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Germain Belzile
Germain Belzile

Senior Associate Researcher, Current Affairs

Germain Belzile has been teaching economics for over 30 years, first at UQAM, then HEC Montréal. He holds a master’s degree in economics from UQAM, where he also studied at the Ph.D. level. He is a co-author of the most used economics textbooks in French-speaking universities in Canada (Principes de microéconomie & Principes de macroéconomie). The author of numerous articles, he is a regular participant in debates, interviews and conferences on globalization, economics and liberalism.

gbelzile (@iedm.org) / 514 273-0969 (ext. 2231)
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www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. web
The government is encouraging GHG emissions.
16 August 2017August 16, 2017
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. web
Do we need a professional order for teachers?
11 August 2017August 11, 2017
www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca, p. web
The unemployment rate in Quebec.
10 August 2017August 10, 2017
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. web
The AVÉQ vs. electric vehicle subsidies.
3 August 2017August 3, 2017
www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca, p. web
Electric vehicle subsidies.
1 August 2017August 1, 2017

July 26, 2017 | 9 min. 50 sec. | Maurais Live (CHOI-FM)

Interview (in French) with Germain Belzile, Senior Associate Researcher at the MEI, about the requirement to sell more electric and hybrid vehicles and its impact on the prices of conventional vehicles.

Related Content: Electric Vehicle Sales Quotas: A Tax in Disguise

26 July 2017July 26, 2017

July 25, 2017 | 37 min. 22 sec. | Duhaime le midi (FM93)

Interview (in French) with Germain Belzile, Senior Associate Researcher at the MEI, about the requirement to sell more electric and hybrid vehicles and its impact on the prices of conventional vehicles.

Related Content: Electric Vehicle Sales Quotas: A Tax in Disguise

25 July 2017July 25, 2017

July 25, 2017 | 29 min. 4 sec. | Martin Pouliot à BLVD (BLVD 102.1 FM)

Interview (in French) with Germain Belzile, Senior Associate Researcher at the MEI, about the requirement to sell more electric and hybrid vehicles and its impact on the prices of conventional vehicles.

Related Content: Electric Vehicle Sales Quotas: A Tax in Disguise

25 July 2017July 25, 2017

July 25, 2017 | 4 min. 21 sec. | Puisqu'il faut se lever (98,5FM)

Interview (in French) with Germain Belzile, Senior Associate Researcher at the MEI, about the requirement to sell more electric and hybrid vehicles and its impact on the prices of conventional vehicles.

Related Content: Electric Vehicle Sales Quotas: A Tax in Disguise

25 July 2017July 25, 2017
www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca, p. web
Electric vehicle subsidies.
25 July 2017July 25, 2017
Montreal Gazette, p. A06
Electric vehicle subsidies.
25 July 2017July 25, 2017
Viewpoint showing how the requirement to sell more electric and hybrid vehicles will raise the prices of conventional vehicles
The Quebec government has set itself the ambitious task of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 37.5% below their 1990 levels by 2030. In order to reach this target, important policy efforts have been devoted to the transportation sector, which accounts for 43% of total emissions. At the forefront of such efforts are electric vehicle subsidies. But starting with their 2018 models, carmakers will now also be faced with electric and hybrid vehicle sales quotas. This is a tax in all but name, which will disproportionately increase prices of conventional vehicles.
25 July 2017July 25, 2017

July 13, 2017 | 17 min. 40 sec. | Martin Pouliot à BLVD (BLVD 102.1 FM)

Interview (in French) with Germain Belzile, Senior Associate Researcher at the MEI, about Quebecers' appreciation of the health care system.

13 July 2017July 13, 2017
Le Devoir, p. A07
The perils of centralized health care.
13 July 2017July 13, 2017
Viewpoint explaining why it is impossible for bureaucrats at the head of a vast and complex organization to control everything in an efficient manner
For thirty years, the Quebec health care system has experienced multiple systemic problems, especially in terms of long emergency room wait times, and long delays for surgeries as well. Not only has the Health Department been unable to plan the long-term development of the system in such a way as to put an end to these problems once and for all; it also seems unable to allocate resources efficiently when the unexpected occurs. What is so different about the health care sector? And what can be done about it?
13 July 2017July 13, 2017
Montreal Gazette, p. A08
The perils of centralized health care.
13 July 2017July 13, 2017
www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca, p. web
The Bank of Canada announces an increase in its key rate.
12 July 2017July 12, 2017
La Presse+, p. web
Quebecers and their health care system.
12 July 2017July 12, 2017
www.huffingtonpost.ca
Oil production in Alberta and its benefits.
11 July 2017July 11, 2017
www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca
Oil production in Alberta and its benefits.
5 July 2017July 5, 2017

June 26, 2017 | 39 min. 43 sec. | Isabelle (98,5FM)

Interview (in French) with Germain Belzile, Senior Associate Researcher at the MEI, about the inefficiency of programs aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by subsidizing electric cars.

Related Content: Are Electric Vehicle Subsidies Efficient?

26 June 2017June 26, 2017
Toronto Sun, p. 18

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

25 June 2017June 25, 2017

June 22, 2017 | 13 min. 21 sec. | Québec aujourd'hui (BLVD 102.1 FM)

Interview (in French) with Germain Belzile, Senior Associate Researcher at the MEI, about the cost and the efficiency of Quebec and Ontario programs aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by subsidizing electric cars.

Related Content: Are Electric Vehicle Subsidies Efficient?

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.huffingtonpost.ca, p. web

Sweden, and how it provides better access to care.

16 June 2017June 16, 2017

June 15, 2017 | 11 min. 54 sec. | 100% Normandeau (BLVD 102.1 FM)

Interview (in French) with Germain Belzile, Senior Associate Researcher at the MEI, about how Sweden, with private clinics and hospitals seamlessly integrated into a public system, provides better access to care.

Related Content: Viewpoint – Health Care in Sweden: Decentralized, Autonomous, Competitive, and Universal

15 June 2017June 15, 2017

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