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Sep
06

September 6, 2017 – Closing the skills gap between working-age Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians is essential for the economic success of Canada’s Indigenous peoples, according to a report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Closing the Divide: Progress and Challenges in Adult Skills...

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Aug
29

August 29, 2017 – As students prepare for return to school, educators and parents in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and the four Atlantic provinces should be concerned about their student test scores, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In Red Flags for Educators: Lessons for...

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Aug
28

August 28, 2017 – William Robson, President and CEO of the C.D. Howe Institute, announces the appointment of Will Falk, former partner with PwC, as a Senior Fellow.

“Will has deep expertise in healthcare management and policy,” commented Robson. “The C.D. Howe Institute has benefited from...

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Aug
23

August 23, 2017 – Foreign providers of online services enjoy a tax advantage over domestic providers, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In Bits, Bytes, and Taxes: VAT and the Digital Economy in Canada, author Rosalie Wyonch notes that the digital economy in Canada...

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Aug
15

August 15, 2017 – After eight years, Ontario’s green energy policies have yielded moderate environmental gains while drastically increasing energy prices, says a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Ontario’s Green Energy Experience: Sobering Lessons for Sustainable Climate Change...

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Aug
08

August 8, 2017 - William Robson, President and CEO of the C.D. Howe Institute, announces the appointment of Frank Swedlove, President of Swedlove Consulting Inc., as a Senior Fellow.

“Frank’s experience and expertise in insurance and financial-sector policy more generally are outstanding...

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Aug
01

August 1, 2017 – Ottawa should strengthen the screening process to improve the literacy skills of immigrants, states a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In The Power of Words: Improving Immigrants’ Literacy Skills, author Parisa Mahboubi argues that Canada needs to improve...

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Jul
31

July 31, 2017 – William Robson, President and CEO of the C.D. Howe Institute, announces the appointment of Edward J. Waitzer (left), former Chair of Stikeman Elliott LLP, as a Senior Fellow.

“Ed stands out for his legal insights, his knowledge of business and finance, and his keen...

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Jul
20

July 20, 2017 – Policymakers must find innovative ways to improve immigrants’ likelihood of finding well-paid employment, states a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Education Quality and Immigrants’ Success in the Canadian Labour Market,” author Qing Li finds that the earnings of...

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