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The Fiscal Implications of Canadians’ Working Longer
November 21, 2017 - William B.P. Robson, Colin Busby and Aaron Jacobs

Canada’s greying workforce will spell big fiscal trouble for future taxpayers, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “The Fiscal Implications of Canadians’ Working Longer,” authors...

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...

Controlling the Public Purse: The Fiscal Accountability of Canada’s Senior Governments, 2016
April 11, 2016 - Colin Busby and William B.P. Robson

Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial governments have cumulatively spent $69 billion more than budgeted over the past 15 years, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “...

Adaptability, Accountability and Sustainability: Intergovernmental Fiscal Arrangements in Canada

Spending control and greater reliance on their own revenues are more promising responses to provincial budget pressures than higher federal transfers, according to a new report released today by...

Managing the Costs of Healthcare for an Aging Population: The Fiscal Impact of New Brunswick’s Demographic Glacier
January 16, 2015 - Aaron Jacobs, Colin Busby and William B.P. Robson

New Brunswick faces a $68 billion fiscal burden – the future tax bill for increased healthcare costs over the next half-century – and should prepare now for the coming demographic squeeze, says a...

Managing the Cost of Healthcare for an Aging Population: Prince Edward Island’s $13 Billion Healthcare Squeeze
January 9, 2015 - Aaron Jacobs, Colin Busby and William B.P. Robson

Prince Edward Island faces a $13 billion fiscal burden – the future tax bill for increased healthcare costs over the next half-century – and should prepare now for the coming demographic squeeze,...

Ian Irvine - Legal Marijuana: Beware Supply-Side Market Power
Intelligence Memos
From: Ian Irvine To:  Provincial marijuana regulators Date: December 22, 2017 Re: Legal Marijuana: Beware Supply-Side Market Power The efficient sourcing of marijuana at the wholesale level will be...
 Ian Irvine - Pot Taxes: Let’s Curb Our Enthusiasm
Intelligence Memos
From: Ian Irvine To: Concerned Canadians Date: November 29, 2017 Re: Pot Taxes: Let’s Curb Our Enthusiasm Tax revenues from a fully operational legalized marijuana market should amount to a fraction...
Almos Tassonyi  - Provincial "Education" Property Taxes
Intelligence Memos
From: Almos Tassonyi To: Concerned Ontario Businesses Date: November 15, 2017 Re: Provincial "Education" Property Taxes In 1998, the province took over complete responsibility for education finance...
Le défi budgétaire de la population vieillissante : planifier les coûts des soins de santé au Québec
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Les Québécois traînent un fardeau fiscal évalué à 682 milliards de $, c.-à-d. les impôts additionnels qui devront être prélevés au cours du prochain demi-siècle pour faire face à l’augmentation des...
La gestion des coûts des soins de santé pour une population vieillissante : le défi fiscal que le Québec n’a pas encore relevé
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Les Québécois portent un lourd fardeau financier de 768 milliards de dollars – la facture d’impôt la plus élevée pour l’augmentation des dépenses de santé au cours du prochain demi-siècle – et...
Tuer la poule aux oeufs d’or : Les impacts des hausses d’impôt proposées au Québec
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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...

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