Montreal, July 21, 2021 – With the Quebec government rejecting the Énergie Saguenay project today, Miguel Ouellette, Economist and Director of Operations at the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI), wished to respond.
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?
Montreal, June 17, 2021 – The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us once again the importance of quickly developing and approving the use of innovative drugs. A publication launched today by the Montreal Economic Institute has two recommendations to help ensure that Canadians have quicker access to medications.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Montreal, March 25, 2021 – The Montreal Economic Institute’s Quebec Debt Clock has accelerated since the tabling of the provincial budget by Finance Minister Eric Girard.