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Registering in Harmony: The Case for Pan-Canadian Corporate Registration
February 25, 2014 - Daniel Schwanen and Omar Chatur

Canadian businesses face costly red tape when they want to do business across provincial borders; a problem that is hindering business expansion and economic growth, according to a report released...

Finding Common Cause: The Renewed Quest for a National Securities Regulator
June 28, 2012 - Jeremy Fraiberg

In the wake of a setback from the Supreme Court of Canada, Ottawa is forging ahead with the idea of creating a national securities regulator using a cooperative approach that could pay off,...

Robert Mysicka - Time to Walk the Talk on Trade
Intelligence Memos
From: Robert Mysicka To: Canada's Premiers Re: Time to Walk the Talk on Trade Date: August 23, 2018 When the wheels of justice move too slowly to keep pace with social or economic progress, it falls...
Benjamin Dachis - Backstopping Kinder Morgan Makes Sense
Intelligence Memos
To: The Hon. Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance From: Benjamin Dachis Date: May 17, 2018 Re: Backstopping Kinder Morgan Makes Sense The federal government is wise to indemnify Kinder Morgan from any...
Ian A. Blue - The New Brunswick Beer Case: Temperance Redux
Intelligence Memos
From: Ian A. Blue To: Concerned Canadians Date: May 16, 2018 Re: The New Brunswick Beer Case: Temperance Redux What is most remarkable about the decision in the recent Supreme Court of Canada ruling...

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