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Exploitation du gaz et du pétrole: une erreur historique de Québec

Montréal, le 15 septembre 2021 – Alors que le gouvernement du Québec signale son intention d’empêcher définitivement toute exploitation du gaz naturel et du pétrole québécois, l’économiste et directeur des opérations de l’Institut économique de Montréal (IEDM), Miguel Ouellette, a souhaité réagir.

Rethinking policing to save hundreds of millions of dollars

Montreal, September 8, 2021 – For a few years now, crime rates have been rising in Canada. At the same time, our police forces are facing mounting financial pressures. A research paper published today by the MEI proposes a new way of seeing the division of labour for police that could generate substantial savings all while improving the quality of services delivered to the public.

Protecting the environment without harming rural regions

Montreal, September 2, 2021 – For many years, governments have been piling measure upon measure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, all in an effort to fight climate change. An Economic Note published today by the MEI analyzes the extent to which these public policies have a disproportionate impact on the country’s rural regions.

La saga de la cimenterie McInnis a coûté trop cher aux familles québécoises

Montréal, le 1er septembre 2021 – Nous apprenions aujourd’hui que le gouvernement du Québec a perdu les quelques 472 millions de dollars injectés dans la cimenterie McInnis depuis son lancement en 2011. Miguel Ouellette, directeur des opérations et économiste à l’Institut économique de Montréal, a souhaité réagir à cette nouvelle.

Employment or environment: Quebec is divided

Montreal, August 26, 2021 – With the Quebec government recently rejecting the Énergie Saguenay project, Quebecers are divided about whether job creation should take precedence over reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Indeed, an Ipsos poll carried out on behalf of the Montreal Economic Institute reveals a considerable gap between the opinions of Quebecers who live in urban centres and those who live in the province’s rural regions.

Salaire minimum à 18 $ : une mesure inquiétante

Montréal, August 18, 2021 – Alors que la FTQ prenait position hier en faveur d’un salaire minimum fixé à 18 $ l’heure, Miguel Ouellette, économiste et directeur des opérations à l’IEDM, a souhaité réagir.

Wealth Tax: An Idea That’s Doomed to Fail

Montreal, August 5, 2021 – With federal elections reportedly around the corner, Canadian politicians will be putting forward policy proposals that they deem popular with the public. Left-leaning politicians have been promoting the idea of a one-time wealth tax in order to fund spending sprees. A publication launched today by the Montreal Economic Institute takes a hard look at the one-time wealth tax recently analyzed by the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO).

La rigueur budgétaire, abandonnée par la droite comme par la gauche

Montréal, le 4 août 2021 – Un article du Journal de Montréal de ce matin nous apprenait que l’État québécois est plus « obèse » que jamais, alors que le nombre de fonctionnaires a bondi de 12 % en 4 ans, malgré les promesses de réduction de la CAQ, le parti au pouvoir que plusieurs considèrent pourtant « de droite ».

Real estate: The federal government must stop stimulating soaring prices

Montreal, June 23, 2021 – Rapidly rising prices for residential real estate in Canada, whether in Montreal, Toronto, or Vancouver, has very tangible consequences for the middle class. In Vancouver, the average price of a detached house is now $1.7 million, and the average price across all home types is over a million dollars in Toronto. Meanwhile, potential buyers in Montreal are also faced with an overheated sector characterized by bidding wars. What explains this?

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