If natural gas development were to prove profitable, there would be no good reason not to pursue it — not even in the context of the large- scale electrification of the Quebec economy and the fight against climate change.
For several years, there has been talk of electrifying the entire Quebec economy. This Montreal Economic Institute publication presents the province’s energy profile, quantifies its hydroelectric potential, and identifies natural gas as a realistic solution for meeting our energy needs.
February 26, 2020 | 14 min. 15 sec. | Midi Pile (CKYK-FM) Interview (in French) with Germain Belzile, Senior Associate Researcher at […]
Montreal, February 24, 2020 – The decision by Teck Resources to abandon its Frontier oilsands mine project in northern Alberta shows once again that Canada’s regulatory, legal, and political environment entails unreasonable delays and uncertainty that chases investors away.
Le gouvernement fédéral doit annoncer d’ici la fin de février s’il donne ou non son feu vert au projet Frontier. Ceux qui se préoccupent de l’avenir économique et environnemental du Canada devraient l’appuyer.
Will Canada import California’s job-killing experiment and risk putting freelance work out of the reach of Canadians who need it? This MEI publication shows that forcing companies to consider freelance workers as employees could reduce these workers’ incomes and deprive many of them of this first rung on the jobs ladder.
Montreal, February 12, 2020 – Protests are taking place across the country as certain members of First Nations express their opposition to the Coastal GasLink energy project in British Columbia. Yet according to Germain Belzile, Senior Associate Researcher at the MEI, we must keep in mind that the democratically elected band councils of the communities along the pipeline’s route are in favour of the project.
Montreal, December 11, 2019 – Contrary to what is often heard in the media and from certain lobby groups, Quebecers are still open to developing their oil resources. They also prefer oil from Western Canada to foreign oil, according to an Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of the MEI and published today.
The Montreal Economic Institute (MEI) commissioned Ipsos to poll Canadians on their opinions regarding various energy-related issues.
We must increase electricity rates.