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Cannabis Countdown: Estimating the Size of Illegal Markets and Lost Tax Revenue Post-Legalization
October 11, 2018
A large black market combined with supply shortages of legal marijuana will cut potential tax revenues by an estimated $800 million in the first year of legalization, according to a new report from...
Piling On – How Provincial Taxation of Insurance Premiums Costs Consumers
October 2, 2018
Canadian governments should reassess the cascading taxes imposed on insurance premiums, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Piling On – How Provincial Taxation of Insurance...
Unhappy Returns: A Preliminary Estimate of Taxpayers Responsiveness to the 2016 Top Tax Rate Hike
September 27, 2018 - Alexandre Laurin
The top 1 percent of earners reacted strongly to the federal tax hike on high earners 2016, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Unhappy Returns: A Preliminary Estimate of...
Longer Living Retirees Need Insurance Option for Financial Risk
September 18, 2018
Longer living retirees need the option of pure longevity insurance, according to new report published by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Making the Money Last: The Case for Offering Pure Longevity...
Tooling Up: Canada Needs More Robust Capital Investment
September 13, 2018 - William B.P. Robson, Jeremy Kronick and Jacob Kim
Weak business investment is a threat to Canada’s future prosperity, according to a new report published by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Tooling up: Canada Needs More Robust Capital Investment,”...
Hidden Beneficial Ownership and Control: Canada as a Pawn in the Global Game of Money Laundering
September 6, 2018 - Denis Meunier
Canada is a laggard when it comes to anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing measures, according to a new report published by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Hidden Beneficial Ownership and...

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