The MEI is an independent public policy think tank. Through its publications and media appearances, the MEI stimulates debate on public policies in Quebec and across Canada by proposing reforms based on market principles and entrepreneurship.
It neither solicits nor accepts any government funding. It is funded by the voluntary contributions of individuals, private organizations, and charitable foundations that support its mission.
Ranked amongst the 15 top new think tanks in the world
The MEI was awarded the prestigious Templeton Freedom Award Grants for Institute Excellence 2004. These prizes were given to fifteen young think tanks around the world among the 140 institutes from 49 countries that were considered. The recipients were chosen based on excellence in overall performance, including operating practices and public relations. The MEI is the first Canadian think tank to be honoured by this award created by Sir John Templeton.