POLL: Two out of three Canadians favour a mixed health care system, emulating the French and Swedish models
Montreal, November 15, 2022 – The implementation of a mixed health care system, like in France and Sweden, would be supported by a majority of Canadians according to a new IPSOS poll commissioned by the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI) and released today.
Capping energy sector emissions would cost the Canadian economy $44.8 billion a year
Montreal, November 10, 2022 – A new study from the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI) describes how the federal government’s proposal to cap the energy sector’s greenhouse gas emissions would cause substantial economic losses, without achieving any net reduction in global emissions.
Home care: Canada should take inspiration from Germany and the Netherlands
Montreal, November 7, 2022 – Provincial governments in Canada should implement cash-for-care systems to encourage home care, while respecting taxpayers’ ability to pay, according to a new brief from the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI) published this morning.
The MEI is announcing a change in the role and responsibilities of its President and CEO, Michel Kelly-Gagnon
Montreal, November 4, 2022 – After almost 21 years heading the organization, Michel Kelly-Gagnon will be leaving his position as President and CEO of the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI) in 2023.
Economic update: A smaller-than-expected deficit due to inflation
Montreal, November 3, 2022 – The Montreal Economic Institute (MEI) reacted to the release of the federal government’s economic update earlier today. “The federal government should show some humility before taking credit for the reduction of the deficit,” says Olivier Rancourt, economist at the MEI.
The digital tax will cost Canadian consumers more than $1.1 billion a year according to a new MEI study
Montreal, October 20, 2022 – The federal government’s bill to impose a surtax on the revenues of digital companies would hurt Canadian consumers according to a new MEI publication released today.
72% of Canadians think their tax burden is too high
Montreal, October 18, 2022 – With many predicting a recession and with inflation at a level not seen in 30 years, an Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of the MEI finds that more than seven in ten Canadians (72%) think the individual tax burden is too high, compared to one in five (21%) who think it’s at an acceptable level.
Quebec must develop home care services by better equipping informal caregivers
Montreal, October 13, 2022 – The government of Quebec must allow more seniors to remain in their homes by doing a better job of supporting informal caregivers, shows a new publication released today by the MEI.
New MEI Report: Private Auxiliary Agents Would Save American Cities Hundreds of Millions of Dollars Annually, Enhance Public Safety
Washington, D.C. — Today, the MEI—an independent public policy think tank with Canadian offices in Montreal and Calgary—released a new report on policing in the United States, outlining how private auxiliary agents can save taxpayer funds and keep America!s communitiessafer. Inspired by a 2021 Canadian version, the 2022 report is published as part of the MEI’s“Canada-U.S. Best Practices” program, aimed at a cross-pollination of sound policy ideas and practices between the two countries.
It doesn’t pay to “make the rich pay”
Montreal, September 14, 2022 – Proposals to increase taxes on the rich resurface often in the news. Montreal Economic Institute researchers conclude in a new study that, however the term “rich” is defined, this selective taxation does not pay, due to its longer-term indirect effects. By penalizing those who create wealth, this gives rise to a number of adverse effects that threaten the prosperity of all Canadians.