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Sep 19, 2019, 06:00 ET Obstacles keep Canadians from benefiting from telemedicine

MONTREAL, Sept. 19, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - The technologies behind telemedicine are available, and more Canadians could receive remote care, at home or at work, thereby saving themselves trips and...


Aug 07, 2019, 06:00 ET IPOs: The United States should take a page from Canada

MONTREAL, Aug. 7, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Sharing economy giants like Uber and Airbnb took more than ten years before finally holding an initial public offering this year; in the 1990s, Yahoo and Amazon...


Aug 01, 2019, 06:00 ET Municipal by-laws in Montreal: when the left hand can't tell what the right hand is doing

MONTREAL, Aug. 1, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - An MEI publication issued today highlights the contradictions we face from two recent policies put forward by the City of Montreal. Both the by-law aimed at...


Jul 08, 2019, 11:49 ET Notice of appointment - Economist Luc Vallée joins the MEI

MONTREAL, July 8, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - The MEI is very happy to announce the appointment of Luc Vallée to the position of Chief Operating Officer & Chief Economist. Up until just recently, Mr. Vallée...


Jul 04, 2019, 06:00 ET Carbon taxes: Governments need to go back to the drawing board

MONTREAL, July 4, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - With the carbon tax imposed by Ottawa causing discontent in several provinces, an MEI publication released today shows that governments should reconsider their...


May 31, 2019, 10:40 ET Season 5 of the Free Markets Series now available online

MONTREAL, May 31, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - After having aired on PBS affiliates in the United States and Canada, the fifth season of the Free Markets Series is now available online for the entire internet ...


May 09, 2019, 08:00 ET Carbon tax: Alberta should not pay a higher price than Quebec

MONTREAL, May 9, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Alberta's $30 carbon tax is around 50% higher than the rate currently in place in Quebec as a result of its cap & trade system, as shows a Research Paper...


Apr 17, 2019, 08:24 ET Quebec should seize the hand extended by Alberta

MONTREAL, April 17, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - In a speech following his election victory, the new Premier-elect of Alberta, the Honourable Jason Kenney, extended a hand to Quebec and urged the province not ...


Apr 10, 2019, 06:00 ET The Income Tax Act: 1.1 million words and counting!

MONTREAL, April 10, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - While hundreds of thousands of Canadians are completing their tax returns, a publication launched today by the MEI shows that the Canadian tax system has...


Mar 28, 2019, 06:00 ET Over $220 million in subsidies… for very little impact on the environment

MONTREAL, March 28, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Since 2012, Quebec has spent more than $220 million in subsidies to "encourage" the purchase of electric vehicles. This spending will continue, since the...


Mar 26, 2019, 06:00 ET Poll: Canadians are Unequivocal, Want Trade Barriers Eliminated

MONTREAL, March 26, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Despite the Supreme Court's decision to maintain the status quo in the Comeau case, Canadians continue to strongly support the idea of eliminating obstacles to ...


Mar 18, 2019, 09:48 ET Federal budget: Serial deficits must end… before 2040!

MONTREAL, March 18, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Tomorrow, the federal government will present its last budget before the elections expected in the fall. Contrary to what was included in the government's...


Feb 22, 2019, 15:21 ET Trans Mountain: Some good news, but the saga is far from over

MONTREAL, Feb. 22, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - The MEI salutes the National Energy Board's decision to recommend that the federal government move forward with the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project....


Feb 13, 2019, 06:00 ET Let's reduce public spending to raise Quebecers' standard of living

MONTREAL, Feb. 13, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - While Quebec Premier François Legault wants to attract private investment into the province, a publication launched today by the MEI shows that an essential...


Feb 08, 2019, 10:42 ET Drug insurance plan: Let's cover those who can't afford to pay

MONTREAL, Feb. 8, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - The MEI welcomes the news that Ottawa is expected not to go forward with a completely public national drug insurance plan that would make the government the sole ...


Feb 06, 2019, 06:00 ET The regulatory burden is increasing, despite Ottawa's efforts

MONTREAL, Feb. 6, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - In spite of the efforts of the federal government in recent years to rein in the expansion of the regulatory burden, the fact is that its initiatives have had...


Jan 25, 2019, 09:43 ET Media Advisory - Ex-Minister Kevin Falcon joins the MEI

MONTREAL, Jan. 25, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - The MEI is very happy to announce the nomination of the Honourable Kevin Falcon, a former minister having led important reforms, as Senior Fellow. Mr. Falcon...


Jan 24, 2019, 12:05 ET Téo Taxi failure: Governments must stop playing banker

MONTREAL, Jan. 24, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - This morning's news that Téo Taxi is generating heavy losses and that parent company Taxelco will be placing itself under the protection of the Bankruptcy Act...


Jan 17, 2019, 06:00 ET GHG reductions: Ambitious targets for an insignificant impact

MONTREAL, Jan. 17, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - The Quebec government wants to all but eliminate the province's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050. However, Quebec's share of global emissions is so...


Dec 21, 2018, 06:00 ET Christmas is less expensive than it was in the good ol' days

MONTREAL, Dec. 21, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - We often have the impression that life just gets more and more expensive, but the picture changes considerably when we look instead at our ability to purchase...


Dec 19, 2018, 06:00 ET Poll: Quebecers prefer oil from Western Canada

MONTREAL, Dec. 19, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - In the wake of the Quebec Premier's recent statements about Alberta oil, which have sown discontent in Western Canada, a Leger poll conducted for the MEI and...


Dec 14, 2018, 06:00 ET As of tomorrow, Ottawa is living on credit

MONTREAL, Dec. 14, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - The federal government will have spent all its revenues for 2018 by around 9 pm on December 15. For the remaining sixteen days of the year, it will have to...


Dec 12, 2018, 06:00 ET Only 2% of Quebecers ready to pay for a carbon tax that would allow GHG reduction targets to be reached

MONTREAL, Dec. 12, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - A majority of Quebecers are not prepared to pay more for gasoline due to a carbon tax. As for an "effective" carbon tax, which is to say one that is high enough ...


Dec 05, 2018, 06:00 ET Interprovincial trade: Politicians need to walk the walk

MONTREAL, Dec. 5, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - While the Prime Minister of Canada and his provincial counterparts are getting together to discuss the trade barriers that remain within Canada, the MEI invites...


Nov 27, 2018, 06:00 ET Obesity is rising while sugar consumption is falling

MONTREAL, Nov. 27, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Sugar is not the cause of the obesity "epidemic" in Quebec or elsewhere, and raising taxes on sugary drinks, as certain groups regularly call for, is doomed to...