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Equipment Failure: Feeble Business Investment Costs Canadians their Competitive Edge
March 24, 2017 - William B.P. Robson, Aaron Jacobs and Benjamin Dachis

Business investment per worker in Canada is at its worst level compared to the United States in more than a quarter century, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Equipment Failure:...

A Crisis of Capital: Canadian Workers Need More Tools, Buildings and Equipment
December 16, 2015 - Aaron Jacobs, Benjamin Dachis and William B.P. Robson

For the first time since the 2008-2009 economic crisis and recession, capital investment by business has declined, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “A Crisis of Capital: Canadian...

Mushrooms and Yeast: The Implications of Technological Progress for Canada’s Economic Growth
September 2, 2015 - Peter Howitt

Economic growth from technological innovation tends to spring up in unpredictable places, creating winners and losers, states a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Mushrooms and Yeast:...

It’s Alive! Corporate Cash and Business Investment
August 27, 2014 - Finn Poschmann

Policymakers should not overreact to perceptions of corporate ‘dead money’, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “It’s Alive! Corporate Cash and Business Investment,” author Finn...

Capital Needed: Canada Needs More Robust Business Investment
July 17, 2014 - Benjamin Dachis, Nicholas Chesterley and William B.P. Robson

Canada’s performance in business investment per worker relative to its peers is sliding, led by dismal performances in Quebec and Ontario, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “...

The Public Purse versus Private Wallets: Comparing Provincial Approaches to Investing in Economic Growth
June 25, 2014 - Philip Cross

Canadian provinces have parted ways when it comes to their share of public- versus private-sector investment, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “The Public Purse versus Private...

Sorry, Mr. Morneau, but there’s no denying that Canada’s competitiveness is dismal: Financial Post Op-Ed
Op-Ed
Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau and economist Jack Mintz debated Canada’s competitiveness for business investment in Wednesday’s FP Comment. Morneau said Canada’s competitiveness is good, and...
Rosalie Wyonch - It's 4-20. How's that Legalization Thing Going?
Intelligence Memos
From: Rosalie Wyonch To: Cannabis-Concerned Canadians Date: April 20, 2018 Re: It's 4-20. How's that Legalization Thing Going?  Two years ago, on April 20, Ottawa announced steps to legalize...
Robson, Kim - Let’s Get You the Tools You Need to Succeed
Intelligence Memos
From: William B.P. Robson and Jacob Kim To: Canadian Workers Date: March 12, 2018 Re: Let’s Get You the Tools You Need to Succeed Would we send a Canadian hockey team into international competition...

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