C.D. Howe Institute publications undergo the most rigorous peer review process in the think tank community, which engages internal and external reviewers. Every major policy study receives thorough peer review, and it includes the participation of academics and outside, independent experts.
The Institute’s peer review process helps ensure the quality, integrity and objectivity of the Institute’s research. The Institute will not publish any major study that, in its view, fails to meet the standards of the external review process. The Institute requires that its authors publicly disclose any actual or potential conflicts of interest of which they are aware.
Further, the Institute will not endorse any political party, elected official, candidate for elected office, or interest group. In its mission to educate and build debate on essential public policy issues, the C.D. Howe Institute provides policy advice to interested parties on a non-exclusive basis.
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