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Feb
13

February 13, 2018 – Collection of data on academic outcomes among Indigenous students is a necessary step towards bridging the education gap between Indigenous and non-indigenous students, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Measuring Student Outcomes: The Case for...

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Feb
07

February 8, 2018—Contrary to popular belief, commodity prices are not the best predictor of the future exchange rate for the Canadian dollar, according to new research from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Understanding the Volatility of the Canadian Exchange Rate”, authors Martin Eichenbaum,...

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Feb
01

February 1, 2018 - Government policies are piling on to reduce the competitiveness of energy producers in Western Canada, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute.

In the first edition of the annual policy report card for the energy sector, “Death by a Thousand Cuts? Western...

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Jan
25

January 25, 2018 — Canadian provincial healthcare systems fare poorly compared to peer countries according to new research from the C.D. Howe Institute.  In “Reality Bites: How Canada’s Healthcare System Compares to its International Peers,” authors Colin Busby, Ramya Muthukaran and Aaron Jacobs...

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Jan
22

January 23, 2018 – With Canadians living longer, running out of savings in old age is a real possibility, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Headed for the Poorhouse: How to Ensure Seniors Don’t Run Out of Cash before They Run Out of Time” an innovative pooled risk...

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Jan
16

January 16, 2018 – Some provinces, with more economic diversification or a concentration of workers in areas that are not very susceptible to automation, appear to be better situated for technological change than others, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Risk and...

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Jan
09

January 9, 2018—Working parents with children—particularly low-income families— face prohibitive tax rates that discourage taking on extra employment to get ahead, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Two-Parent Families with Children: How Effective Tax Rates Affect Work...

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Jan
08

January 8, 2018 – William Robson, President and CEO of the C.D. Howe Institute, announces re-appointment of Steve Ambler as a Fellow-in-Residence, the David Dodge Chair in Monetary Policy, and a member of the National Council at the...

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Dec
19

December 19. 2017 – Canadian voices are endangered as TV evolves according to a new report from the C.D Howe Institute. In “Strengthening Canadian Television Content: Creation, Discovery and Export in a Digital World” authors Lawson Hunter, Kenneth Engelhart and Peter Miller find the future of...

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Dec
14

December 14, 2017 – Canada’s mediocre innovation performance calls for a broader policy approach, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Innovation Policy in Canada: A Holistic Approach,” author Daniel Schwanen examines the innovation challenges that Canada faces and...

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