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This research area covers policies that affect the climate or incentives for business investment, and that influence business growth and innovation stemming from or embodied in human capital, R&D, fixed investments or the organisation of businesses themselves, including corporate governance issues.

Foreign Direct Investment in Canada – The Case for Further Openness and Transparency
July 26, 2018 - Daniel Schwanen
Canada’s performance in attracting foreign direct investment faces serious headwinds, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Foreign Direct Investment in Canada – The Case for...
Modernizing Canada’s Healthcare System through the Virtualization of Services
May 23, 2018 - Will Falk and Dr. R. Sacha Bhatia
Virtual care is a natural next step in technological innovation for healthcare, according to a new report published by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Modernizing Canada’s Healthcare System through the...
Regulatory Reform in Ontario: Machine Learning and Regulation
March 29, 2018
Regulators can better use big data and machine learning to save time and money for businesses, individuals and themselves, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Regulatory...
Canada's 2018 Innovation Policy Report Card
February 28, 2018 - Daniel Schwanen and Rosalie Wyonch
This E-Brief introduces a new innovation policy report card, comparing key policy indicators affecting innovation performance across 14 countries, focusing on the implications for Canada. The report...
Risk and Readiness: The Impact of Automation on Provincial Labour Markets
January 16, 2018 - Rosalie Wyonch
Some provinces, with more economic diversification or a concentration of workers in areas that are not very susceptible to automation, appear to be better situated for technological change than...
Innovation Policy in Canada: A Holistic Approach
December 14, 2017 - Daniel Schwanen
Canada’s mediocre innovation performance calls for a broader policy approach, according to a new report from the C. D. Howe Institute. In “Innovation Policy in Canada: A Holistic Approach,” author...
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...
Brad Duguid – The Regent Debate: Is Canada Facing an Existential Crisis in Competitiveness?
Intelligence Memos
OK, let me start off by saying, I admire and respect all of my former political colleagues on the panel here today. I knew Dwight and Joe when they were positive, optimistic finance ministers.  What...
Grant Bishop - Foreign Investment Would Benefit from the End of Net Benefit
Intelligence Memos
Federal budgets are an annual rite of spring in Ottawa, as is the deluge of advice to the Department of Finance. But budget-making is a yearlong process, and the work is now in progress. Accordingly...
Évaluation de projets publics: risques, coût de financement et coût du capital
Research
Le coût des investissements du secteur public dans les projets d'infrastructures sont sous-estimés et doivent comprendre les risques encourus par les contribuables, selon un rapport publié aujourd'...
06 Dec 2018
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  • Adopter l'approche de la fabrication additive: Le Québec, moteur de l'innovation mondiale / Taking the Additive Approach: Québec as a Driver of Global Innovation
Dîner/Dinner - Alain Dupont, Michel Dumoulin et/and Sylvain Durocher
Montreal, 1145 Union Ave, Saint Denis Room
Thursday, December 6, 2018, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Sponsored by:
General Electric
26 Nov 2018
Nov
26
  • Unlocking Canada’s Potential
Roundtable Luncheon with The Hon. Andrew Scheer, Leader of the Official Opposition & Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada
Toronto, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Monday, November 26, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Sponsored by:
Phase 3 Management
Weston Forest
04 Oct 2018
Oct
04
  • The Innovation and Competitive Imperative: Seizing Opportunities for Growth
Roundtable Luncheon with Murad Al-Katib, Charles Deguire, and Lorraine Mitchelmore
Toronto, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Thursday, October 4, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

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