians. In fact, the province has fewer doctors than most other industrialized countries and should put an end to university admissions quotas, shows a publication launched today by the MEI.
15 March 2018March 15, 2018
Montreal, March 14, 2018 – After softwood lumber and supercalendered paper, this time it’s newsprint and other printing paper that’s being hit by American protectionism. These new tariffs will penalize not only Canadian companies, but also American consumers.
14 March 2018March 14, 2018
Montreal, March 8, 2018 – While the Fédération des producteurs acéricoles du Québec (FPAQ) is struggling with substantial levels of unsold inventory, there has been a significant increase in Quebec’s imports of maple syrup, almost all from the United States, shows a publication launched today by the MEI.
8 March 2018March 8, 2018
Montreal, February 23, 2018 – The current federal government has systematically broken its fiscal promises since taking office, and the Finance Minister will have to proceed with caution, show the figures compiled by the MEI in the lead-up to the unveiling of the federal budget on Tuesday.
23 February 2018February 23, 2018
Montreal, February 22, 2018 – Despite the widely covered statements of groups like Oxfam decrying wealth disparities, the empirical data show that economic growth, far from benefiting only a small group of elites, allows millions of people to climb out of poverty each year in Canada and elsewhere, as shown in a publication launched today by the MEI.
22 February 2018February 22, 2018
Montreal, February 15, 2018 – The best way to avoid provincial trade wars is to bring down the barriers that still exist between the provinces. The Comeau case, which the Supreme Court is currently studying, could normalize the free movement of goods and services from coast to coast to coast and help put an end to harmful disputes like the one between Alberta and British Columbia currently making headlines, says the MEI.
15 February 2018February 15, 2018
Montreal, February 9, 2018 – The new review process for industrial projects unveiled by Ottawa risks hurting the Canadian economy’s competitiveness even more by creating greater uncertainty among investors, points out the MEI, adding that the energy sector is already going through a difficult period.
9 February 2018February 9, 2018
Montreal, February 7, 2018 – Contrary to what some would have you believe, spending on health care and education in Quebec have increased substantially in recent years, but these additional sums have had little impact on the quality or accessibility of public services, shows a publication launched today by the MEI.
7 February 2018February 7, 2018
Montreal, February 1, 2018 – A few weeks from the next provincial budget, a Leger poll released today shows that a majority of Quebecers are happy about the tax cuts recently announced by the government. They also think that their taxes are too high, and that tax cuts are good for the economy.
1 February 2018February 1, 2018
Montreal, January 25, 2018 – The Montreal Economic Institute has begun accepting Bitcoin donations.
24 January 2018January 24, 2018
Montreal, January 22, 2018 – The United States and Canada have to make concessions in order to save NAFTA, whose days are numbered if the parties at the negotiating table persist in wanting to protect their industries to the detriment of consumers and free trade.
22 January 2018January 22, 2018
Montreal, January 18, 2018 – Quebec pays out twice as much in corporate subsidies as Ontario, proportional to the size of its economy. This policy does not make Quebecers richer, shows a publication released today by the MEI.
18 January 2018January 18, 2018


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