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The Case of the  Vanishing Quebec  Physicians: How to  Improve Access to Care
May 27, 2014 - Claude E. Forget

Despite having more family physicians per capita than many other jurisdictions, Quebec lags Ontario and Western Europe when it comes to access to primary care, according to a report from the C.D....

Treading Water: The Impact of High METRs on Working Families in Canada
July 17, 2013 - Alexandre Laurin and Finn Poschmann

Working families with children in Canada face high tax hurdles that could dissuade them from earning extra income, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Treading...

A Reality Check for BC: The Impact of Behavioural Responses on the 2013 Budget’s Proposed Income Tax Increases
April 10, 2013 - Alexandre Laurin

The hoped-for revenues from personal and corporate income tax hikes proposed in British Columbia’s 2013 Budget will be undermined by taxpayers’ reaction to the hikes, according to a report...

Ontario’s Tax on the Rich: Grasping at Straw Men
June 13, 2012 - Alexandre Laurin

Ontario’s new “tax on the rich” will likely create more economic costs than benefits, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Ontario’s Tax on the Rich: Grasping at...

Comparing Nest Eggs: How CPP Reform Affects Retirement Choices

Reforms underway to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), which impose higher penalties for opting to receive CPP before age 65 and greater rewards for delaying take-up until after 65, were meant to...

What to do About Seniors’ Benefits in Canada: The Case for Letting Recipients Take Richer Payments Later
March 13, 2012 - William B.P. Robson

Ottawa should move to reform seniors’ benefits in the upcoming budget by letting recipients choose richer payments, later, from the Old Age Security and Guaranteed Income Supplement programs if...

How did businesses in Ontario handle the January minimum-wage increase? - Globe and Mail Op-Ed
The largest one-time increase in the minimum-wage rate that any province experienced over the past two decades happened in Ontario at the beginning of the year. The early results are in: As...
Canada’s aging population means different things for different provinces - Globe and Mail Op-Ed
The aging of the population has accelerated in Canada during the past decade, but not all provinces evenly bear the brunt of an aging labour force and growing share of seniors. The four Atlantic...
The Regent Debate: Hugh Segal and Conrad Black - Rebuttals
Intelligence Memos
In this special series of Intelligence Memos we presented the opposing arguments made at the C.D. Howe Institute’s inaugural Regent Debate earlier this month. Four prominent voices, Janice MacKinnon...
 L’affaire des médecins disparus du Québec : comment améliorer l’accès aux soins
En dépit du fait que la province compte plus de médecins de famille par tête que bien d’autres endroits, le Québec accuse du retard par rapport à l’Ontario et à l’Europe occidentale en ce qui...
Tuer la poule aux oeufs d’or : Les impacts des hausses d’impôt proposées au Québec
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...
Réformer le financement des services de garde des enfants au Québec: oui, mais comment?
Avec les élections au Québec qui approchent à grands pas, le financement des services de garde (et des services publics en général) risque d’être encore une fois au cœur des débats. Dans l’étude «...

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