Opening Up the Construction Trades Is a Must
The scarcity of labour is leading to longer delays and rising costs for construction projects. Faced with this situation, the minister of labour signalled his wish to reform the industry in order to reduce the pressure from this lack of workers.
Workers Benefit not working for workers
By working, or working more, social assistance recipients lose a large portion of each new dollar they earn — to taxes, reduced income support and withdrawal of other in-kind benefits.
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.
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.
The inactivity trap: Would you leave welfare for $4.61/hr?
Would you take a job for $4.61 an hour? Probably not. But that’s the choice many Quebecers receiving social assistance are offered.
Labour Shortages: Helping a Trapped Pool of Potential Workers Help Themselves
The federal and provincial governments should make the reduction in social benefits more gradual in order to encourage employable welfare beneficiaries to join the labour market, concludes this MEI study.
To alleviate Quebec’s labour shortage, boost productivity
Our provincial and local governments have not managed to create an environment conducive to investment in productive physical capital.
Increase Productivity to Respond to the Labour Shortage
In order to alleviate the lack of labour, the Quebec government should lower corporate taxes, which would stimulate investment in productivity, according to this study published by the Montreal Economic Institute.
The Government Has to Stop Stifling the Private Sector
The Quebec economy has a problem. Despite the jubilation of certain politicians over the province’s low unemployment numbers, almost all the job creation in Quebec comes from the different levels of government.
Security guards could make schools safer at less cost than police
If visibility and patrol in schools reduces crime, then acknowledging and utilizing the resources and support available through highly trained and qualified security personnel is an absolute must.