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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.

Playing from Strength: Canada’s Trade Deal Priorities for Financial Services
Despite trade deals facing opposition, Canada still has key opportunities to expand its global presence, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Playing from Strength: Canada’s...
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...
Nicholas Le Pan - Getting Canada Ready for Its Systemic Risk Audit
Intelligence Memos
To:  All Canadian financial regulators From:  Nicholas Le Pan Date: September 21, 2017 Re: Getting Canada Ready for Its Systemic Risk Audit When the IMF last reviewed Canada’s financial system in...
Mortgage insurance deductibles: an idea whose time hasn’t come: Globe and Mail Op-ed
Op-Ed
The rise in house prices – especially in Toronto and Vancouver – has coincided with a build-up of risks in the mortgage market and homeowners taking on too much debt relative to their income. In...
Thorsten Koeppl - What the “Terminator” Tells Us about Blockchain and your Privacy
Intelligence Memos
From: Thorsten Koeppl To: Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada Date: May 18, 2017 Re: What the “Terminator” Tells Us about Blockchain and your Privacy The Blockchain revolution is here.  And...

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