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Health Funding: Billions of dollars in additional public funding is not the solution according to the MEI

Montreal, September 8, 2004 – Just days before federal and provincial leaders meet to discuss health care funding, the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI) concludes, through its latest Economic Note, that the Canadian health care system is not financially viable in its current form and that constant increases in public spending are not the solution.

Léger Marketing Poll – Injecting new public funds is not a long-term solution to the problem of waiting lists, according to a majority of Canadians

Montreal, September 2, 2004 – As provincial premiers prepare their cards for the mid-September federal-provincial health summit, a Léger Marketing poll commissioned by the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI) reveals that a strong majority of Canadians and Quebecers believe that new public funding for the health system is not a lasting solution to waiting lists.

Les partenariats public-privé à la rescousse du transport public à Montréal?

Montreal, August 5, 2004 – Alors que la Société de transport de Montréal (STM) prévoit déjà un déficit de plus de 20 millions $ pour 2004, une nouvelle Note économique de l’Institut économique de Montréal (IEDM) suggère que Montréal et les autres centres urbains du Québec s’inspirent des expériences internationales de partenariats public-privé pour redonner de la vigueur à leurs réseaux de transport public.

Léger Marketing survey finds a majority of Canadians are open to increased access to health care in the private sector

Montreal, June 1, 2004 – A Léger Marketing poll commissioned by the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI) and headlined today in the National Post found that 51% of Canadians were receptive to the concept of having the government allow faster access to health care for those wishing to pay for these services in the private sector, while maintaining the existing free, universal health system.

La décentralisation des pouvoirs de gestion vers l’école publique: un remède à l’effondrement de la démocratie scolaire selon deux chercheurs

Montreal, April 28, 2004 – En choisissant l’école de leur enfant plutôt qu’en participant aux élections scolaires, les parents confèrent en pratique à l’école un statut central qui devrait se refléter dans la manière dont le gouvernement les finance. C’est ce qui ressort d’une étude publiée hier par Richard Marceau et Sylvain Bernier, respectivement professeur et chercheur à l’École nationale d’administration publique (ÉNAP) et également chercheurs associés à l’Institut économique de Montréal.

The MEI ranked amongst the 15 top new think tanks in the world

Montreal, March 7, 2004 – The Montreal Economic Institute (MEI), a Quebec-based public policy think tank, has just won one of the prestigious Templeton Freedom Award Grants for Institute Excellence, which are awarded to fifteen young think tanks around the world in recognition of the outstanding way in which, thanks to the excellence of their operating practices and public relations, they have accomplished their missions.

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