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Role and Efficiency of Government

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Through the Roof: The High Cost of Barriers to Building New Housing in Canadian Municipalities
May 15, 2018 - Benjamin Dachis and Vincent Thivierge

Barriers to increasing housing supply, many stemming from excessive regulation, are driving up the price of homes in Canadian cities by six figures, finds a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute...

Regulatory Reform in Ontario: Machine Learning and Regulation
March 29, 2018

Regulators can better use big data and machine learning to save time and money for businesses, individuals and themselves, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Regulatory...

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...

Auditing the Auditors: Tax Auditors’ Assessments and Incentives
April 5, 2016 - Kenneth J. Klassen

There is room for improvement in the Canadian Revenue Agency’s (CRA) auditing process, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Auditing the Auditors: Tax Auditors’ Assessments...

The New Multilateralism: The Shift to Private Global Regulation
August 29, 2012 - Lawrence L. Herman

Global commerce is experiencing a rapid shift from government- to private-sector standard-setting for everything from product safety and quality to corporate behavior abroad, according to a report...

Doug Ford almost got it right on cannabis - Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
Ontario Premier Doug Ford should be congratulated for improving Ontario’s marijuana market structure last week. He decided to privatize the retailing of marijuana in the province. That decision...
Dachis, Kim - How Contracting Waste Services Can Lower Costs and Improve Performance
Intelligence Memos
From: Benjamin Dachis and Jacob Kim To: Toronto City Council Date: April 9, 2018 Re: How Contracting Waste Services can Lower Costs and Improve Performance After an unsuccessful push in early 2017 to...
Paul Thomas - Modernizing the Governance Framework for Statistics Canada
Intelligence Memos
From:  Paul Thomas To:  Concerned Canadians Date:  October 13, 2017 Re: Modernizing the Governance Framework for Statistics Canada In many countries, national statistical agencies face political...

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