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Jul 29, 2015
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The executives who are holding us ransom

Simon Tremblay-Pepin
How is public corporation executives' level of compensation like a ransom? Simon Tremblay-Pepin explains the logic behind the metaphor: first, the kidnapping, then, the ransom.
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Aug 15, 2013
Source: Cauvin, Christian, "L'insoutenable dynamique du capitalisme financier",

The financial portion of our economy

Simon Tremblay-Pepin
A very interesting text by Christian Cauvin, published in a special issue of Alternatives économiques, contains a revealing graph. It addresses the growing weight of the financial economy.
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Jun 19, 2013
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Is Quebec more corrupt than the rest of Canada?

Simon Tremblay-Pepin
Is Quebec more corrupt than other provinces? One could argue that it mostly has stricter laws regarding political party funding, which raise red flags that allow to uncover corruption.
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Jun 4, 2013
Photo: Mike Mahaffie/flickr

Ten ways to lead a better life without growth - part 2

Simon Tremblay-Pepin
Bertrand Schepper
In our previous blog post, we took a look at five proposals from a feature entitled "A better life without growth" in the French magazine Alternatives économiques.
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Apr 10, 2013

Federal budget 2013: Stubbornness and hidden secrets

Simon Tremblay-Pepin
Guillaume Hebert
Reactions to the federal budget differed in Québec in comparison with the rest of the provinces. We will review the budget as whole then measures which caused a big uproar in Québec.
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Nov 26, 2012

International trade agreements and corruption in Quebec

Simon Tremblay-Pepin
Bertrand Schepper
CETA would address major issues affecting Québec's future, notably the conditions under which European businesses will be allowed to tender for supplier, service, and construction contracts.
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Sep 12, 2012
Léo Bureau-Blouin and Pauline Marois. Photo: Marie Berne/Flickr

Quebec election: Where do we stand after September 4?

Simon Tremblay-Pepin
This blog post will draw a quick picture of the current state of Québec politics and point towards what's in store in terms of legislative agenda with Pauline Marois's new PQ government.
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Mar 26, 2012

2012 Québec budget: Timidity and omissions

Simon Tremblay-Pepin
In the Quebec budget, the government is still insisting on transforming public service funding with the user-fee revolution logic, developing the Plan Nord, and reforming the pension plan.
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