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Paul Daniel Muller becomes president of the Montreal Economic Institute

Montreal, September 11, 2006 – The chair of the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI), Mr. Adrien D. Pouliot, is pleased to announce that the board of directors has appointed Paul Daniel Muller president of the economic research and educational institute.

“Like many others, I’m anxious for Quebec to change its old ways,” said Mr. Muller. “Other nations have prospered and we would do well to take a closer look at how they succeeded. The Montreal Economic Institute will continue bringing new ideas to the public forum and proposing solutions that draw on individual choice and personal, business and institutional initiative. I am very pleased to be taking up this challenge.”

Paul Daniel Muller’s entire career has been devoted to public policy. An economist by training, he worked as public affairs consultant for more than a decade (1993-2006). Prior to that, he served in several positions with the Quebec government, including political adviser to the minister of immigration, political attaché in the premier’s office and policy analyst for the Ministère du Conseil Exécutif. He co-authored, with Léon Courville, Place à l’initiative – Repenser nos rapports économiques et sociaux, an essay on renewing the Quebec model, published in 2003 by Québec Amérique. Mr. Muller holds a master’s degree in economics from Concordia University.

Mr. Pouliot enthusiastically welcomed Mr. Muller to the helm of the Montreal Economic Institute. “His extensive public policy experience will be a major asset to the MEI and allow us to consolidate and increase our contributions to public debate.”

The Montreal Economic Institute is an independent, non-partisan and non-profit institute that participates in Quebec and Canadian public policy debates by offering wealth-building solutions to fiscal, regulatory, health and education problems. Among its many publications is the Report Card on Quebec’s Secondary Schools, published annually since 2000. The MEI was awarded the prestigious Templeton Freedom Award for Institute Excellence in 2004 for the quality of its management and public relations.

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Information and interview requests: Patrick Leblanc, Director of Communications, Montreal Economic Institute, Tel.: 514-273-0969 (office) or 514-571-6400 (cell.) / E-mail: pleblanc@iedm.org

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