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Business Tax Burdens in Canada’s Major Cities: The 2016 Report Card
December 13, 2016 - Adam Found and Peter Tomlinson
Calgary is increasingly lagging behind Saskatoon, which has the most competitive overall business tax environment among the largest cities in each Canadian province, according to a new C.D. Howe...
Thinking Regionally: How to Improve Service Delivery in Canada’s Cities
October 12, 2016 - Zachary Spicer and Adam Found
For cities across Canada, amalgamation has produced few economies of scale and greatly undermined local autonomy, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Thinking Regionally: How...
The Naylor Report and Health Policy: Canada Needs a New Model
July 6, 2016 - Ake Blomqvist and Colin Busby
The federal government should recognize the limited success of past attempts to achieve healthcare reform with conditional transfers to the provinces and instead focus more on independent initiatives...
Joint Venture: A Blueprint for Federal and Provincial Marijuana Policy
April 20, 2016 - Anindya Sen
Canada’s budding legal marijuana market requires federal-provincial cooperation in order to succeed, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Joint Venture: A Blueprint for Federal and...
National Priorities 2016
March 3, 2016
The National Priorities 2016 series provides a high level overview of key issues that the federal and provincial governments need to address, and provides an opportunity to highlight policy...
Learning from Mistakes: Improving Governance in the Ontario Electricity Sector
February 24, 2016 - George Vegh
The government of Ontario should move away from controlling electricity planning, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute Report. In “Learning from Mistakes: Improving Governance in the Ontario...

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