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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,...

Jon Johnson - Why Does the US Want to Unravel the Trade in Textiles?
Intelligence Memos
From:  Jon Johnson To:  The Canadian NAFTA Negotiating Team Date:  January 3, 2018 Re:  Why does the US want to unravel the trade in textiles? Textile and apparel goods are outliers in the world of...
Canadian Free-Trade Deal a Good Start, But Must Go Further: Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
At this time of anxiety surrounding international trade relations, it was encouraging to see a new Canadian free-trade agreement arrive on the scene Friday. Unveiled by federal, provincial and...
The economic lessons of Donald Trump’s victory - C.D. Howe Fellow
Op-Ed
In the United States and around the world, millions of people are now asking “how could this happen?” How can we make sense of an America in which Donald Trump becomes the next president? Discovering...

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