Choosing Canada: Canadian Cultural Policy in the Twenty-first Century
November 27, 2019 - Daniel Schwanen

Canada should ditch Canadian content tools that are ill-suited for the digital age, says a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute.

In “Choosing Canada: Canadian Cultural Policy in the...

A Crisis of Our Own Making: Prospects for Major Natural Resource Projects in Canada
February 21, 2019 - Grant Bishop and Grant Sprague

Bill C-69 threatens to further depress investment in the natural resources sector and delay projects by unnecessarily exposing them to political risk, says a new report from the C.D. Howe...

Speed Bump Ahead: Ottawa Should Drive Slowly on Clean Fuel Standards
July 19, 2018 - Benjamin Dachis

Ottawa should clear up confusion about its plans for clean fuel standards, according to a new report by the C.D. Howe Institute.  In “Speed Bump Ahead: Ottawa Should Drive Slowly on Clean Fuel...

Canada's 2018 Innovation Policy Report Card
February 28, 2018 - Daniel Schwanen and Rosalie Wyonch

This E-Brief introduces a new innovation policy report card, comparing key policy indicators affecting innovation performance across 14 countries, focusing on the implications for Canada.

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From “Social Licence” to “Social Partnership”: Promoting Shared Interests for Resource and Infrastructure Development
December 1, 2015 - Geoffrey Hale and Yale Belanger

With the new federal government committed to reviewing the approval process for major resource projects, a key focus should be on encouraging stronger social partnerships between stakeholders,...

Let the Market Decide: The Case Against Mandatory Pick-and-Pay

A proposal by the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to mandate “pick-and-pay” television offerings for Canadians is deeply misguided, according to a report from...

Patrick Gill – Jumpstarting Municipal Investment Returns: The Prudent Thing to Do
Intelligence Memos
From: Patrick Gill To: Canadian taxpayers Date: January 30, 2020 Re: Jumpstarting Municipal Investment Returns – The Prudent Thing to Do All levels of government in Canada invest funds they don’t...
Modernizing the regulation of financial advice - Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
Canada’s investment advisory industry has evolved through consolidation and new products to meet the needs of a more demanding and active investing public over the past two decades. Unfortunately,...
Waitzer, Sarro - Corporate Law Reform: Focusing on Issues that Matter
Intelligence Memos
From: Edward Waitzer and Douglas Sarro To: The Hon. Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Date: September 6, 2019 Re: Corporate Law Reform: Focusing on Issues that...