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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.

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...
Changing the Channel on Canadian Communications Regulation
May 25, 2016 - Daniel Schwanen and Benjamin Dachis
Canada’s communications and broadcasting world has changed dramatically in recent decades, but its communications and broadcasting statutes and regulations have not kept pace, states a new report...
Joint Venture: A Blueprint for Federal and Provincial Marijuana Policy
April 20, 2016 - Anindya Sen
Canada’s budding legal marijuana market requires federal-provincial cooperation in order to succeed, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Joint Venture: A Blueprint for Federal and...
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...
Konrad von Finckenstein - Fighting Internet Piracy: A Workable Plan Emerges
Intelligence Memos
From: Konrad von Finckenstein To: the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and the Minister of Canadian Heritage Date: February 23, 2018 Re: Fighting Internet Piracy: A Workable...
Benjamin Dachis - Don’t Limit Airline Competition behind Closed Doors
Intelligence Memos
From: Benjamin Dachis To: Concerned Canadian Travellers Date: January 25, 2018 Re: Don’t Limit Airline Competition behind Closed Doors With frigid temperatures, many Canadians are looking for flights...
Rosalie Wyonch - Don’t Let the Dealer Run Dry: Legal Marijuana Supply
Intelligence Memos
From: Rosalie Wyonch To: Health Canada Date: January 5, 2018 Re: Don’t Let the Dealer Run Dry: Legal Marijuana Supply With the July 1 target for marijuana legalization swiftly approaching,...
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  • Move Fast and Make Things? Finding the Sweet Spot between AI, Regulators, and the Government
Roundtable Luncheon with Benjamin Alarie and Adam Blinick
Toronto, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Monday, March 26, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
19 Dec 2017
Dec
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  • Inside Access: Strengthening Canadian Television Content: Creation, Discovery and Export in a Digital World
Conference Call with Lawson Hunter, Former Commissioner, Competition Bureau and Counsel, Stikeman Elliott LLP, and Kenneth G. Engelhart, Former Senior Vice-President, Regulatory Affairs, Rogers Communications
Conference Call
Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
24 Aug 2017
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  • Inside Access: Bits, Bytes, and Taxes: VAT and the Digital Economy in Canada
Conference Call with Rosalie Wyonch, Policy Analyst, C.D. Howe Institute
Conference Call
Thursday, August 24, 2017, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

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