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Less Debt, More Growth: A Shadow Federal Budget for 2019
February 7, 2019 - William B.P. Robson and Alexandre Laurin

February 7 – Ottawa should spur growth through better tax competitiveness and get back into the black by curbing overspending, says the C.D. Howe Institute’s annual Shadow Federal Budget.

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The Numbers Game: Rating the Fiscal Accountability of Canada’s Senior Governments
May 1, 2018 - William B.P. Robson and Farah Omran

Canada’s senior governments tax and spend a lot, but don’t consistently tell us what they are doing, says a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “The Numbers Game: Rating the Fiscal...

Canada's 2018 Innovation Policy Report Card
February 28, 2018 - Daniel Schwanen and Rosalie Wyonch

This E-Brief introduces a new innovation policy report card, comparing key policy indicators affecting innovation performance across 14 countries, focusing on the implications for Canada.

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Righting the Course: A Shadow Federal Budget for 2018

Ottawa must think long-term, and restore confidence in the sustainability of fiscal policy while responding to sharper competitive pressure on trade and taxation, says the C.D. Howe Institute’s...

Numbers You can Trust? The Fiscal Accountability of Canada’s Senior Governments, 2017
April 25, 2017 - Colin Busby and William B.P. Robson

Alberta and New Brunswick come out on top in the Institute’s latest report card on government financial reporting, with Prince Edward Island trailing the pack. In Numbers You can Trust? The...

Getting Real: A Shadow Federal Budget for 2017

Ottawa should set out a path back toward balance to inspire confidence among savers and investors, says the C.D. Howe Institute’s annual Shadow Federal Budget. In “Getting Real: A Shadow Federal...

Robson, Laurin - Moving Forward with Regulatory Reform
Intelligence Memos
To: The Honourable Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance From: William B.P. Robson and Alexandre Laurin Date: February 12, 2019 Re: Moving Forward with Regulatory Reform The C.D. Howe Institute’s Shadow...
Robson, Laurin - Tax Relief for the 2019 Federal Budget
Intelligence Memos
To: The Honourable Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance From: William B.P. Robson and Alexandre Laurin Date: February 11, 2019 Re: Tax Relief for the 2019 Federal Budget   The C.D. Howe Institute’s...
William B.P. Robson - That Rainy Day You Should Be Saving For? It’s Getting Closer
Intelligence Memos
From: William B.P. Robson To: The Honourable Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance Date: November 22, 2018 Re: That Rainy Day You Should Be Saving For? It’s Getting Closer   We all know the economic...
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