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August 30, 2019 | 9 min. 19 sec. | Que la Mauricie se lève! (FM 106,9)

Interview (in French) with Germain Belzile, Senior Associate Researcher at the MEI, about SQDC employees who want a salary increase.

30 August 2019August 30, 2019
Viewpoint explaining how the encouragement of competition between schools would help control spending and improve the quality of education
When it comes to education, successive Quebec governments have rarely been shy to brag about their “investments.” Especially in recent years, education has often been one of the favourite themes of the various political parties. Knowing that this file represents the second largest item in the province’s budget, and that education spending is expected to keep growing, two questions arise: Is this growth sustainable, and is there a way to do things differently?
29 August 2019August 29, 2019

August 20, 2019 | 13 min. 01 sec. | Matins sans frontières (Ici Radio-Canada)

Interview (in French) with Germain Belzile, Senior Associate Researcher at the MEI, about the impact of a possible recession.

20 August 2019August 20, 2019
La Presse+, p. web
We must increase electricity rates.
3 August 2019August 3, 2019
National Post, p. FP11
The carbon tax and the carbon market are ineffective.
23 July 2019July 23, 2019
La Presse+, p. web
The inefficiency of carbon pricing systems in Canada.
8 July 2019July 8, 2019

July 6, 2019 | 15 min. 14 sec. | Roy Green Show (Global News Radio)

Interview with Germain Belzile, Senior Associate Researcher at the MEI, about an Economic Note examining whether Canada’s carbon pricing systems meet certain basic economic conditions.

6 July 2019July 6, 2019

July 4, 2019 | 18 min. 14 sec. | Danielle Smith (Global News Radio)

Interview with Germain Belzile, Senior Associate Researcher at the MEI, about an Economic Note examining whether Canada’s carbon pricing systems meet certain basic economic conditions.

4 July 2019July 4, 2019

July 4, 2019 | 11 min. 45 sec. | The Geoff Currier Show (Global News Radio)

Interview with Germain Belzile, Senior Associate Researcher at the MEI, about an Economic Note examining whether Canada’s carbon pricing systems meet certain basic economic conditions.

4 July 2019July 4, 2019
National Post, p. FP9
The idea of a wealth tax.
4 July 2019July 4, 2019

July 4, 2019 | 19 min. 25 sec. | Boulevard du Pacifique (Ici Radio-Canada)

Interview (in French) with Germain Belzile, Senior Associate Researcher at the MEI, about an Economic Note examining whether Canada’s carbon pricing systems meet certain basic economic conditions.

4 July 2019July 4, 2019

July 4, 2019 | 12 min. 07 sec. | La croisée (Ici Radio-Canada)

Interview (in French) with Germain Belzile, Senior Associate Researcher at the MEI, about an Economic Note examining whether Canada’s carbon pricing systems meet certain basic economic conditions.

4 July 2019July 4, 2019
The Globe and Mail, p. B4
The inefficiency of carbon pricing systems in Canada.
4 July 2019July 4, 2019
Economic Note examining whether Canada’s carbon pricing systems meet certain basic economic conditions
Since the 1920s and the work of A.C. Pigou, economists have generally agreed that imposing a price on pollution emissions is the most efficient way to reduce those emissions while minimizing the drawbacks associated with interventions aiming to limit pollution. This way of doing things usually yields better results than regulation or other government interventions that do not rely on market mechanisms.
4 July 2019July 4, 2019

June 6, 2019 | 11 min. 57 sec. | Ségal le midi (FM93)

Interview (in French) with Germain Belzile, Senior Associate Researcher at the MEI, about the maintenance of roads that is threatened with the massive arrival of electric cars.

6 June 2019June 6, 2019

April 15, 2019 | 10 min. 51 sec. | Nathalie le midi (BLVD-FM)

Interview (in French) with Germain Belzile, Senior Associate Researcher at the MEI, about the introduction of a toll as a solution to finance the cost of an infrastructure.

15 April 2019April 15, 2019

Presentation by Germain Belzile, Senior Associate Researcher at the MEI, before St-Hyacinthe CÉGEP students.

11 April 2019April 11, 2019
Economic Note showing that a detailed examination of Canada’s costly and complicated tax system is needed
Taxpayers always meet the months of March and April with some apprehension, as they will have to devote precious hours of their time to completing their income tax returns, or pay someone else to do it for them. Is it possible to make life easier for taxpayers by simplifying the tax system?
10 April 2019April 10, 2019

Pascale Déry, Vice-President, Communications and Development at the MEI, hosted the closing conference of the Forum économique de la relève d’affaires' 4th Edition.

27 March 2019March 27, 2019

Presentation by Germain Belzile, Senior Associate Researcher at the MEI, before members of the Association des économistes québécois.

27 March 2019March 27, 2019

March 18, 2019 | 16 min. 39 sec. | Nathalie le midi (BLVD-FM)

Interview (in French) with Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the MEI, about the federal government presenting its last budget tomorrow before the elections expected in the fall.

18 March 2019March 18, 2019
Huffington Post Québec, p. web
Love dilemmas and the economy.
14 February 2019February 14, 2019

February 13, 2019 | 12 min. 20 sec. | Nathalie le midi (BLVD-FM)

Interview (in French) with Germain Belzile, Senior Associate Researcher at the MEI, about the standard of living of Quebecers which is still declining (starting at 3:30).

13 February 2019February 13, 2019
Le Droit, p. web
The excessive regulation that stifles entrepreneurship and drags down the economy in Canada.
13 February 2019February 13, 2019
Viewpoint explaining that an economic environment more favourable to productivity growth can raise living standards in the long term
Quebec Premier François Legault has often stated his desire to attract foreign investment into the province and to increase Quebecers’ standard of living. An essential precondition for this is to create an economic environment that is more favourable to productivity growth, considered by economists to be the main determinant of rising living standards in the long term. This can be achieved by reducing the amount of room taken up by the government in the economy, through a decrease in public spending.
13 February 2019February 13, 2019
The Hill Times, p. web
The excessive regulation that stifles entrepreneurship and drags down the economy in Canada.
7 February 2019February 7, 2019

Presentation by Germain Belzile, Senior Associate Researcher at the MEI, before members of the Conservative Caucus on the Canadian Economy in 2019.

22 January 2019January 22, 2019
La Presse+, p. web
Quebec has a record budget surplus.
10 December 2018December 10, 2018
Viewpoint examining the numerous reasons to question the effectiveness of a soda tax
Earlier this year, the Quebec government formed a committee whose stated goal was to propose a soda tax, for the purpose of reducing the prevalence of obesity. Yet there are numerous reasons to question the effectiveness of this measure. Indeed, when a tax modifies the price of a good, there is no guarantee that the replacement product will be better for one’s health than the taxed product.
27 November 2018November 27, 2018
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. web
Canada's Poverty Reduction Strategy.
26 November 2018November 26, 2018

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