About the C.D. Howe Institute

The C.D. Howe Institute is an independent not-for-profit research institute whose mission is to raise living standards by fostering economically sound public policies. Widely considered to be Canada's most influential think tank, the Institute is a trusted source of essential policy intelligence, distinguished by research that is nonpartisan, evidence-based and subject to definitive expert review.

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Toronto’s C.D. Howe Institute is generally recognized as the preferred outlet for research by Canada’s top academics.

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Rt. Hon. Paul Martin - Whether one agrees with the thrust of a C.D. Ho...

Whether one agrees with the thrust of a C.D. Howe Institute study, the quality of its work and its impact on public policy is undeniable.

Rt. Hon. Paul Martin
Former Prime Minister of Canada
Globe and Mail - The C.D. Howe Institute resonates in Ottawa and across the provinces.

The C.D. Howe Institute resonates in Ottawa and across the provinces. 

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The C.D. Howe Institute is Canada's most trusted source of essential policy intelligence. For more than five decades, its track record of providing the definitive analysis of the major issues facing the country has solidified its status as "required reading" amongst senior decisionmakers from coast to coast. Institute policy intelligence has laid the intellectual ground for such fundamental achievements as:

  • The development of continental free trade;
  • Ending the unsustainable deficits of the 1970s and 1980s;
  • The development of rigorous inflation targets and tactically effective monetary policy;
  • The reform of the Canadian and Quebec pension plans;
  • Lower and more competitive tax rates; and
  • The development of a key new saving vehicle, the Tax Free Saving Account.
 
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