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This area covers policies and regulations, such as prudential or consumer regulations, as well as technology and other competitive pressures affecting the financial services industry, financial markets and the financial system as a whole, and their ability to effectively perform their core economic functions.

Takeover Rules: In Support of the Longer Minimum Bid Period
November 10, 2016 - Sharon Geraghty
Securities regulators made the right move this year when they extended the minimum bid period for takeover bids in Canada, says a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Takeover Rules: In Support of the...
Swimming with Whales: How to Encourage Competition from Small Banks
October 4, 2016 - John Jason
Ottawa should consider new regulatory approaches to bolster the role of smaller financial institutions if it is to achieve its goals of enhancing quality, price and innovation in that sector,...
Fault Lines: Earthquakes, Insurance, and Systemic Financial Risk
August 3, 2016 - Nicholas Le Pan
The fault lines from a major earthquake in Canada could quickly spread through the insurance industry and have a systemic financial impact, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In...
National Priorities 2016
March 3, 2016
The National Priorities 2016 series provides a high level overview of key issues that the federal and provincial governments need to address, and provides an opportunity to highlight policy...
Looking for Liquidity: Banking and Emergency Liquidity Facilities
February 9, 2016 - Jeremy Kronick
The Bank of Canada should start preparing for the next financial crisis, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Looking for Liquidity: Banking and Emergency Liquidity Facilities,” author...
Mortgaged to the Hilt: Risks From The Distribution of Household Mortgage Debt
December 9, 2015 - Craig Alexander and Paul Jacobson
The federal government should pay close attention to several pockets of risk in the Canadian housing market, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Mortgaged to the Hilt: Risks From The...
Jeremy M. Kronick - The Importance of Changes to Financial Advice
Intelligence Memos
From: Jeremy M. Kronick To: Financial Advice Community Date: March 22, 2017 Re: The Importance of Changes to Financial Advice Disruption is coming to the financial services and advice sector. ...
Blockchain Needs Clear Rules to Become a Revolutionary Technology: Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
You have probably heard of bitcoin. You might have even heard about its underlying technology, the blockchain. What you may not have realized is that it is not bitcoin that will change our lives, but...
Jeremy M. Kronick - Financial Regulation Under President Trump
Intelligence Memos
From:  Jeremy M. Kronick To:  Superintendent Jeremy Rudin Date:  January 20, 2017 Re:  Financial Regulation Under President Trump Today Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the...

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  • High Stakes: Legalizing Cannabis in Canada
Roundtable Luncheon with The Hon. Anne McLellan, John Fowler and Russell Stanley
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Thursday, October 5, 2017, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
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  • RPC/RRQ bonifié : Quelle est la suite?/Enhanced C/QPP: what's next?
Dîner-conférence/Roundtable Luncheon - René Beaudry, Serge Charbonneau, Bernard Morency et/and Michel St-Germain
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
21 Sep 2017
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  • Inside Access: Opportunities for Better Systemic Risk Management in Canada
Conference Call with Nicholas Le Pan, Former Superintendent of Financial Institutions, Canada; Director, CIBC; Chair, C.D. Howe Institute’s Financial Services Research Initiative
Conference Call
Thursday, September 21, 2017, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

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