Montreal, November 2, 2001 – The Montreal Economic Institute and the Fraser Institute today released the second annual Report Card on Quebec’s Secondary Schools, the only independent measurement of 470 of Quebec’s public and private, French and English, secondary schools.
Montreal, October 31, 2001 – Proposals contained in Universal Private Choice – Medicare Plus, a Montreal Economic Institute (MEI) Research Paper, were presented today in Montreal to the Canadian Senate’s Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology (Kirby Committee), now studying the role of the federal government in health care. These proposals offer a new approach for financing, insuring and delivering medical and hospital services in Canada.
Montreal, October 25, 2001 – Professor James Buchanan, 1986 Nobel Laureate in Economics, says that equalization programmes can be captured and destroyed by politics and bad design. Known as one of the “fathers of equalization” because his early writings were highly influential in the design of equalization programmes such as Canada’s, Buchanan revisited his arguments of 50 years ago in Montreal today. He said that he didn’t take enough account of how political interference with the operations of such programmes can outweigh the good intentions behind them.
Montreal, October 1, 2001 – Même s’il est vraisemblablement trop tard pour faire marche arrière, le débat sur les fusions municipales forcées a ignoré les leçons de la science économique et devra éventuellement être refait. C’est la conclusion que tire l’Institut économique de Montréal (IEDM) dans sa dernière publication, une Note économique qui s’appuie sur les études de chercheurs canadiens et américains.
Montreal, September 11, 2001 – A Research Paper, made public today by the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI), offers a new approach to the financing, insuring and delivery of medical and hospital services in Canada. Dr J. Edwin Coffey, former president of the Quebec Medical Association, and Dr. Jacques Chaoulli are the authors of Universal Private Choice: Medicare Plus, a concept of health care with quality, access and choice for all Canadians.
Montreal, August 8, 2001 – The Montreal Economic Institute (MEI), in a letter sent today to the federal Industry minister and his provincial counterparts responsible for internal trade, calls for the elimination of the remaining obstacles to trade and mobility between Canadian provinces.
Montreal, May 30, 2001 – Les marchés de l’électricité sont en complet bouleversement en Amérique du Nord et malgré une stabilité apparente au Québec, les Québécois n’auront pas le choix de suivre de près ces développements et de remettre partiellement en question une structure de production en place depuis déjà quatre décennies.
Montreal, May 18, 2001 – Before an attentive audience of more than 150, Professor Howard Husock, Director of Case Studies in Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, described how municipal mergers work in opposition with the interests and expectations of citizens. Backed by 50 years of experience in the U.S., Professor Husock explained: “History has demonstrated that municipal amalgamations may satisfy the ambitions of politicians and planners everywhere, although citizens prefer small towns because in them, they really feel at home.” Clarifying the differences that exist between the municipal amalgamations in the United States and in Québec, Professor Husock explained that in both instances “it is completely erroneous to believe that a broader municipal government would mean a more efficient government.”
Montreal, May 10, 2001 – Dans sa dernière Note économique dévoilée aujourd’hui, l’Institut économique de Montréal s’attaque à un mythe tenace qui veut qu’une partie importante de la population canadienne vivote en permanence sous le seuil de la pauvreté.
Montreal, April 20, 2001 – The Executive Director of the Montreal Economic Institute, Michel-Kelly Gagnon, wants to set the record straight about some of the myths circulated by many opponents to free trade during the Quebec City Summit.