Yanick Labrie

Senior Fellow, Fraser Institute

Yanick Labrie, Senior Fellow of the Fraser Institute, is a health economist and public policy consultant living in Montreal. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Concordia University and a master’s degree in economics from the Université de Montréal.

Mr. Labrie’s career in health policy spans more than ten years. He has worked as an economist at the Montreal Economic Institute, the Center for Interuniversity Research and Analysis on Organizations (CIRANO) and was a lecturer at HEC Montréal’s Institute of Applied Economics.

He authored or co-authored more than 25 research papers and studies related to healthcare and pharmaceutical policies. Many of his articles have appeared in The Globe and Mail, The National Post, The Ottawa Citizen, The Montreal Gazette, La Presse and Le Devoir, among other newspapers.
He is frequently invited to participate in conferences and debates, and to comment on economic affairs in the media. He has spoken at international conferences in Montreal and in Toronto on the lessons to be learned from Europe’s health care systems. He has been invited to give testimonies at numerous parliamentary commissions and working groups on a wide range of topics and has also done some work as an expert witness.

Recent Research by Yanick Labrie

— Jun 29, 2017
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Leaving Canada for Medical Care 2017

Leaving Canada for Medical Care, 2017 estimates that more than 60,000 Canadians received non-emergency medical treatment outside the country in 2016—an increase of nearly 40 per cent over 2015. Among the provinces, Ontario physicians reported the highest number of patients (26,513) leaving the country for treatment.

— Oct 29, 2016
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Report Card on Quebec's Secondary Schools 2016

The Report Card on Quebec’s Secondary Schools 2016 ranks 459 public, private, Francophone and Anglophone schools based largely on results from provincewide tests in French, English, science, mathematics and history. It finds that 44 secondary schools in the province—34 of them public—have improved their performance over the past five years.

— Jun 28, 2016
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Interprovincial Migration in Canada

Interprovincial Migration in Canada: Quebeckers Vote with Their Feet examines inter-provincial migration patterns in Canada from 1971 through to 2015. The study particularly spotlights Quebec which has seen almost 600,000 people leave the province since the 1970's.