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May
15

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 – Barriers to increasing housing supply, many stemming from excessive regulation, are driving up the price of homes in Canadian cities by six figures, finds a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Through the Roof: The High Cost of Barriers to Building New Housing in...

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May
10

May 10, 2018 – Over the past 15 years, Canada’s federal, provincial, and territorial governments have regularly missed budget spending and revenue targets, with spending overshoots of $69 billion combined. The new report from the C.D. Howe Institute, “Blown Budgets: Canada’s Senior Governments...

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May
03

May 3, 2018—Lack of access to even urgent dental care for many people with low income, seniors and others is a problem that could be solved with a “public option” for dental insurance, according to a new report published by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Filling the Cavities: Improving the...

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May
01

May 1, 2018 – Canada’s senior governments tax and spend a lot, but don’t consistently tell us what they are doing, says a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “The Numbers Game: Rating the Fiscal Accountability of Canada’s Senior Governments,” authors William B.P. Robson and Farah Omran...

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Apr
26

April 26, 2018 – Despite clinical evidence showing the value of immunization, vaccination rates among adult Canadians are dangerously low, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Not Just for Kids: How to Improve Adult Vaccination Uptake in Canada,” author Colin Busby...

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Apr
26

26 avril 2018 - Malgré les données démontrant la valeur des vaccins, les taux de vaccination chez les adultes canadiens sont dangereusement bas, selon un nouveau rapport de l’Institut C.D. Howe.  Dans «Pas seulement pour les enfants: comment améliorer la surveillance et la couverture vaccinale...

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Apr
17

April 17, 2018 – Ontario should scrap arbitrary and opaque density bonusing deals between municipalities and developers, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In Buildings with Benefits: The Defect of Density Bonusing author Aaron Moore finds that density bonusing – a...

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Apr
10

April 10, 2018 - Canada’s financial institutions are key to solving the country’s productivity problem, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Productivity and the Financial Sector – What’s Missing?” author Jeremy Kronick argues that rules and regulations governing the...

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Apr
04

April 5, 2018 - Preliminary figures show faster growth in the amounts governments are budgeting for healthcare over the past three years, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Healthcare Costs in Canada: Stopping Bad News Getting Worse,” author William B.P. Robson warns...

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Apr
04

William Robson, President and CEO of the C.D. Howe Institute, announces the appointment of Janet Ecker as a Senior Fellow.

“Janet has made huge contributions to public policy throughout her career,” commented Robson. “She is highly respected for her insights and her accomplishments. We’re...

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