Keynes at 140: British Economist Argued Against Printing Money to Finance Deficits
Montreal, June 5, 2023 – Famed British economist John Maynard Keynes would have disagreed with the Bank of Canada’s policy of purchasing government bonds with newly-minted cash, according to a joint study published by the Montreal Economic Institute and the Morocco-based Arab Center for Research this morning.
Bill 22 on expropriation: A step backward for property rights according to the MEI
Montreal, May 25, 2023 – The new Act respecting expropriation proposed by the Quebec government constitutes a big step backward for property rights in Quebec, says the Montreal Economic Institute following the tabling of Bill 22.
The telecom sector’s contribution to decarbonization
Montreal, May 18, 2023 – The private sector’s contribution to the reduction of GHG emissions is too often overlooked. In a publication launched today by the MEI, Senior Policy Analyst Krystle Wittevrongel shines a light on the emission reductions generated by the telecommunications industry.
Quebec government unprepared for end of electricity surplus, says MEI
Montreal, May 11, 2023 – The end of Quebec’s electricity surplus is fast approaching, but the solutions proposed by the government are either too little or too late, concludes a study published by the Montreal Economic Institute this morning.
May Day: Canada Workers Benefit fails full-time low-income workers, MEI study finds
Montreal, May 1st, 2023 – The Canada Workers Benefit—in its current form—fails to incentivize full-time work for low-income Canadians, according to an economic note published by the Montreal Economic Institute this morning.
Economic growth is good for your health, concludes an MEI study
Montreal, April 27, 2023 – There is a connection between economic growth and increased life expectancy, concludes a study published by the Montreal Economic Institute this morning.
Public finances, tourism, and affordable housing: The MEI unveils its prebudget brief for Montreal
Montreal, April 25, 2023 – In the context of budget consultations taking place today at City Hall, the Montreal Economic Institute published its prebudget brief for Montreal this morning.
Clarification: Is private sector health care more expensive?
Montreal, April 24, 2023 – The data published by the Institut de recherche et d’informations socioéconomiques (IRIS) this morning paint a misleading picture of the costs of health care in Quebec, states the senior director of communications at the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI).
Federal debt: a 50% increase under the Trudeau government
Montreal, April 18, 2023 – The federal government’s gross debt has increased by 50% since the start of the Trudeau government’s first mandate, shows an Economic Note published this morning by the Montreal Economic Institute.
MEI-Ipsos poll: A majority of Canadians favour increased access to private health care
Montreal, April 6, 2023 – A majority of Canadians—and even more Quebecers—support increased access to private health care, according to a new MEI-Ipsos poll published this morning.