Bill 15: Quebec is centralizing again
Montreal, March 29, 2023 – The creation of the Santé Québec agency will reduce the autonomy of facilities and do nothing to keep nurses from leaving the profession, warns the Montreal Economic Institute following the tabling of Quebec’s Bill 15 on health care.
Federal budget: Irresponsible deficits and nothing for productivity
Montreal, March 28, 2023 – The Montreal Economic Institute is worried about the federal budget’s chronic deficits and its lack of measures to address Canada’s lagging productivity.
Quebec budget: The MEI applauds tax cuts, but is concerned about the deficit
Quebec, March 21, 2023 – The tax cuts announced with the tabling of the provincial budget are good news for Quebecers, concludes the Montreal Economic Institute.
Quebec’s debt: The MEI warns the Legault government about increased interest payments on the debt
Montreal, March 16, 2023 – Higher interest rates would lead to a rapid increase in debt service payments for the Quebec government, according to a study published this morning by the Montreal Economic Institute.
Wait times in Quebec ERs: The MEI publishes its ranking
Montreal, March 9, 2023 – The median length of stay for a patient in an ER in Quebec was 5 hours and 11 minutes last year, according to a Montreal Economic Institute study published this morning.
Mini-hospitals: The MEI applauds the government’s calls for interest
Montreal, March 7, 2023 – The Montreal Economic Institute (MEI) applauds the announced publication of the calls for interest regarding the pilot project involving mini-hospitals run by independent entrepreneurs, as reported by Le Journal de Québec this morning.
The MEI is announcing the selection of Daniel Dufort as its new President and CEO
Montreal, March 6, 2023 – The board of directors of the Montreal Economic Institute has chosen Daniel Dufort, its current Vice President of Operations, to fill the position of President and CEO as of April 5, 2023.
Mini-hospitals, balancing the budget, and energy liberalization: The MEI publishes its prebudget brief for Quebec
Montreal, March 2, 2023 – Focusing on three themes—health care, public finances, and Quebec’s energy needs—the Montreal Economic Institute this morning published the prebudget brief it sent to the Quebec Finance Department.
Regulatory uncertainty and bureaucratic requirements undermine housing affordability in Montreal
Montreal, February 23, 2023 – The City of Montreal’s housing policies drive up construction and housing costs in the area, shows a Montreal Economic Institute publication released this morning.
Focus on local emissions reduction for small emitters achieves very little, if anything
Montreal, February 16, 2023 – Canada should focus more on global impact than on local reduction efforts in its attempts to rein in greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new study released this morning by the Montreal Economic Institute.