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Toronto Sun, p. 15
The Supreme Court of Canada's examination of the Comeau case.
11 December 2017December 11, 2017

December 8, 2017 | 13 min. 45 sec. | Québec aujourd'hui (BLVD 102.1 FM)

Interview (in French) with Alexandre Moreau, Public Policy Analyst at the MEI, about the impact of interprovincial protectionism and how a Supreme Court liquor law challenge could bring it to and end.

Related Content: The Comeau Case: The End of Provincial Trade Barriers?

8 December 2017December 8, 2017
Huffington Post Québec, p. web
The Supreme Court of Canada's examination of the Comeau case.
8 December 2017December 8, 2017
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. web
Supreme Court of Canada hearing Comeau case.
7 December 2017December 7, 2017

December 5, 2017 | 8 min. 22 sec. | L'heure de pointe - Toronto (Ici Radio-Canada)

Interview (in French) with Patrick Déry, Public Policy Analyst at the MEI, about the opening of the Comeau case at the Supreme Court of Canada (starting at 6:07).

Related Content: The Comeau Case: The End of Provincial Trade Barriers?

5 December 2017December 5, 2017
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. web
The Supreme Court of Canada's examination of the Comeau case.
5 December 2017December 5, 2017
Viewpoint explaining the impact of interprovincial protectionism and how a Supreme Court liquor law challenge could bring it to and end
The Canadian federation was founded in 1867 in part to ensure a common, unified market across the country. This ideal is enshrined in Section 121 of the Constitution. Yet while substantial trade does take place between the provinces, the dream of a truly unified market remains elusive. An important case about to be heard by the Supreme Court of Canada, though, may help bring down the barriers the provinces have erected to restrict trade over the years.
5 December 2017December 5, 2017
The Globe and Mail, p. B4
Interprovincial trade barriers.
29 November 2017November 29, 2017
La Presse+, p. web
Interprovincial trade barriers.
29 November 2017November 29, 2017

November 28, 2017 | 13 min. 55 sec. | Sophie sans compromis (BLVD 102.1 FM)

Interview (in French) with Patrick Déry, Public Policy Analyst at the MEI, about an opinion poll on interprovincial trade barriers in Canada.

Related Content: Comeau Case – Canadian Opinion Survey

28 November 2017November 28, 2017
Though few Canadians have heard of New Brunswick man Gérard Comeau’s case, which the Government of New Brunswick has appealed to the Supreme Court of Canada, a majority of people have a clear view on who should win.
28 November 2017November 28, 2017
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. web
The renegotiation of NAFTA and protectionism.
23 October 2017October 23, 2017

Presentation by Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the MEI, before the students of the Université du Québec à Montréal.

20 October 2017October 20, 2017
Research Paper explaining what we can learn about entrepreneurship and wealth creation from the Austrian theory
Everyone claims to favour entrepreneurship, but politicians routinely propose various programs to help entrepreneurs, when they should instead concentrate on getting rid of policies that discourage them. Indeed, the empirical literature shows that interventionist policies are detrimental to entrepreneurship. The Austrian School of Economics has much to teach us about the kinds of policies that truly encourage entrepreneurship and wealth creation, and thus how to improve public policies in Canada.
19 September 2017September 19, 2017

August 25, 2017 | 39 min. 42 sec. | Isabelle (98,5FM)

Interview (in French) with Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the MEI, about the SAQ situation and its monopoly status.

25 August 2017August 25, 2017
www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca, p. web
The concept of trade balance.
24 August 2017August 24, 2017
www.huffingtonpost.ca, p. web
The concept of trade balance.
23 August 2017August 23, 2017

August 23, 2017 | 17 min. 41 sec. | Québec aujourd'hui (BLVD 102.1 FM)

Interview (in French) with Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the MEI, about the benefits of liberalization of the alcohol market in Quebec.

23 August 2017August 23, 2017

August 23, 2017 | 9 min. 20 sec. | Midi Pile (KYK 95,7 FM)

Interview (in French) with Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the MEI, about the benefits of liberalization of the alcohol market in Quebec.

23 August 2017August 23, 2017
Viewpoint showing how the vast majority of Canadian farmers succeed on the world market, without benefiting from protectionist measures
In order to justify the continued existence of supply management, producers’ associations state that they could not actually compete on the American market, and that without this system, they would even lose their shares of the domestic market. This Viewpoint aims to show that on the contrary, it is possible for Canadian farmers to be successful on the world market, without benefiting from such protectionist measures.
17 August 2017August 17, 2017
www.huffingtonpost.ca, p. web
The cost of trade barriers between provinces.
11 August 2017August 11, 2017
www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca, p. web
Barriers to trade between Canadian provinces.
9 August 2017August 9, 2017
Viewpoint proposing a new agreement between aircraft manufacturing countries to circumscribe state aid to the aeronautic sector
While all countries subsidize their aircraft industries at different levels, the Canadian sector has been making headlines recently. The massive help Bombardier has received sets a precedent, which other countries could exploit to justify heavily assisting their aerospace industries too, potentially creating a beggar-thy-neighbour dynamic. The scenario of a subsidy race in the aerospace industries of all countries is now a real possibility, unless there is a credible signal that such government intervention will be limited in the future.
3 August 2017August 3, 2017
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

Competition and its effects on the cost of goods and services.

13 June 2017June 13, 2017
Les Affaires, p. 20

Small retailers should be allowed to import and sell wine freely, without going through the SAQ.

6 May 2017May 6, 2017
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

Supreme Court agrees to hear appeal of cross-border booze case.

5 May 2017May 5, 2017
www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/michel-kellygagnon, p. web

Supply management 101.

5 May 2017May 5, 2017
www.huffingtonpost.ca/michel-kellygagnon, p. web

The link between freedom of the press and economic freedom.

2 May 2017May 2, 2017
Montreal Gazette, p. A8

Small retailers should be allowed to import and sell wine freely, without going through the SAQ.

27 April 2017April 27, 2017
Viewpoint proposing to allow small retailers to import and sell wine freely, without going through the SAQ

The Quebec government is currently studying various ways of ending the SAQ’s monopoly. The Crown corporation has indeed been the target of multiple criticisms over the years, as much for the prices of its products as for its management and efficiency. Another, less frequently heard but nonetheless important criticism is the lack of space the public monopoly leaves for small entrepreneurs. This latter concern should guide the government in its reflections on the liberalization of the alcohol market.

27 April 2017April 27, 2017

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