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Who Watches the Watchmen? The Role of the Self-Regulator
October 8, 2014 - Robert Mysicka

Provincial governments should take steps to improve consumer protection in the rules and powers of self-regulating organizations (SRO), according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Who...

Sticker Shock: The Causes of the Canada-US Price Differential
May 6, 2014 - Nicholas Li

Consumers should blame government policy, not retail price gouging for large Canada-US price gaps, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Sticker Shock: The Causes of the Canada-US...

Tradable Services: Canada’s Overlooked Success Story
January 9, 2014 - Daniel Schwanen

While manufacturing has been struggling to recoup job losses, Canada’s tradable services sectors have been expanding, providing an increased number of well-paying jobs in Canada in the midst of...

May 22, 2013 - Marty McKendry and Robert Mysicka

Governments in Canada maintain monopolies in certain sectors of the economy through regulations that advance private interests at an unreasonable cost to consumers, according to a report from the...

December 1, 2007 - Duanjie Chen and Jack M. Mintz
November 1, 2004 - Danielle Goldfarb

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