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The Benefits of Smaller Government

May 11, 2016

This is the original version of a speech I gave earlier this month at Carleton University, for the second edition of the Government Innovation Conference organized by the Municipal Taxpayer Advocacy Group. On the picture, I am with Ade Olumide, president of the MTAG. -- 24 December 2012  

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How to reclaim our place within Canada

May 11, 2016

This is the text of the speech I delivered this morning in Montreal before an audience of the Regroupement des jeunes chambres de commerce du Québec.     

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Justin Trudeau doesn’t understand economics

May 11, 2016

Justin Trudeau launched his campaign for the leadership of the Liberal Party of Canada a couple of days ago. This week, I gave an interview to La Presse about Mr. Trudeau’s economic vision – or rather his lack of vision. Here is an English version of the article by Joël-Denis Bellavance...

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A word of encouragement at the Réseau Liberté Québec

May 11, 2016

On March 18, the Réseau Liberté Québec organised a series of conferences for a full day in Lévis, near Quebec City. The organisers asked me to address the participants for a couple of minutes before a panel and I took this opportunity to encourage them to continue their efforts in...

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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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