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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 Future of Poison Pills in Canada: Are Takeover Bid Reforms Needed?
October 29, 2015 - Anita Anand
Proposed takeover rules will produce winners and losers and need rethinking, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “The Future of Poison Pills in Canada: Are Takeover Bid Reforms...
An Opportunity not to be Wasted: Reforming Ontario’s Recycling Program
July 23, 2015 - Aaron Jacobs
The government of Ontario should make individual producers responsible for recycled products while permitting them to achieve recycling goals as they see fit, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute...
Peak Power Problems: How Ontario’s Industrial Electricity Pricing System Impacts Consumers
June 11, 2015 - Anindya Sen
The Ontario government should scrap its peak-demand electricity-pricing program for large industrial electricity users in order to lower costs for Ontario households, according to a new C.D. Howe...
Simplifying the Rule Book: a Proposal to Reform and Clarify Canada’s Policy on Inward Foreign Direct Investment
May 3, 2015 - A.E. Safarian
Ottawa should end the economic review of foreign direct investment (FDI) into the country, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Simplifying the Rule Book: a Proposal to Reform and...
Railroad Blues: How to Get Canada’s Rail Policy Back on Track
April 2, 2015 - Benjamin Dachis
The federal government should not continue to unduly favour grain rail shipments at the expense of other sectors, which include forestry, mines and energy, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute...
The Value of Copyrights in Recorded Music: Terrestrial Radio and Beyond
February 18, 2015 - Marcel Boyer
English  Canada’s current copyright framework for recorded music is shortchanging artists, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “The Value of Copyrights in Recorded Music:...
Ontario makes a hash of marijuana retail distribution: Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
Ontario has announced that it will restrict retail of recreational marijuana to LCBO-run stores. Only 40 of these locations will be in place by next July 1, the federal target date for...
Kronick and Wyonch - Don’t Strangle the Marijuana Business in the Stock Market
Intelligence Memos
To:  Chairs of Canadian Securities Commissions From:  Jeremy Kronick and Rosalie Wyonch Date: September 1, 2017 Re: Don’t Strangle the Marijuana Business in the Stock Market An unforeseen development...
Rosalie Wyonch - It’s Time for the Taxman to Join the Digital Age
Intelligence Memos
From: Rosalie Wyonch To: Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance Date: August 28, 2017 Re: It’s Time for the Taxman to Join the Digital Age The Internet is changing how Canadians access content, order...

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