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Business Tax Burdens in Canada’s Major Cities: The 2016 Report Card
December 13, 2016 - Adam Found and Peter Tomlinson

Calgary is increasingly lagging behind Saskatoon, which has the most competitive overall business tax environment among the largest cities in each Canadian province, according to a new C.D. Howe...

The High Cost of Getting Ahead: How Effective Tax Rates Affect Work Decisions by Lower-Income Families
February 11, 2016 - Alexandre Laurin

Secondary earners in low-income families, usually the mother, face punishingly high tax burdens, according to the latest report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “The High Cost of Getting Ahead:...

Tax Reform Priorities for Canada: Creating More Income to Go Around
November 19, 2015 - Alexandre Laurin and Craig Alexander

Canada faces a deep long-term fiscal challenge, as its population ages and its labour force growth slows, states a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Tax Reform Priorities for Canada:...

Challenges, Growth and Opportunity: A Shadow Federal Budget for 2015
April 14, 2015 - Alexandre Laurin and William B.P. Robson

Confronting economic challenges from abroad will require a sound fiscal framework, economic policies that promote growth, and measures to create opportunities for Canadians, according to the C.D....

Tax Policy for a New Era: Promoting Economic Growth and Fairness
November 26, 2014 - Kevin Milligan

Canada’s tax system needs a new blueprint to respond to challenges from global trends, according to a groundbreaking report released today.  In “Tax Policy for a New Era: Promoting Economic Growth...

Who Loses Most? The Impact of Taxes and Transfers on Retirement Incomes
November 13, 2014 - Alexandre Laurin and Finn Poschmann

Low income seniors face extremely heavy tax burdens across Canada, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Who Loses Most? The Impact of Taxes and Transfers on Retirement Incomes,”...

Found & Tomlinson - It’s Time You Measure Business Tax Burdens in Canada’s Major Cities
Intelligence Memos
From: Adam Found and Peter Tomlinson To: The Hon. Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance: Date: February 7, 2017 Re: It’s Time You Measure Business Tax Burdens in Canada’s Major Cities Suppose we...
Council Report
November 12, 2015
Toronto, December 4 — The C.D. Howe Institute’s Monetary Policy Council (MPC) today recommended that the Bank of Canada lower its target for the overnight interest rate by 50 basis points to 1.75...
Tuer la poule aux oeufs d’or : Les impacts des hausses d’impôt proposées au Québec
Research
Le plan fiscal du nouveau gouvernement du Québec risque d’entraîner un manque à gagner annuel d’environ 800 millions $ pour le trésor québécois, soutient une nouvelle étude de l’Institut C.D. Howe...
Research
Les contribuables québécois, en moyenne, sont assujettis aux ponctions fiscales les plus importantes du pays, selon un rapport récent de l’Institut C.D. Howe. Dans « Que sont devenus les taux...

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