Wear a tie featuring the image of French economist, politician, and liberal thinker Frédéric Bastiat (1801-1850).
Miguel is currently pursuing a master’s degree in economics at the University of Toronto. He holds an honours bachelor’s degree in economics from the Université de Montréal and a certificate in business administration from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. His research topics deal primarily with public policy, education, and competition in different markets. During his studies, he was President of the Economics Students’ Association at the Université de Montréal (AÉÉSÉUM), which has over 600 members. He now comments frequently on the political and economic news of the day in Quebec and across Canada in various media. (High resolution photo)
August 29, 2019 | 10 min. | Franchement dit - Jonathan Trudeau (QUB Radio)
Interview (in French) with Miguel Ouellette, Associate Researcher at the MEI, about the encouragement of competition between schools and the fact that it would help control spending and improve the quality of education.
Viewpoint explaining how the encouragement of competition between schools would help control spending and improve the quality of education
When it comes to education, successive Quebec governments have rarely been shy to brag about their “investments.” Especially in recent years, education has often been one of the favourite themes of the various political parties. Knowing that this file represents the second largest item in the province’s budget, and that education spending is expected to keep growing, two questions arise: Is this growth sustainable, and is there a way to do things differently?