ER Wait Times in Quebec Are Stagnating

The median patient visiting a Quebec emergency room last year spent 5 hours and 13 minutes there, according to this study published by the MEI. “This year again, Quebec patients have had to be patient indeed, with emergency room visits taking over five hours,” says Emmanuelle B. Faubert, economist at the MEI and author of the study.

Budgetary Balance: Quebec Must Stay the Course

Despite the pressure exerted by the wage increases granted to public employees, the Legault government should stay the course and quickly return to a balanced budget, concludes this study published by the MEI.

Bloat in the Federal Public Service: Justin Trudeau Ranks Last among Canadian Prime Ministers over the Past 40 Years

Justin Trudeau has increased the size of the federal public service more than any other Canadian Prime Minister since 1984, concludes this study published by the MEI. “Since the Trudeau government came to power, there has been an unprecedented expansion in the size of the bureaucracy,” deplores Gabriel Giguère, public policy analyst at the MEI and author of the study.

Streamlining Energy Infrastructure Development: The Corridor Approach

Energy corridors could go a long way towards restoring Canada’s attractiveness for energy transportation projects, according to this study by the MEI. “Getting regulatory approval for energy transportation projects in Canada takes so long that investors are increasingly looking elsewhere,” explains Krystle Wittevrongel, co-author of the study.

Wing Heavy: The Fees That Undermine the Competitiveness of the Airline Sector

The high cost of domestic air travel is largely due to the various fees the federal government charges airlines and airports, according to this MEI study. “Ottawa prefers to treat our airports as cash cows, rather than the essential transportation infrastructure that they are,” explains Gabriel Giguère, public policy analyst and author of the study.

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