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November 18, 2015

No major city in Canada offers a clear and transparent budget presentation, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Building Better Budgets: Canada’s Cities Should Clean Up their Financial Reporting,” authors Benjamin Dachis and William B.P. Robson provide report cards to 24 major Canadian cities on the quality of their budgets.  

Benjamin Dachis

Benjamin Dachis is Associate Vice President, Public Affairs for the C.D. Howe Institute. In his role, he furthers the Institute’s mission to improve Canada’s economic performance by enhancing the visibility, reputation and impact of its research and activities. Benjamin started with the C.D. Howe Institute in 2006 as a Research Fellow and also has experience with major U.S. and U.K.

William Robson

Bill Robson took office as CEO of the C.D. Howe Institute in July 2006, after serving as the Institute’s Senior Vice President since 2003 and Director of Research from 2000 to 2003. He has written more than 260 monographs, articles, chapters and books on such subjects as government budgets, pensions, healthcare financing, inflation and currency issues.