Labour

Labour mobility: Quebec must follow Alberta’s lead

Montreal, October 26, 2021 – While many provinces, including Quebec, are facing labour shortages that are compromising their health care systems and several sectors of the economy, Alberta has introduced a bill that should allow the province to access a wider pool of employees. Miguel Ouellette, Director of Operations and Economist at the Montreal Economic Institute, had some thoughts on the matter.

Let the Police Police, and Let Entrepreneurs Handle the Rest

For a few years now, crime rates have been rising in Canada. At the same time, our police forces are facing mounting financial pressures. This research paper proposes a new way of seeing the division of labour for police that could generate substantial savings all while improving the quality of services delivered to the public.

Salaire minimum à 18 $ : une mesure inquiétante

Montréal, August 18, 2021 – Alors que la FTQ prenait position hier en faveur d’un salaire minimum fixé à 18 $ l’heure, Miguel Ouellette, économiste et directeur des opérations à l’IEDM, a souhaité réagir.

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