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Banking on Infrastructure: How the Canada Infrastructure Bank can Build Infrastructure Better for Canadians
June 20, 2017 - Steven Robins

Canada’s Infrastructure Bank (CIB) holds great potential, but still needs work to realize its potential, states a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In Banking on Infrastructure: How the...

Casting Off: How Ottawa Can Maximize the Value of Canada's Major Ports and Benefit Taxpayers
June 15, 2017 - Steven Robins

Ottawa should cash in part of its $3 billion stake in major sea ports by bringing in private investors, finds a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Casting Off: How Ottawa Can Maximize...

Railroad Blues: How to Get Canada’s Rail Policy Back on Track
April 2, 2015 - Benjamin Dachis

The federal government should not continue to unduly favour grain rail shipments at the expense of other sectors, which include forestry, mines and energy, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute...

Full Throttle: Reforming Canada’s Aviation Policy
January 22, 2014 - Benjamin Dachis

Canada’s airports and airlines are hobbled by federal government policies that send travelers’ costs soaring, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Full Throttle:...

Cars, Congestion and Costs: A New Approach to Evaluating Government Infrastructure Investment
July 11, 2013 - Benjamin Dachis

The true costs of congestion in Canada’s cities are higher than previously estimated, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Cars, Congestion and Costs: A New...

Unclogging the Pipes: Pipeline Reviews and Energy Policy
February 29, 2012 - Joseph A. Doucet

The federal government needs to reform Canada’s regulatory review process for energy pipelines, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Unclogging the...

Dachis, Tsao - Get Rid of Jurassic Parking
Intelligence Memos
(Today, we revisit an Intelligence Memo with a smart policy recommendation.) From: Benjamin Dachis and Jennifer Y. Tsao To: Canadian Municipal Parking Regulators Date: August 2, 2018 Re: Get Rid of...
Chandra, Lederman - Canadian Airfares Show how Competition Yields Nuanced and Uneven Effects
Intelligence Memos
From: Ambarish Chandra and Mara Lederman To: Canadian Air Travellers Date: July 19, 2018 Re: Canadian Airfares Show How Competition Yields Nuanced and Uneven Effects Price discrimination is the...
Bushnell, Hughes, Smith - Food vs. Fuel? Impacts of Petroleum Shipments on Agricultural Prices
Intelligence Memos
From: James Bushnell, Jonathan Hughes and Aaron Smith To: Regulators and users of the Western Canadian rail network Date: July 3, 2018 Re: Food vs. Fuel? Impacts of Petroleum Shipments on...

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