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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.

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...
Learning from Mistakes: Improving Governance in the Ontario Electricity Sector
February 24, 2016 - George Vegh
The government of Ontario should move away from controlling electricity planning, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute Report. In “Learning from Mistakes: Improving Governance in the Ontario...
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...
Denis Meunier - Why is Canada Still the World’s Money Laundering Pawn?
Intelligence Memos
From: Denis Meunier To: Canada's Financial Regulators and Policymakers Date: September 13, 2018 Re: Why is Canada Still the World’s Money Laundering Pawn? Official estimates of money laundering in...
Daniel Schwanen -  NAFTA: The Case for More Competition in the Dairy Market
Intelligence Memos
From: Daniel Schwanen To: Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Global Affairs Date: September 12, 2018 Re: NAFTA: The Case for More Competition in the Dairy Market  (Updated from an April 2018 Intelligence...
Ian Irvine - More Action Needed on the Cannabis File
Intelligence Memos
From: Ian Irvine To: Ontario Premier Doug Ford Date: August 31, 2018 Re: More Action Needed on the Cannabis File Ontario Premier Doug Ford should be congratulated for improving Ontario’s marijuana...

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