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This research area covers rules governing trade between Canada and other countries or among Canadian provinces, the impact of trade restrictions or of their removal, and policy issues affecting the ability of Canadians to compete in world markets, including questions of international economic cooperation.

Less Debt, More Growth: A Shadow Federal Budget for 2019
February 7, 2019 - William B.P. Robson and Alexandre Laurin
February 7 – Ottawa should spur growth through better tax competitiveness and get back into the black by curbing overspending, says the C.D. Howe Institute’s annual Shadow Federal Budget. In “Less...
The March into Trade Wars: US Policy Aims and the Implications for Reconciliation
August 2, 2018 - Dan Ciuriak
August 2, 2018 —The long trade peace that took hold with the signing of the GATT in 1947 is over, according to an analysis published by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “The March into Trade Wars: US...
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...
Weaponizing Uncertainty: Trade Policy under the Trump Administration
June 19, 2018 - Dan Ciuriak and Meredith Crowley
The Trump Administration is deploying uncertainty as a new weapon in trade protection, according to an analysis published by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Weaponizing Uncertainty” authors Meredith...
Canada’s Progressive Trade Agenda: NAFTA and Beyond
June 14, 2018 - Dan Ciuriak
Ottawa should press its progressive trade agenda, which is a response to the global rise of anti-globalization, with trading partners other than Washington, according to a new report by the C.D. Howe...
Understanding the Volatility of the Canadian Exchange Rate
February 8, 2018 - Martin Eichenbaum, Benjamin K. Johannsen and Sergio Rebelo
Contrary to popular belief, commodity prices are not the best predictor of the future exchange rate for the Canadian dollar, according to new research from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Understanding...
Jon Johnson - US Approval of the new NAFTA – Pitfalls?
Intelligence Memos
From: Jon Johnson To: Canadians Concerned About the USMCA Date: February 21, 2019 Re: US Approval of the new NAFTA – Pitfalls? US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on January 29 initiated the...
Robson, Laurin - Tax Relief for the 2019 Federal Budget
Intelligence Memos
To: The Honourable Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance From: William B.P. Robson and Alexandre Laurin Date: February 11, 2019 Re: Tax Relief for the 2019 Federal Budget   The C.D. Howe Institute’s...
Glen Hodgson - Four (Macroeconomic) Reasons to Worry
Intelligence Memos
From:  Glen Hodgson To:  Concerned Canadians Date: February 1, 2019 Re: Four (Macroeconomic) Reasons to Worry The American economy is adrift, like a huge sailing ship. When tides are high and winds...

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04 Apr 2019
Apr
04
  • HE Janice Charette, High Commissioner for Canada to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Roundtable Luncheon
Toronto, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Thursday, April 4, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
21 Jan 2019
Jan
21
  • China’s Economic Outlook and its Implications for Canada and the World
Roundtable Luncheon with The Honourable John McCallum, Ambassador of Canada to the People’s Republic of China
Toronto, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Monday, January 21, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
30 Oct 2018
Oct
30
  • Managing Expectations: Doing Trade with the Trump Administration
Roundtable luncheon with Mary Ballantyne, Jeff Boyd, and Trevor Tombe
Calgary, 421 7 Avenue Southwest, Suite 4000
Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
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