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Hosing Homebuyers: Why Cities Should Not Pay for Water and Wastewater Infrastructure with Development Charges
August 9, 2018 - Benjamin Dachis
August 9, 2018 - Canadian municipalities are hurting housing affordability by imposing expensive water charges on development, according to a new report published by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “...
The March into Trade Wars: US Policy Aims and the Implications for Reconciliation
August 2, 2018 - Dan Ciuriak
August 2, 2018 —The long trade peace that took hold with the signing of the GATT in 1947 is over, according to an analysis published by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “The March into Trade Wars: US...
Foreign Direct Investment in Canada – The Case for Further Openness and Transparency
July 26, 2018 - Daniel Schwanen
Canada’s performance in attracting foreign direct investment faces serious headwinds, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Foreign Direct Investment in Canada – The Case for...
Speed Bump Ahead: Ottawa Should Drive Slowly on Clean Fuel Standards
July 19, 2018 - Benjamin Dachis
Ottawa should clear up confusion about its plans for clean fuel standards, according to a new report by the C.D. Howe Institute.  In “Speed Bump Ahead: Ottawa Should Drive Slowly on Clean Fuel...
International Prudential Standards in a World of Growing Nationalism and Protectionism
July 12, 2018 - Jeremy Kronick and Mark Zelmer
Progress in establishing international standards that promote trade, investment and prosperity is facing headwinds from the global rise of nationalism and populism, according to a new report from the...
Deferring Receipt of Public Pension Benefits: A Tool for Flexibility
June 26, 2018 - Antoine Genest-Grégoire, Luc Godbout, René Beaudry and Bernard Morency
June 26, 2018 – Retirement savers would benefit from greater flexibility and security with a longer Canada and Québec Pension Plans (C/QPP) deferral period, according to a new report by the C.D. Howe...

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