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The Knowledge Deficit about Taxes: Who It Affects and What to Do About It
July 5, 2017 - Antoine Genest-Grégoire, Luc Godbout and Jean-Herman Guay
The public’s knowledge gap on taxes leads to higher rates of tax avoidance, undermines trust in the government, and causes lower use of social programs, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe...
Equipment Failure: Feeble Business Investment Costs Canadians their Competitive Edge
March 24, 2017 - William B.P. Robson, Aaron Jacobs and Benjamin Dachis
Business investment per worker in Canada is at its worst level compared to the United States in more than a quarter century, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Equipment Failure:...
Toward a New Balance in Social Policy: The Future Role of Guaranteed Annual Income within the Safety Net
January 24, 2017 - Peter Hicks
Providing a comprehensive, one-size-fits-all guaranteed annual income (GAI) is not the best solution to fighting poverty in Canada, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Toward...
Precarious Positions: Policy Options to Mitigate Risks in Non-standard Employment
December 2, 2016 - Colin Busby and Ramya Muthukumaran
Canada should strengthen the safety net under workers in precarious jobs, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Precarious Positions: Policy Options to Mitigate Risks in Non-...
The Pressing Question: Does CPP Expansion Help Low Earners?
July 13, 2016 - Kevin Milligan and Tammy Schirle
Low earners stand to gain little from an expanded Canada Pension Plan (CPP), according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “The Pressing Question: Does CPP Expansion Help Low Earners?”, authors...
DC Plans and the ORPP: Why Fees Matter
May 11, 2016 - Barry Gros and James Pierlot
A flaw in the design of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) could unfairly penalize employers as well as the people the plan intends to help, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In...

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