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The debate over a Canadian securities commission

May 11, 2016

10 November 2009  A journalist at the National Post, John Ivison, writes a column this morning that refers to a presentation I gave in 2004 on whether or not the creation of a federal securities commission would be in accord with the Constitution. As everyone knows, the topic has been...

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Is deflation a threat to our prosperity? Part 2

May 11, 2016

28 September 2008  

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Is deflation a threat to our prosperity? Part 1

May 11, 2016

10 September 2009

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Liberty and Responsibility: Two Fundamental Concepts

May 11, 2016

Liberty and Responsibility: Two Fundamental Concepts21 August 2009  

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My book on the flat rate income tax

May 11, 2016

Two months ago, I posted a video message to support the idea of a flat rate income tax. In it, I mentioned the short book I wrote about this topic that was published in 2003. It is now available (in French only) on this blog. It offers the main arguments for the implementation of...

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The growth of government in the 20th century and the importance of debating ideas

May 11, 2016

While putting my papers in order recently, I found the text of a speech I gave in December 2005, just a few days after resigning as vice-president of the Montreal Economic Institute to run as a candidate in the federal election that took place in the weeks thereafter. The event...

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Left-wing or right-wing?

May 11, 2016

20 July 2009

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Beware protectionism

May 11, 2016

Beware protectionism9 July 2009

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Is quantitative easing the solution to the crisis?

May 11, 2016

On April 28, 2009, the governor of the Bank of Canada, Mr Mark Carney, and the senior deputy governor, Mr Paul Jenkins, appeared before the Standing Committee on Finance, on which I sit, to discuss the Bank’s interventions in dealing with the economic crisis. I asked them a question on...

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How to react to the economic crisis?

May 11, 2016

On April 3, 2009, I was a panelist at the third Annual Student Conference on Business Research held at HEC Montreal on the topic of “The Financial Crisis: What’s Coming Tomorrow?”. This is the English translation of my presentation. It is a slightly modified version of the speech I gave...

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