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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.
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