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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.

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...
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...
Wyonch, Omran - The Fallacy of Buck-a-Beer
Intelligence Memos
To: Concerned Ontarians From: Rosalie Wyonch and Farah Omran Date: August 14, 2018           Re: The Fallacy of Buck-a-Beer Ontario Premier Doug Ford recently announced a “Buck-a-Beer Challenge” for...
Benjamin Dachis - City of Vancouver Plans to Worsen Housing Affordability with Increased Fees on Developers
Intelligence Memos
To: Vancouver City Council From: Benjamin Dachis Date: July 25, 2018 Re: City of Vancouver plans to worsen housing affordability with increased fees on developers House prices in Vancouver have...
Rosalie Wyonch - Don’t Overtax Our Pot Producers
Intelligence Memos
To: The Hon. Ginette Petitpas Taylor, federal Minister of Health From: Rosalie Wyonch Re: Don’t Overtax Our Pot Producers Date: July 20, 2018     Your department recently released a proposal to...
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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
19
  • 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
Mar
29
  • 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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