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Taking the Economic Pulse: An Improved Tool to Help Track Economic Cycles in Canada
July 26, 2016 - Jeremy Kronick
A new business cycle measurement developed by a C.D. Howe analyst provides further evidence that there was no recession in 2015, according to a new Institute report. In “Taking the Economic Pulse: An...
Modernizing Business Taxation
May 31, 2016 - Robin Boadway and Jean-François Tremblay
The Canadian corporate income tax system has a number of problems that call for fundamental reforms, starting with rethinking the main role of the system, according to a report from the C.D. Howe...
Worse Than It Looks: The True Burden and Risks of Federal Employee Pension Plans
Ottawa’s unfunded liabilities for employee pensions stood at $269 billion at the end of the 2015 fiscal year, far larger than reported, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute study. In “Worse Than It...
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...
Looking for Liquidity: Banking and Emergency Liquidity Facilities
February 9, 2016 - Jeremy Kronick
The Bank of Canada should start preparing for the next financial crisis, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Looking for Liquidity: Banking and Emergency Liquidity Facilities,” author...
Mortgaged to the Hilt: Risks From The Distribution of Household Mortgage Debt
December 9, 2015 - Craig Alexander and Paul Jacobson
The federal government should pay close attention to several pockets of risk in the Canadian housing market, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Mortgaged to the Hilt: Risks From The...

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