Taxation

The Lessons to Be Learned from Past Pandemics

In addition to a health crisis, the coronavirus pandemic raises concerns about an economic crisis. While several commentators draw parallels with the Spanish influenza, this MEI publication analyzes the economic lessons that should be learned from this historical episode.

Why Canada Does Not Need a Marshall Plan

More and more people are arguing in favour of a kind of “Marshall Plan” of government intervention after the coronavirus crisis. MEI Fellow Peter St Onge argues that Canada needs the exact opposite.

Time for Targeted Federal Coronavirus Stimulus

As COVID-19 continues to spread across Canada, a rising chorus is calling for expensive fiscal stimulus to fight its economic fallout. This MEI publication asserts that given already low interest rates, fiscal measures are the textbook response.

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