Broadband Use and Energy Efficiency: Facilitating Emissions Reductions
The private sector’s contribution to the reduction of GHG emissions is too often overlooked. In this publication by the MEI, Senior Policy Analyst Krystle Wittevrongel shines a light on the emission reductions generated by the telecommunications industry.
Quebec’s Uncertain Energy Future
The end of Quebec’s electricity surplus is fast approaching, but the solutions proposed by the government are either too little or too late, concludes this study published by the MEI. “Hydro-Québec is heading towards a shortage of both energy and power as early as 2027, which complicates the problem,” says Gabriel Giguère, public policy analyst at the MEI and author of the study.
Canada’s Welfare Wall: Enhancing the CWB for Full-Time Employment
The Canada Workers Benefit—in its current form—fails to incentivize full-time work for low-income Canadians, according to this Economic Note published by the Montreal Economic Institute.
Why Economic Growth Is Good for Your Health
There is a connection between economic growth and increased life expectancy, concludes this study published by the MEI. “With some people calling for ‘degrowth,’ it’s worth remembering that a wealthier world is a healthier world,” says Vincent Geloso, Senior Economist at the MEI and author of the study.
Consultations prébudgétaires 2024 – Ville de Montréal: Rémunération – Tourisme et Logement abordable – Réglementation
Brief submitted (in French only) by the MEI as part of the 2024 pre-budget consultations held by the City of Montreal.
Federal Government Deficits and Debt: Should We Be Worried?
The federal government’s gross debt has increased by 50% since the start of the Trudeau government’s first mandate, shows an Economic Note published by the Montreal Economic Institute.
Will Interest Rates Make Debt Service Payments Explode?
Higher interest rates would lead to a rapid increase in debt service payments for the Quebec government, according to this study by the MEI. The Institute calculates that an increase of 0.76 percentage points in the effective rate on new borrowing by the Quebec government would result in a $1.56 billion increase in interest payments on the debt in 2027.
Learning to Be Patient: Emergency Room Wait Times Keep Rising Despite Promises
The median length of stay for a patient in an ER in Quebec was 5 hours and 11 minutes last year, according to this MEI study. With the exception of the 2020-2021 fiscal year, the median length of stay of an emergency room visit has been increasing for four years, going from 4 hours and 31 minutes in 2018 to 5 hours and 11 minutes last year.
Consultations prébudgétaires 2023-2024: Santé – Finances publiques – Énergie (in French only)
Brief submitted by the MEI as part of the 2022-2023 pre-budget consultations of the Quebec Finance Department.
Improving Housing Affordability in Montreal by Reducing Construction Regulation
The City of Montreal’s housing policies drive up construction and housing costs in the area, shows this MEI publication. In particular, the study targets the City’s “20-20-20” regulation mandating the kinds of housing units to be built as well as certain financial contributions to the municipal government.