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Oct 14, 2020, 06:30 ET Corporatism keeps our health care system overcrowded

MONTREAL, Oct. 14, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - The Montreal Economic Institute is releasing a video animation online today promoting "super nurses" and "super pharmacists" as a way to deal with Quebec's...


Sep 23, 2020, 16:03 ET Throne speech: A leap into the unknown without a parachute

MONTREAL, Sept. 23, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - According to a Montreal Economic Institute analyst, the measures announced today by the federal government in its throne speech will not pave the way for a...


Sep 17, 2020, 06:30 ET The federal government is jeopardizing manufacturing jobs

MONTREAL, Sept. 17, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - The federal government will soon publish the new Clean Fuel Standard (CFS). Although this reform has attracted less attention from the general public than the...


Sep 09, 2020, 06:00 ET Poll: Quebecers are fans of Western Canadian oil

MONTREAL, Sept. 9, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - While it may surprise some observers, Quebecers are very open to developing their own oil resources. They also far prefer Western Canadian oil to foreign oil,...


Aug 12, 2020, 07:00 ET Alberta's Bill 30: A small step toward health care entrepreneurship

MONTREAL, Aug. 12, 2020 /CNW/ - Alberta's legislature passed Bill 30, the Health Statutes Amendment Act, on July 29. Considering Alberta's underperforming health care system, the proposed reforms...


Aug 07, 2020, 06:30 ET Test Your Knowledge with MEI's Economic Quiz

MONTREAL, Aug. 7, 2020 /CNW/ - Today, the Montreal Economic Institute released its second economic quiz, which can be found on the MEI website. The quiz is comprised of a short 10-question...


Jul 23, 2020, 06:30 ET INSPQ data: A 94% drop in active COVID-19 cases

MONTREAL, July 23, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - At the end of last week, the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) dramatically revised its data regarding the extent of COVID-19 in Quebec. Yet ...


Jul 16, 2020, 06:30 ET Wealth taxes end up hurting everyone

MONTREAL, July 16, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - The idea of a Canadian wealth tax continues to inspire certain politicians and activists. Less than two weeks ago, the Parliamentary Budget Officer again...


Jun 30, 2020, 07:00 ET How much have lockdowns cost us?

MONTREAL, June 30, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Lockdown measures were put in place hastily and, apparently, without considering their economic and social costs. In a publication launched today by the...


Jun 29, 2020, 07:30 ET Do severe lockdowns have an impact on the death toll of COVID-19?

MONTREAL, June 29, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Since the adoption of COVID-19 lockdowns, we have questioned whether the drastic nature of these restrictions has had an impact on the spread of the novel virus....


Jun 09, 2020, 06:00 ET The government must encourage the preservation of employment links

MONTREAL, June 9, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - The economic catastrophe due in large part to physical distancing measures has led the various levels of government to implement relief measures. A new...


Jun 04, 2020, 06:00 ET The flawed model that locked down Canada

MONTREAL, June 4, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Restrictions continue to be gradually eased in Canada, but as there is talk of a second wave, it is more important than ever to question the case for lockdown. A ...


May 25, 2020, 14:16 ET New CDC data on COVID-19

MONTREAL, May 25, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - The national American agency in charge of public health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has revised the COVID-19 mortality rate downward....


May 20, 2020, 06:00 ET Are we overestimating how many Canadians are dying of COVID-19?

MONTREAL, May 20, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Every day, Canadians are informed via press conference of the number of new deaths attributed to COVID-19. A new publication launched today by the Montreal...


May 13, 2020, 06:00 ET Energy in Quebec: Can we electrify the entire economy?

MONTREAL, May 13, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - For several years, there has been talk of electrifying the entire Quebec economy. The Montreal Economic Institute is releasing a publication today that presents...


May 06, 2020, 13:00 ET Season 6 of the Free Markets Series now available online

MONTREAL, May 6, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - After having aired on PBS affiliates in the United States and Canada, the sixth season of the Free Markets Series is now available online for the entire internet...


Apr 22, 2020, 06:00 ET 2020 ranking of Quebec ERs - Which ones are the most overcrowded?

MONTREAL, April 22, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - In which Quebec emergency rooms are patients most likely to return home without having seen a doctor? The "2020 Ranking of ER Overcrowding in Quebec," launched ...


Apr 16, 2020, 06:00 ET COVID-19: Coming to the aid of restaurateurs

MONTREAL, April 16, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - The physical distancing measures in effect to slow the propagation of the coronavirus are hitting the restaurant industry hard. A publication launched today by ...


Apr 07, 2020, 06:00 ET The lessons to be drawn from past pandemics

MONTREAL, April 7, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - In addition to a health crisis, the coronavirus pandemic raises concerns about an economic crisis. While several commentators draw parallels with the Spanish...


Mar 30, 2020, 06:00 ET Air Canada's acquisition of Air Transat must be approved by Minister Garneau

MONTREAL, March 30, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - The Competition Bureau submitted its report on March 27, 2020 coming out against Air Canada's proposed acquisition of Air Transat, which has otherwise already...


Mar 25, 2020, 15:47 ET The MEI's President and CEO reacts to the emergency economic measures

MONTREAL, March 25, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - The members of the House of Commons today passed the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act following negotiations between the government and the opposition parties....


Mar 18, 2020, 12:26 ET Coronavirus: The MEI reacts to federal economic measures

MONTREAL, March 18, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada's federal government announced measures this morning totalling nearly $30 billion in order to stimulate the Canadian economy. While fast, targeted...


Mar 17, 2020, 06:00 ET Three fiscal measures to address the coronavirus

MONTREAL, March 17, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - As COVID-19 continues to spread across Canada, a rising chorus is calling for expensive fiscal stimulus to fight its economic fallout. An MEI publication...


Mar 12, 2020, 06:00 ET Income taxes: The complexity of the tax system is costly for the poorest Canadians

MONTREAL, March 12, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - With tax season in full swing, Canadians once again have to devote time and money to filling out their income tax returns. Unfortunately, a lot of...


Mar 09, 2020, 05:30 ET Budget Surpluses: Quebec Must Give Taxpayers Back Their Money

MONTREAL, March 9, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Quebec's robust economic growth in recent years has allowed the government to record a surplus each of the past five budgets. Between the 2014-2015 and...