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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...

Let the Market Decide: The Case Against Mandatory Pick-and-Pay

A proposal by the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to mandate “pick-and-pay” television offerings for Canadians is deeply misguided, according to a report from...

Predicting Recessions in Real-Time: Mining Google Trends and Electronic Payments Data for Clues
September 4, 2013 - Greg Tkacz

Predicting recessions in real-time could be made possible by mining vast new sources of electronic data, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Predicting Recessions...

How Ottawa Can Deliver a Reformed Canada Post
August 8, 2013 - Benjamin Dachis

The federal government should progressively allow new entrants to bid for some of the mail services currently provided by Canada Post, says a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “...

Dachis and Schwanen - Seize the Day and Free the CRTC from Cancon Regulation
Intelligence Memos
From: Benjamin Dachis and Daniel Schwanen To: Mélanie Joly, Minister of Heritage Date: August 22, 2017 Re: Seize the Day and Free the CRTC from Cancon Regulation Last week the federal cabinet ordered...
Konrad von Finckenstein - Modernizing Communications Legislation
Intelligence Memos
From: Konrad von Finckenstein To: The Minister of Canadian Heritage and Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Date: May 5, 2017 Re: Modernizing Communications Legislation The...
Dachis & Church - Good TV, but Bad Economics: CRTC’s Order on US Super Bowl Commercials
Intelligence Memos
From: Jeffrey Church and Benjamin Dachis To: Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman of the CRTC Date: February 2nd, 2017 Re: Good TV, but Bad Economics: CRTC’s Order on US Super Bowl Commercials This weekend,...

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