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Dammed If You Do: How Sunk Costs Are Dragging Canadian Electricity Ratepayers Underwater
January 17, 2019 - A.J. Goulding and Jarome Leslie
Cost-overruns at several large-scale hydro projects in Canada raise questions about the economic viability of continuing construction to completion. In “Dammed If You Do: How Sunk Costs Are Dragging...
Mothers at Work: The Fiscal Implications of the Ontario Childcare Rebate
January 10, 2019 - Jacob Kim and Alexandre Laurin
January 10, 2019—The Ontario government's proposed childcare rebate will offer working mothers relief and create a windfall of tax revenues for the federal government, according to a new report from...
Wild Numbers: Getting Better Fiscal Accountability in Canada's Municipalities
December 13, 2018 - William B.P. Robson and Farah Omran
Canada’s municipalities are routinely missing the spending targets in their budgets by large amounts, undermining the ability of voters to hold them accountable, according to a new study from the C.D...
Business Tax Burdens in Canada's Major Cities: The 2018 Report Card
December 11, 2018 - Peter Tomlinson and Adam Found
The best and worst major cities for business investment are identified in a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Business Tax Burdens in Canada’s Major Cities: The 2018 Report Card” authors...
Navigating Turbulence: Canadian Monetary Policy Since 2004
December 4, 2018 - Steve Ambler and Jeremy Kronick
The Bank of Canada should restore the important role of tracking the money supply as a predictor of future inflation and economic performance, according to a major new book on the conduct of monetary...
Pursuing Reconciliation: The Case for an Off-Reserve Urban Agenda
November 27, 2018 - John Richards
Current reconciliation efforts between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples are missing the main target, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Pursuing Reconciliation: The Case...

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