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Is inflation a tax? A question to Mark Carney

May 11, 2016

On February 10, 2009, the governor of the Bank of Canada, Mr Mark Carney, appeared before the Standing Committee on Finance, on which I sit, to discuss the state of the economies of Canada and the rest of the world. I asked him a question on the nature of inflation...

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The causes and solutions to the economic crisis

May 11, 2016

On January 22, 2009, I was invited by the Calgary Chamber of Commerce to give a speech on the causes and solutions to the economic crisis.  -- 20 April 2009  

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Reflections on the economic crisis

May 11, 2016

On January 20, 2009, I was invited by the St-Georges Chamber of commerce to offer my reflections on the economic crisis. This is the English translation of my presentation, which you can also watch (in French) on this video. -- 18 April 2009  

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Spectrum: a crucial element for the telecom industry

May 11, 2016

On June 13, 2007, I again was invited to address the Canadian Telecom Summit in Toronto as Industry minister. I reminded the audience of the reforms adopted over the preceding year and mostly discussed the reforms to come in the management of the frequency spectrum, a crucial element for the telecom industry....

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Professor Schultz’s take on my telecom reform

May 11, 2016

Professor Richard Schultz, who heads McGill University’s political science department, wrote a very interesting analysis of the reforms that I accomplished in the telecommunications sector as Canadian minister of Industry. This analysis makes up a chapter in the book How Ottawa Spends 2008-2009: A More Orderly Federalism? The Financial Post...

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On the importance of entrepreneurship

May 11, 2016

On January 18, 2007, as Minister of Industry, I gave this speech on the importance of entrepreneurship and the high economic costs of too much regulation at the Saint-Georges-de-Beauce Chamber of Commerce. -- 10 April 2009  

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A major reform for local telephone markets

May 11, 2016

On December 11, 2006, I held a press conference at the Canada Science and Technology Museum to announce the main points of the changes in the regulatory framework of the local telephone markets that I had succeeded in getting adopted by the government. Professor Richard Schultz, who is director of...

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Building a freer, more dynamic and competitive economy

May 11, 2016

On Septembre 17, 2006, I delivered this speech about economic freedom, the importance of entrepreneurship and the role of government at the Annual General Assembly of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Saskatoon. -- 7 April 2009  

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Competition in the telecom sector

May 11, 2016

On June 13, 2006, I gave the keynote speech as Minister of Industry at the Canadian Telecom Summit in Toronto. The speech announces the main points of the reform that I implemented in this sector during the year that followed. -- 6 April 2009  

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Balanced Budgets

May 07, 2016

Maxime Bernier was the first declared leadership candidate to sign Generation Screwed's Future Generations Protection Pledge.  He committed to: 1. Present a balanced budget to the House of Commons within 24 months after...

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