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Ensuring the vitality of French in Quebec

Montreal, May 13, 2021 – With the different levels of government intensifying their efforts to promote the use of the French language, an analysis of the economic history of Quebec identifies the real winning conditions for favouring the vitality of French. A publication launched today by the Montreal Economic Institute shows the strong connection between the prosperity of francophones and the attractiveness of French in the province.

M. Marcel Boyer de l’IEDM sera honoré du grade de chevalier de l’Ordre national du Québec

Montréal, le 11 mai 2021 – L’IEDM tient à féliciter M. Marcel Boyer qui se verra décoré de l’insigne du grade de chevalier de l’Ordre national du Québec le 22 juin prochain. « Nous sommes fiers de compter parmi nous une personne d’exception comme Marcel Boyer. Sa contribution exceptionnelle à l’avancement de la science économique au Québec est inestimable », souligne Michel Kelly-Gagnon, président et directeur général de l’IEDM. M. Boyer a agi à titre d’économiste et directeur de la recherche à l’IEDM entre 2006 et 2009 avant de recevoir le titre de chercheur associé émérite.

Vaccine passports: So people can get on with their lives

Montreal, April 28, 2021 – It has already been over a year since the pandemic turned our lives upside down and governments severely curtailed our individual freedoms. Thankfully, the vaccination campaign is now in full swing, so we can hope for a return to a better quality of life in the near future. A new publication launched by the Montreal Economic Institute argues for the introduction of a non-mandatory, decentralized vaccine passport to help make this happen.

Federal budget: Paying to service the growing debt

Montreal, April 21, 2021 – This Monday, the federal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau presented its first budget in over two years. In a publication launched today, Montreal Economic Institute researchers shine a spotlight on the rapid growth of debt service charges.

COVID-19 in Quebec: 6,700 avoidable deaths?

Montreal, April 8, 2021 – Nearly one year ago, the Quebec government decreed a temporary end to the transfer of COVID-19 patients to CHSLDs, Quebec’s long-term care centres. To this day, Quebec’s extremely high death count among seniors in CHSLDs continues to raise eyebrows. A new publication from the Montreal Economic Institute calls into question the inevitability of these deaths.

Jump-starting the economy through interprovincial trade

Montreal, March 30, 2021 – With the vaccine rollout in full swing, the public’s attention is increasingly focused on economic recovery. In a research paper published by the Montreal Economic Institute, researchers Miguel Ouellette and Krystle Wittevrongel propose a very simple solution: a true free trade agreement among the Canadian provinces. This publication includes among other things a ranking of the provinces and territories according to their openness to internal trade. Alberta takes first place, and Quebec comes in last.

COVID-19: Entrepreneurs to the rescue

Montreal, March 11, 2021 – For over a year now, the spotlight has been on governments and the actions they have taken in the context of the pandemic, sometimes obscuring the great contribution of entrepreneurs in maintaining a certain quality of life for Canadians in these difficult times. A new publication launched by the Montreal Economic Institute lifts the veil on the efforts made by entrepreneurs to reinvent themselves, pick up the pace, and help us meet this challenge.

Mise au point : la forêt québécoise est en santé

Montréal, le 5 mars 2021 – Depuis plusieurs semaines, les interventions médiatiques propageant le mythe d’une exploitation irresponsable de la forêt québécoise se multiplient. Miguel Ouellette, économiste et directeur des opérations à l’Institut économique de Montréal, souhaite remettre les pendules à l’heure en rappelant quelques faits essentiels au sujet de la récolte de bois effectuée sur le territoire de la province.

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