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Name  Martin Masse
Education  McGill University
Role  Writer
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Martin Masse (born 1965 in Joliette, Quebec), is a Canadian Libertarian and writer.



Masse is a graduate of McGill University in Political Science and East Asian Studies. He then taught French and English in Japan in 1986–1987. He received a research scholarship from the Flemish Community of Belgium and wrote, in 1988 in Ghent, Identites collectives et civilisation : pour une vision non nationaliste d'un Quebec independant (Translation: “Collective identities and civilization: a non-nationalist vision of an independent Quebec”). This work was published at VLB Editeur in 1994. Since then, he has written articles and op-ed pieces for numerous newspapers and magazines.

He joined the Reform Party of Canada (now merged in the Conservative Party of Canada) in 1995 and worked for two years as an assistant to the provincial organizer in the Montreal regional office of the party. He chaired the Reform National Task Force on Fisheries. He also ran as a Reform candidate in a by-election in 1996 in Montreal.

In February 1998, Masse launched the first libertarian webzine in Quebec, Le Quebecois Libre. He was director of Publications at the Montreal Economic Institute from 2000 to 2007. In 2003, he translated into French Johan Norberg's international best-seller, In Defense of Global Capitalism.

From February 2006 to August 2007 he served as political advisor to then Canadian Industry Minister Maxime Bernier. He now works as an independent public policy consultant.


In his writings, Masse defends libertarian and classical liberal ideas. He argues against state intervention and collectivist ideologies, of either the right or the left. He is a follower of the Austrian School of economics, as developed by such theorists as Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich Hayek, and Murray Rothbard.


Most of his articles can be found on the webzine “Le Quebecois Libre”:

  • Identites collectives et civilisation. Pour une vision non nationaliste d'un Quebec independant, Montreal, VLB editeur, 1994 (revue in Canadian Journal of Political Science / Revue canadienne de science politique, Vol. 27, No. 4 (Dec., 1994), pp. 828–830)
  • Let the Recession Run Its Course, 2001.
  • Etatistes de gauche = etatistes de droite, 2008.
  • Bailout marks Karl Marx's comeback, 2008.
  • References

    Martin Masse Wikipedia

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