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Poll: Quebecers prefer oil from Western Canada

Montreal, December 19, 2018 – In the wake of the Quebec Premier’s recent statements about Alberta oil, which have sown discontent in Western Canada, a Leger poll conducted for the MEI and released today shows that a large majority of Quebecers prefer to get oil from Western Canada than from anywhere else in the world.

As of tomorrow, Ottawa is living on credit

Montreal, December 14, 2018 – The federal government will have spent all its revenues for 2018 by around 9 PM on December 15. For the remaining sixteen days of the year, it will have to borrow to pay its bills. Most of the provinces fare better: British Columbia and Quebec, notably, will still have money in the bank long after ringing in the New Year, according to the MEI’s calculations.

Interprovincial trade: Politicians need to walk the walk

Montreal, December 5, 2018 – While the Prime Minister of Canada and his provincial counterparts are getting together to discuss the trade barriers that remain within Canada, the MEI invites politicians who are talking the talk to finally also walk the walk on this issue.

Obesity is rising while sugar consumption is falling

Montreal, November 27, 2018 – Sugar is not the cause of the obesity “epidemic” in Quebec or elsewhere, and raising taxes on sugary drinks, as certain groups regularly call for, is doomed to failure, shows a publication launched today by the MEI.

Economic statement: Ottawa is on the wrong track

Montreal, November 19, 2018 – On Wednesday, with its economic statement, Ottawa is expected to announce targeted measures to attract investment to Canada and help businesses diversify their exports. The MEI points out again that this will not solve our fundamental competitiveness problem; the government should instead lower corporate taxes in order to restore the Canadian advantage.

Canada does not need a food policy

Montreal, November 14, 2018 – Ottawa must not give in to the siren calls asking the government to intervene more in the market for food. Doing so would undermine innovation in an industry that works well thanks to the freedom to trade, which leads to expanding choice and ever-lower prices for consumers, shows a Research Paper published today by the MEI.

First Nations get richer thanks to oil, mining, and forests

Montreal, November 6, 2018 – Contrary to the widely held belief that they systematically oppose projects, numerous indigenous communities have embraced the development of natural resources to improve their quality of life, shows a Research Paper published today by the MEI.

The fight against poverty depends on economic freedom

Montreal, October 25, 2018 – Provincial and federal elections always bring with them a whole slew of promises. Inevitably, the various political parties propose to further intervene in the economy and in people’s lives. However, a publication launched today by the MEI shows, evidence in hand, that the wealth of a nation depends instead on less government intervention and more economic freedom.

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