Montreal, July 13, 2017 – The centralizing approach of Quebec Health Minister Gaétan Barrette, of which his Bill 130 and the MUHC board of directors crisis are representative, is at the very heart of the recurring problems affecting Quebec’s health care system for the past three decades.
Indeed, trying to plan the development of the health care system and centralize decision-making, as Quebec has been doing, is a project that’s doomed to fail and that will not solve the problem of wait times, shows a Viewpoint published today by the MEI.
Montreal, June 22, 2017 – While Quebec and Ontario are trying to stimulate the sale of electric vehicles any way they can, an Economic Note published today by the MEI shows that subsidizing the purchase of such vehicles is the least efficient and most expensive way of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Montreal, June 20, 2017 - The antidumping duties on Canadian softwood lumber that will be announced Friday by the United States, which could be as high as 10%, will once again penalize Canadian workers and American consumers, according to calculations carried out by the MEI.
Montréal, June 19, 2017 - L'IEDM invite fortement le gouvernement en place à poursuivre ses efforts pour moderniser le système de santé et rappelle l'importance de mettre en place, de pair avec le financement à l'acte, des indicateurs de performance dans les hôpitaux.
Montreal, June 15, 2017 – The Quebec government is missing the mark by trying to centralize the provision of hospital care, as is the case once again with Bill 130. Indeed, a Viewpoint published today by the MEI shows that Quebec would have an interest in following the example of Sweden, which has a decentralized model.
Montreal, June 6, 2017 - With the Ontario government releasing a five-year action plan to move the province toward a universally accessible child care system, the MEI warns that Quebec's child care system is flawed and should not be copied.
Montreal, Tuesday, June 6, 2017 – While Quebec has just announced that it will not impose a tax on foreign buyers, British Columbia and Ontario should take a step back and abolish those that they put in place. These kinds of measures, like rent control, are ill-advised responses to price increases in the housing market, and risk making the problem worse, shows a Viewpoint published today by the MEI.
Montreal, June 1st, 2017 – Compensating farmers who paid for production quotas with the revenue from a temporary tax would allow the government to abolish supply management in the dairy, poultry, and egg sectors, shows a Viewpoint published today by the MEI.
Montreal, May 18, 2017 - With Ottawa unveiling its new carbon tax, the MEI points out that this measure will increase the tax burden on Canadian households, and it is calling on the government to offset this effect by lowering taxes.
Montreal, May 17, 2017 – More Quebecers prioritize Western Canadian oil for its imports. They would rather exploit their own oil resources and favour pipelines as a means of transporting oil. Released today, the Leger poll, commissioned by the MEI, follows up on a similar poll carried out a year ago.
Montreal, May 12, 2017 – Yesterday evening, the MEI presented the John Dobson Medal for Free Enterprise to Mr. Richard Garneau, President and CEO of Resolute Forest Products. “We award this medal to individuals who defend free enterprise, among other things by standing up to lobby groups that attempt to undermine economic end entrepreneurial freedom. And on this count, this year’s recipient is quite a fighter!” says Michel Kelly-Gagnon, President and CEO of the MEI.
Montreal, May 4, 2017 – The highest court in the land has just agreed to hear the case of Gérard Comeau, a New Brunswick resident accused of having illegally “imported” alcohol from Quebec in 2012. It is a decision that could eventually lead to the elimination of trade barriers between the provinces.
Montreal, May 4, 2017 – The advent of the Internet of Things (IoT), which will soon revolutionize every aspect of our economy and our lives, will force Ottawa to reconsider its telecommunications priorities and policies, argues the 2017 edition of The State of Competition in Canada’s Telecommunications Industry, published today by the MEI.