Where the Bucks Stop: A Shadow Federal Budget for 2016
March 16, 2016 - Alexandre Laurin and William B.P. Robson

Ottawa must rein in expectations for huge increases in federal spending and borrowing, says the C.D. Howe Institute’s 2016 shadow federal budget. In “Where the Bucks Stop: A Shadow Federal Budget...

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....

The Dangers of an Extended Period of Low Interest Rates: Why the Bank of Canada Should Start Raising Them Now
May 15, 2013 - Paul R. Masson

After an extended period of record-low interest rates, the Bank of Canada should reverse some monetary stimulus and begin raising interest rates, according to economist Paul Masson. In “The...

Seeking Financial Stability: The Best Role for the  Bank of Canada
December 13, 2012 - John W. Crow

Ottawa must move carefully in deciding the best role for the Bank of Canada in preventing threats to financial stability, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “...

A Question of Credibility: Enhancing the Accountability and Effectiveness of Credit Rating Agencies
July 26, 2012 - Stéphane Rousseau

Major reforms should be pursued to enhance the accountability and effectiveness of Credit Rating Agencies (CRAs) according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute.  In “A Question of...

The Rise in Consumer Credit and Bankruptcy: Cause for Concern?
April 4, 2012 - James MacGee

Canadian households are saddled with unprecedented amounts of debt through bank loans, credit cards and lines of credit, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe...

Kronick, Wu – Shadow Banking is Growing Up and Needs Adult Attention
Intelligence Memos
To: Canada’s financial regulators From: Jeremy Kronick and Wendy Wu Date: March 2, 2020 Re: Shadow banking is growing up and needs adult attention Canada’s financial services sector weathered the...
Canada's shadow banks are now too big to ignore - National Post Op-Ed
Op-Ed
In Canada the financial services sector weathered the 2007-08 global “credit crunch” better than it did in many other developed countries. One argument for why, certainly in contrast to the U.S., was...
Our financial system saved us from the worst of the 2009 crisis, now it’s holding our economy back - Financial Post Op-Ed
Op-Ed
Discussion of Canada’s lagging productivity performance was missing from the recent federal election campaign, which is perhaps no surprise. It’s not a subject that lends itself to daily...

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