Jean-François Minardi

Jean-François Minardi is the former Associate Director of the Economic Freedom and Development Centre and Associate Director of the Global Natural Resource Policy Centre for the Fraser Institute. 

Jean-François Minardi holds a Master’s Degree in Economics and International Projects Management from the Université Paris XII. He has completed his PhD coursework focusing on International Relations at the Université de Montréal, where he also holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science.

Jean-François joined the Institute in 2008 as a Senior Policy Analyst for Quebec and La Francophonie before he moved to the Center for Globalization Studies in 2009 he managed the Economic Freedom of the World Network. He is the co-author of The Government's Grab Groundwater: An Attack on Property Rights in Quebec and the author of What does the future hold for Quebec agriculture and The Management of Water Services in Montreal. He wrote articles for Fraser Forum and Perspectives and published op-eds for newspapers in Quebec including La Presse, Le Journal de Montréal, Le Soleil, The Gazette and Le Devoir.

Recent Research by Jean-François Minardi

— Oct 3, 2013
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British Columbia's Mining Policy Performance

British Columbia’s mining industry is cyclical and responsive to global market forces, but policy remains an important factor in maximizing the benefits of mining. Part 1 reviews the recent history of mining in BC and examines the linkages between policy factors and exploration investment. Part 2 uses data from the FI Mining Survey to identify which policy areas have been most deterrent to investment.

— Jan 30, 2012
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Fraser Forum is a monthly review of public policy in Canada, with articles covering taxation, education, health care policy, and a wide range of other topics. Forum writers are economists, Institute research analysts, and selected authors, including those from other public policy think tanks.

— May 18, 2010
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The city of Montreal’s water infrastructure is in an advanced state of disrepair after years of neglect. The city loses 40 percent of its water each year because of leaks and breaks in the water pipes. Sixty-seven percent of the system of water lines will have reached the end of its useful life span within 20 years; 33 percent has already done so. More over, water treatment plants must be upgraded to comply with provincial drinking water quality regulations.