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The Globe and Mail, p. B4
How to circumscribe state aid to the aeronautic sector.
10 August 2017August 10, 2017

August 3, 2017 | 11 min. 55 sec. | Duhaime le midi (FM93)

Interview (in French) with Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the MEI, about a new agreement between aircraft manufacturing countries to circumscribe state aid to the aeronautic sector.

Related Content: Viewpoint – Avoiding the Aeronautics Subsidy Race Canada Is Sure to Lose

3 August 2017August 3, 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
Increasing economic freedoms to reduce inequality.
17 July 2017July 17, 2017
www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca, p. web
The Bank of Canada announces an increase in its key rate.
12 July 2017July 12, 2017
www.huffingtonpost.ca
Tax rate increases and their impact.
5 July 2017July 5, 2017
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. web
The International Public Service Day.
4 July 2017July 4, 2017
www.lesaffaires.com, p. web
Costs versus the benefits of tax credit programs.
29 June 2017June 29, 2017
www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca, p. web
The capital gains tax and its effects.
29 June 2017June 29, 2017
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web
Justin Trudeau postpones achieving a balanced budget.
29 June 2017June 29, 2017
www.huffingtonpost.ca, p. web
The capital gains tax and its effects.
28 June 2017June 28, 2017
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web
It is the opportunities to enrich oneself that matter, not the distribution of wealth.
28 June 2017June 28, 2017
www.huffingtonpost.ca, p. web

The impact of large governments.

22 June 2017June 22, 2017
La Presse+, p. web

Programs aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by subsidizing electric cars.

22 June 2017June 22, 2017
Economic Note assessing the cost and the efficiency of Quebec and Ontario programs aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by subsidizing electric cars

Ontario and Quebec have set ambitious targets aimed at reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs), respectively 37% and 37.5% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels. The transportation sector is crucial for achieving these ambitious targets, since it represents over a third of the emissions of each province. These have therefore decided to implement, among other things, subsidies to electric vehicles. But is this injection of public funds the best use of our money?

22 June 2017June 22, 2017
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

Quebec's credit rating upgraded.

21 June 2017June 21, 2017
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

Ottawa invests in a national child care system.

14 June 2017June 14, 2017
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

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

13 June 2017June 13, 2017
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. web

The impact of housing policies.

6 June 2017June 6, 2017
Montreal Gazette, p. A6

The impact of housing policies.

6 June 2017June 6, 2017
Viewpoint explaining how housing policies such as rent control have more impact on the real estate market than foreign buyers

The government of Ontario has recently announced new policies intended to cool off its real estate market, imposing a 15% tax on foreign home buyers like the one enacted in 2016 in British Columbia, and also extending its rent control regulations. In Montreal, the opposition is asking the City to follow the example set by these two provinces. Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitão has said he is not interested in interfering with the market, and with good reason: This is precisely the kind of policy that contributes to the problem.

6 June 2017June 6, 2017
www.huffingtonpost.ca, p. web

Should we be concerned about the trade deficits of countries?

2 June 2017June 2, 2017
www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca, p. Web

Should we be concerned about the trade deficits of countries?

2 June 2017June 2, 2017
National Post, p. FP11

Proposing $13 billion of compensation to farmers to end supply management.

1 June 2017June 1, 2017
La Presse+, p. web

Proposing $13 billion of compensation to farmers to end supply management.

1 June 2017June 1, 2017
Viewpoint proposing to give farmers $13 billion to buy back production quotas and abolish supply management

Since the 1970s, farms in the dairy, poultry, and egg sectors have been subject to supply management, a system which combines production quotas, price controls, and import barriers to increase the prices of goods produced by these farms. The negative effects of this system for consumers have been studied in depth, and there is now a broad consensus regarding their existence and amplitude. The question of compensating farmers in order to abolish this regime remains an open one.

1 June 2017June 1, 2017
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

Cost versus effectiveness of Quebec's Green Fund.

15 May 2017May 15, 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

Ontario is moving forward with a pilot project for a basic income program.

3 May 2017May 3, 2017
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

The impact of taxes on the poor.

3 May 2017May 3, 2017

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