Too often, lawmakers propose reforms that might sound good, but actually make the problem worse. Instead of making it harder to hire freelancers and parttime workers, lawmakers should be making it easier.
La liberté de contracter et de travailler à sa guise n’est pas seulement un droit fondamental, c’est aussi l’un des moyens les plus efficaces d’aider les travailleurs marginaux qui ont besoin de ce premier échelon.
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.
Canadians wait 630 more days than Americans before new drugs are approved and another 473 before public plans list them.
Ottawa has the prices of drugs in its sights. On the one hand, it has made changes to the calculation method for the price ceilings imposed on drugs sold in Canada. On the other, the idea of national government pharmacare to replace the provinces’ mixed plans is still in the air. These ill-advised public policies could actually raise total health care spending, while threatening Canadians’ access to the best available treatments, shows this publication by the MEI.
During the last federal election campaign, all parties promised to raise taxes on the digital giants. This publication shows that the so-called GAFA companies have been taxed at a level similar to or higher than large Canadian corporations, and that it will be consumers and the Canadian economy in general that would pay for such a measure.
January 16, 2020 | 11 min. 45 sec. | Midi Pile (Radio X 95.7) Interview (in French) with Germain Belzile, Senior Associate […]
Il est temps d’aller au-delà du faux dilemme entre l’universalité et le modèle américain, et de regarder vers l’Europe
By one estimate, at any given moment, over one million Canadians — three per cent of the entire population — are waiting for a medical treatment.
Despite decades of animated public debates and the colossal sums spent—which keep on increasing—waiting times for Canadian patients continue to worsen, notes this study published by the MEI.