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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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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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