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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.

The Rocky Road to Canada-wide Carbon Pricing
October 17, 2018 - Tracy Snoddon
Ottawa should rebate revenues from its carbon pricing backstop directly to citizens in non-compliant provinces that reject its plan, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “The...
Cannabis Countdown: Estimating the Size of Illegal Markets and Lost Tax Revenue Post-Legalization
October 11, 2018 - Anindya Sen and Rosalie Wyonch
A large black market combined with supply shortages of legal marijuana will cut potential tax revenues by an estimated $800 million in the first year of legalization, according to a new report from...
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”...
The Regent Debate: Duncan, Duguid - Rebuttals
Intelligence Memos
C.D. Howe Institute’s second Regent Debate took place last month. Four prominent voices sparred over the following question: Is Canada Facing an Existential Crisis in Competitiveness? Today:...
Dwight Duncan - The Regent Debate: Is Canada Facing an Existential Crisis in Competitiveness?
Intelligence Memos
C.D. Howe Institute’s second Regent Debate took place last month. Four prominent voices sparred over the following question: Is Canada Facing an Existential Crisis in Competitiveness? Today: the case...
Janet Ecker - The Regent Debate: Is Canada Facing an Existential Crisis in Competitiveness?
Intelligence Memos
C.D. Howe Institute’s second Regent Debate took place last month. Four prominent voices sparred over the following question: Is Canada Facing an Existential Crisis in Competitiveness? Today: the case...
18 Sep 2018
Sep
18
  • Cyber Security in Finance: Fear for the Future
Roundtable Luncheon with Raymond Boisvert, Kevvie Fowler, and Scott Jones
Toronto, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
21 Jun 2018
Jun
21
  • Modernizing Foreign Investment Policy
Roundtable Luncheon with Paul Halucha, Kash Malik and Lynton R. Wilson
Toronto, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Thursday, June 21, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
16 May 2018
May
16
  • 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

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