MONTREAL, Dec. 17, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Montreal Economic Institute
(MEI) has awarded its two annual economic education prizes, each
including a $3,000 grant, to George Jonas, bestselling author and National Post columnist, and Joanne Marcotte, author, documentary filmmaker and
Every year since 2006, the Montreal Economic Institute has recognized
two journalists, television/radio show hosts, bloggers, commentators,
reporters or columnists (one English speaking and one French speaking)
who, through their work, show a special understanding of the economic
consequences of public policies. The MEI appreciates the crucial role
played by the media in the transmission of ideas and knowledge.
Ms. Marcotte and Mr. Jonas were awarded the prizes for their respective
bodies of work. Both are active participants in public life in Quebec
and Canada through the mass media, social networks and the publication
of literary works.
It should be noted that Mr. Jonas decided to donate his grant to a
Ugandan journalist, Mr. Andrew Mwenda. Mr. Mwenda is the founder of The Independent, a current affairs magazine. He was recognized by Foreign Policy Magazine as one of the 100 most influential thinkers in the world, and he has
given a TED Talk on Africa and entrepreneurship.
The Montreal Economic Institute is an independent, non-partisan,
not-for-profit research and educational organization. Through its
publications, its media presence and its conferences, the MEI
stimulates debate on public policies in Quebec and across Canada by
proposing wealth-creating reforms based on market mechanisms. It
accepts no government funding.
SOURCE: Montreal Economic Institute
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