MONTREAL, Dec. 11, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The Montreal Economic Institute
(MEI) has awarded its two annual economic education prizes, each
including a $3,000 grant, to Tasha Kheiriddin, commentator at the National Post and on CTV, and to Éric Duhaime, who appeared in several venues like
the Journal de Québec, Isabelle le matin, Dumont and Radio X.
Mr. Duhaime was awarded the prize for his original way of presenting the
concept of wealth creation. Especially with his appearance on V in
January 2012, he helped put in perspective the incomes of the more
fortunate in our society and explain their valuable contribution. The
MEI congratulates Éric Duhaime, who has for several years helped
untangle the stories of the day in order to better understand the basic
issues underlying them.
Ms. Kheiriddin was awarded the prize for her column entitled "The
pension debate we need to have," published in the National Post. In that piece, she points out that in addition to political
considerations and good intentions, it is crucial to take into account
behaviours related to retirement in order to adjust public policies
accordingly. The MEI is happy to highlight the work of Tasha Kheiriddin
whose spirit of analysis allows Canadians to be better informed on the
subject of governmental decisions affecting the economy.
Each year since 2006, the Montreal Economic Institute has rewarded two
journalists, columnists or television hosts (one anglophone and one
francophone) who, through their work, demonstrate an understanding of
the economic consequences of government policies. The MEI values the
crucial role played by the media in the transmission of knowledge and
The Montreal Economic Institute is an independent, non-partisan,
not-for-profit research and educational organization. Through its
publications, media appearances and conferences, the MEI stimulates
debate on public policies in Quebec and across Canada by proposing
wealth-creating reforms based on market mechanisms. It does not accept
any government funding.
SOURCE: MONTREAL ECONOMIC INSTITUTE
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