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Banking on Infrastructure: How the Canada Infrastructure Bank can Build Infrastructure Better for Canadians
June 20, 2017 - Steven Robins

Canada’s Infrastructure Bank (CIB) holds great potential, but still needs work to realize its potential, states a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In Banking on Infrastructure: How the...

Casting Off: How Ottawa Can Maximize the Value of Canada's Major Ports and Benefit Taxpayers
June 15, 2017 - Steven Robins

Ottawa should cash in part of its $3 billion stake in major sea ports by bringing in private investors, finds a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Casting Off: How Ottawa Can Maximize...

A Better Flight Path: How Ottawa can Cash In on Airports and Benefit Travellers
February 7, 2017 - Steven Robins

The C.D. Howe Institute is embarking on a series of publications on Canada’s infrastructure policies, including electricity, airports, water, and an infrastructure bank. Below is a timely...

Tapping the Land: Tax Increment Financing of Infrastructure
March 29, 2016 - Adam Found

Cities across Canada should consider new and innovative approaches to financing their share of infrastructure spending, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Tapping the Land: Tax...

Full Throttle: Reforming Canada’s Aviation Policy
January 22, 2014 - Benjamin Dachis

Canada’s airports and airlines are hobbled by federal government policies that send travelers’ costs soaring, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Full Throttle:...

June 16, 2011 - Serge Coulombe

In the race to improve productivity and household incomes, winners and losers emerge among the Canadian provinces, according to a report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In Lagging Behind:...

Ben Dachis - Airport Overhaul Readying for Takeoff
Intelligence Memos
From: Benjamin Dachis To: Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport and Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance Date: July 21, 2017 Re: Airport Overhaul Readying for Takeoff Congratulations. The revelation this...
Ben Dachis - How to Kickstart the Infrastructure Spending Boom
Intelligence Memos
From: Benjamin Dachis To: Finance Ministers across Canada Date: July 12, 2017 Re: How to Kickstart the Infrastructure Spending Boom Governments across Canada are planning one of the largest...
Dachis and Thivierge - Following the Australian Airport Model Can Cut Fees for Travellers
Intelligence Memos
From: Benjamin Dachis and Vincent Thivierge To: The Hon. Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport Date: March 24, 2017 Re: Following the Australian Airport Model Can Cut Fees for Travellers There’s been...

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