Bell and Quebecor are absolutely correct to denounce the notion promulgated by some according to which the owners of private telecom infrastructure should be forced to make their networks available to competitors.
Avec la récente élection de Joe Biden chez nos voisins du Sud, peut-on réellement s’attendre à un président moins protectionniste qui facilitera le commerce avec notre pays?
Selon un sondage Ipsos commandé par l’IEDM, 75 % des Québécois croient que le système de santé est devenu trop bureaucratique pour s’adapter et répondre aux besoins de la population.
Regardless of who sits in the Oval Office, it is hard to exaggerate how important trade with the United States is for Canada.
When considering the seductive appeal of paying less thanks to a government mandate, consider also what we might lose along the way.
When actions are taken in an attempt to protect the population as a whole, but the cost is borne disproportionately by one sector, then it is appropriate to indemnify that sector and spread the cost among all taxpayers.
A dialogue of the deaf has been going on for months now between those who support lockdowns and those who have doubts about their effectiveness. Both camps often display a lack of civility, with insults flying in all directions. It is therefore quite difficult to find a good summary of the arguments of both sides. It is with a view to addressing this lack and helping people make up their own minds that the MEI has prepared this debate between two experienced economists on the costs and benefits of lockdowns.
Dethroning the sovereign consumer in favour of a set of ever-changing rules and regulations would undermine consumer power and welfare.
The federal government will soon publish the new Clean Fuel Standard (CFS). Although this reform has attracted less attention from the general public than the imposition of a carbon tax, it is once again Canadian manufacturing companies and consumers who will feel its effects. This Montreal Economic Institute publication shines a light on the unintended consequences of the CFS.
Alberta’s legislature passed Bill 30, the Health Statutes Amendment Act, on July 29. Considering Alberta’s underperforming health care system, the proposed reforms amount to a small step in the right direction according to the authors of this publication by the Montreal Economic Institute.