The probability of not dying from COVID-19 based on official data provided by provincial and federal governments
Covid has exacted a tragic toll across Canada. As of August, the pandemic has cost the lives of over 9,000 Canadians, with […]
Supermarket-supplier relationship does not need government intervention
A group of associations representing farmers, food processors, and independent retailers wants the federal government to introduce a government-enforced grocery code of conduct.
Canadians work to make a living, not to pay taxes
A recent study by the Centre for Productivity and Prosperity at HEC Montréal measured the effect of successive marginal income tax rate increases of +3.63% in 2013 and of +6.68% in 2016 on higher-income Quebecers.
Americans should cheer WTO decision on lumber tariffs
The World Trade Organization (WTO) declared on Monday that the US Department of Commerce and International Trade Commission were wrong to impose countervailing duties on Canadian softwood lumber exports back in 2017.
Pipelines are the safest and greenest way to transport fuel
In recent weeks, there were two fossil fuel spills in the news: the tanker truck spill into the Richelieu River in Quebec, and the ship that ran aground off the coast of Mauritius.
Restoring the Freedom to Travel
As Europe opens its doors to travellers, Canadian authorities are slow to follow suit. The official discourse has minimized air travel’s importance.
The Second Wave Mirage
US media is excited about a potential “second wave” of cases coming from places like Florida that largely avoided the first wave.
No, there’s no need to break up Google
In a situation of true free trade, which is to say a system of permanent competition, all industrial success is necessarily temporary.
COVID-19: Transparency needed
Since the start of the pandemic, the COVID-19 “active case” counter has been hammered home daily by politicians and the media. One of the goals of this systematic reminder is to make sure that we all stick with the program.
Are the rich also victims of the Great Fiction?
Judging by an open letter published on July 13, 2020 ahead of a G20 meeting, it would seem that even the very rich succumb to what French economist Frédéric Bastiat defined as the great fiction.