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March 24, 2017

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: Feeble Business Investment Costs Canadians their Competitive Edge,” authors William B.P. Robson, Aaron Jacobs and Benjamin Dachis analyze trends in business investment per worker in Canada and abroad, and come away with ominous news about how prepared Canadian workers will be to compete globally. 

William B.P. Robson
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 240 monographs, articles, chapters and books on such subjects as government budgets, pensions, healthcare financing, inflation and currency issues.

Benjamin Dachis
Benjamin Dachis

Benjamin Dachis is Director of 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. think tanks.