|The C.D. Howe Institute is an independent not-for-profit organization that aims to raise Canadians’ living standards by fostering economically sound public policies. It is a trusted source of essential policy intelligence, with research that is rigorous, evidence-based, and peer-reviewed, recommendations that are relevant, constructive, and timely, and communications that are clear, authoritative and practical.The Institute began life in 1958 when a group of prominent business and labour leaders organized the Private Planning Association of Canada to research and promote educational activities on issues related to public economic and social policy. In 1973, the PPAC’s assets and activities became part of the C.D. Howe Memorial Foundation, created in 1961 to memorialize the late Right Honourable Clarence Decatur Howe. The new organization operated as the C.D. Howe Research Institute until 1982, when the Memorial Foundation chose to focus directly on memorializing C.D. Howe; the Institute then adopted its current name: the C.D. Howe Institute. The C.D. Howe Institute celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2008. The Chairman of the Institute is William Morneau; William B.P. Robson is President and Chief Executive Officer.email@example.com.
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The C.D. Howe Institute commands the attention and respect of Canada’s top opinion leaders and policymakers. The quality and pertinence of the Institute’s research, and its capacity to pull together decision makers for off-the-record discussions, is unequalled. There is no lack of supporting testimony:
“The Institute has done remarkable work over the years promoting sound economic policies and fiscal prudence, and I always value the opportunity to canvass your policy ideas.”
“…It has become one of our country’s most recognized think tanks and has added much to the perspective of Canadians on a diverse range of subjects – from fiscal and monetary policy to economic growth and innovation.”
“Independent research is critical to debate, and the C.D. Howe Institute is a true Canadian jewel.”
“Toronto’s C.D. Howe Institute is generally recognized as the preferred outlet for research by Canada’s top academics and boasts an impressive record, particularly in monetary policy, taxation and free trade.”
“More than any other think tank, the C.D. Howe Institute commands attention.”