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From Living Well to Working Well: Raising Canada’s Performance in Non-residential Investment

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August 9, 2012

Business investment in Canada is picking up relative to its international peers, but underlying problems remain, according to a report released by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “From Living Well to Working Well: Raising Canada’s Performance in Non-residential Investment,” authors Benjamin Dachis and William B.P. Robson identify widely divergent performances by provinces and a surge in the flow of  funds  to the residential sector away from the non-residential sector as problems to be addressed by policy reforms. “Policies that enhance competition and remove biases against non-residential investment could boost capital spending by businesses and improve Canadian workers’ prospects for higher incomes,” said Benjamin Dachis, Senior Policy Analyst.

 

Benjamin Dachis, Associate Director, Research
Benjamin Dachis
William B.P. Robson, President and Chief Executive Officer
William B.P. Robson

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