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 currently serves as an adjunct economist at HEC Montreal’s Healthcare Management Hub. Mr. Labrie’s career in health policy spans more than fifteen 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 40 research papers and studies related to health care and pharmaceutical policies. Many of his articles have appeared in the Globe and Mail, National Post, Ottawa Citizen, 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 been invited to give testimonies at numerous parliamentary commissions and working groups on a wide range of topics and in court cases as an expert witness. Yanick Labrie holds a master’s degree in economics from the Université de Montréal.

Recent Research by Yanick Labrie

— Feb 29, 2024
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Quebec Premiers and Provincial Government Spending

Quebec Premiers and Provincial Government Spending is a new study that finds Premier François Legault holds the record for the highest per-person spending levels in Quebec—even excluding COVID-related spending—at $14,487 (2021) and $13,705 (2020), and Legault has overseen the third-highest rate of average annual per person spending growth at 7.3 per cent.

— Nov 18, 2023
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Report Card on Quebec’s Secondary Schools 2023

The Report Card on Quebec’s Secondary Schools 2023 ranks 468 public, independent, francophone and anglophone schools based on provincewide test results in French, English, science and mathematics during the 2021/22 academic year. In this year’s ranking, 45 schools showed statistically significant improvement while 38 schools experienced declining performance.

— Sep 26, 2023
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Lessons from the Public-Private Partnerships in Surgical Care in Quebec

Lessons from the Public Private Partnerships in Surgical Care in Quebec finds that private surgical clinics play an increasingly large role in Quebec’s universal health care system, following a 2006 Supreme Court ruling that allows private surgical clinics to perform select surgeries covered by the Quebec health-care system. In fact, private surgical clinics now perform 1-in-6 government-funded day surgeries in the province.