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The Red Tape Reduction Commission’s Report

May 11, 2016

29 January 2012 Governments all over the world have been talking for several decades now about reducing red tape, or what is called the “administrative burden” of regulation. In Canada, there has been one federal report on the issue every five or ten years since the 1970s. A Paperwork Burden...

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Quebec offers weak arguments to keep its Securities Commission

May 11, 2016

While a similar legal procedure set up by my colleague Jim Flaherty follows its course at the Supreme Court, audiences will soon begin at the Quebec Court of appeal on the constitutionality of my government’s draft bill creating a national securities regulator. After reading the documents filed by the government...

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Doing politics differently

May 11, 2016

On November 22, I was the keynote speaker at a luncheon organized by the Montreal Economic Institute, where I briefly worked as vice-president in 2005 before becoming Member of Parliament. I spoke about my way of doing politics differently. You can read the text of the speech in English or watch the...

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A bad recipe for economic recovery

May 11, 2016

A bad recipe for economic recovery 9 December 2010

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The Bank of Canada’s risky policy

May 11, 2016

The Financial Post ran my article this morning about the Bank of Canada’s risky monetary policy, as explained by its governor Mark Carney in a speech earlier this week. -- 15 December 2010

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Quebec Freedom Network: Redefining nationalism

May 11, 2016

I delivered this speech today before 450 participants at the first conference of the Quebec Freedom Network in Quebec City. --23 October 2010

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My speech at the Albany Club: Restoring our Federal Union

May 11, 2016

I delivered a speech today at Toronto’s Albany Club on federalism and the need to put an end to federal intrusions into areas of provincial jurisdictions. This is the original text of the speech. -- 13 October 2010

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My position on the project for a new Quebec City arena

May 11, 2016

10 September 2010 For the past two days, I have received several demands to clarify my position on the project to build a new arena in Quebec City, which would get 100% of its funding from governments. I expressed my main reservations about it yesterday in an interview with a...

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Why are governments always getting bigger?

May 11, 2016

Ten days ago, I gave a speech on politics and the evolution of government in the 20th century before approximately 50 people at an event organized by my colleague Jacques Gourde, MP for Lotbinière-Chutes-de-la-Chaudière, in Saint-Narcisse (Quebec). Here is an adapted version of my speech, which you can also watch...

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Inflation, the Underrated Destroyer of Prosperity

May 11, 2016

In my last video message on monetary issues in January, I ended by saying that I would talk about the Bank of Canada’s inflation target in the next one. For all kinds of reasons, including the many speeches that I gave in the meantime, I was not able to do...

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