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This area covers the impact of regulatory and other policies, such as taxes and subsidies and competition policy, on specific economic sectors (except those covered by the Institute’s natural resources or financial services research), on consumers, and on the overall state of competition in Canada.

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...
Through the Roof: The High Cost of Barriers to Building New Housing in Canadian Municipalities
May 15, 2018 - Benjamin Dachis and Vincent Thivierge
Barriers to increasing housing supply, many stemming from excessive regulation, are driving up the price of homes in Canadian cities by six figures, finds a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute....
Strengthening Canadian Television Content: Creation, Discovery and Export in a Digital World
December 19, 2017 - Lawson A.W. Hunter, Ken Engelhart and Peter Miller
Canadian voices are endangered as TV evolves according to a new report from the C.D Howe Institute. In “Strengthening Canadian Television Content: Creation, Discovery and Export in a Digital World”...
Promoting Innovation and Efficiency by Streamlining Competition Reviews
March 2, 2017 - Brian Facey and Joshua Krane
It is time for Ottawa to reform its merger review process to ensure that Canada is actively promoting efficiencies and innovation, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Promoting...
Smokes, Smugglers and Lost Tax Revenues: How Governments Should Respond
February 28, 2017 - Anindya Sen
Provinces should fight contraband cigarettes with better policing, and reforming government allocation of cigarettes to Aboriginal reserves, rather than impose higher taxes, according to new report...
Without easy retail access to cannabis, the black market will thrive - Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
On Oct. 17, Canada will be the second country in the world to have fully legalized production and retail distribution of recreational marijuana. There will be considerable international interest in...
Without easy retail access to cannabis, the black market will thrive - Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
On Oct. 17, Canada will be the second country in the world to have fully legalized production and retail distribution of recreational marijuana. There will be considerable international interest in...
Ten years on, few lessons learned from the global financial crisis - Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
It’s been a decade since the collapse of Lehman Brothers sparked the 2008-09 global financial crisis and recession. The global economy is finally performing at a robust level, with solid output and...
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  • Inside Access: Through the Roof: The High Cost of Barriers to Building New Housing in Canadian Municipalities
Conference Call with Benjamin Dachis, Associate Director, Research, C.D. Howe Institute
Conference Call
Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
19 Apr 2018
Apr
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  • Inside Access: Buildings with Benefits: The Defect of Density Bonusing
Conference call with Aaron A. Moore, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Winnipeg and Fellow, Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance, University of Toronto
Conference Call
Thursday, April 19, 2018, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
29 Mar 2018
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  • Inside Access: Regulatory Reform in Ontario: Machine Learning and Regulation
Conference Call with Anthony Niblett, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Law, Economics & Innovation, University of Toronto
Conference Call
Thursday, March 29, 2018, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

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