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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...

Ben Dachis - Airport Overhaul Readying for Takeoff
Intelligence Memos
From: Benjamin Dachis To: Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport and Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance Date: July 21, 2017 Re: Airport Overhaul Readying for Takeoff Congratulations. The revelation this...
Ben Dachis - How to Kickstart the Infrastructure Spending Boom
Intelligence Memos
From: Benjamin Dachis To: Finance Ministers across Canada Date: July 12, 2017 Re: How to Kickstart the Infrastructure Spending Boom Governments across Canada are planning one of the largest...
Why the B.C. Liberals and NDP are Both Wrong About Bridge Tolls: Maclean's
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