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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 “...

Equipping Canadian Workers: Business Investment Loses a Step against Competitors Abroad
November 6, 2013 - Benjamin Dachis and William B.P. Robson

After several years of relatively robust performance, Canada is lagging its peers in business investment growth, according to a new report by the C.D. Howe institute. In “Equipping Canadian...

August 9, 2012 - Benjamin Dachis and William B.P. Robson

Business investment in Canada is picking up relative to its international peers, but underlying problems remain, according to a report released by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “From Living Well to...

The Retooling Challenge: Canada’s Struggle to Close the Capital Investment Gap
December 6, 2011 - Colin Busby and William B.P. Robson

Robust business investment in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland and Labrador continues to outstrip the poor performances of other provinces, according to a report released today by the C.D....

June 16, 2011 - Serge Coulombe

In the race to improve productivity and household incomes, winners and losers emerge among the Canadian provinces, according to a report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In Lagging Behind:...

May 12, 2011 - Elizabeth Brubaker

Too many drinking water and wastewater systems across Canada threaten public health and the environment, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In A Bridge Over...

Eichenbaum, Johannsen, Rebelo - Commodity Prices Not Best Predictor for the Loonie
Intelligence Memos
From: Martin Eichenbaum, Benjamin K. Johannsen, and Sergio Rebelo To: Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance, and Stephen Poloz, Governor of the Bank of Canada Date: February 16, 2018...
Robson, Kronick, Hui - The Durability of the Current Expansion
Intelligence Memos
From: William B.P. Robson, Jeremy M. Kronick, and Nikki Hui To: Worried Canadian Stock Market Watchers Date: February 12, 2018 Re: The durability of the current expansion A slumping stock market –...

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