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Blown Budgets: Canada’s Senior Governments Need Better Fiscal Controls
May 10, 2018 - William B.P. Robson and Farah Omran

Over the past 15 years, Canada’s federal, provincial, and territorial governments have regularly missed budget spending and revenue targets, with spending overshoots of $69 billion combined. The...

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...

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...

Benjamin Dachis - Business Property Tax Cuts Can Be a Secret Weapon
Intelligence Memos
To: Doug Ford and Ontario’s New Government cc: Governments across Canada From: Benjamin Dachis Date: July 12, 2018 Re: Business Property Tax Cuts Can Be a Secret Weapon Your government has committed...
Found, Tomlinson - Business Tax Cuts in Ontario: Expanding the Menu
Intelligence Memos
To: Ontario’s new Progressive Conservative government From: Adam Found and Peter Tomlinson Date: July 5, 2018 Re: Business Tax Cuts in Ontario: Expanding the Menu Your party’s election platform...
Genest-Grégoire, Godbout, Beaudry, Morency - Deferring Receipt of Public Pension Benefits: A Tool for Flexibility
Intelligence Memos
From: Antoine Genest-Grégoire, Luc Godbout, René Beaudry, and Bernard Morency To: The Hon. Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance Date: July 4, 2018 Re: Deferring Receipt of Public Pension Benefits: A...
Le défi budgétaire de la population vieillissante : planifier les coûts des soins de santé au Québec
Research
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
Research
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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