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This area covers the impact of regulatory and other policies, such as taxes and subsidies and competition policy, on specific economic sectors (except those covered by the Institute’s natural resources or financial services research), on consumers, and on the overall state of competition in Canada.

Promoting Innovation and Efficiency by Streamlining Competition Reviews
March 2, 2017 - Brian Facey and Joshua Krane
It is time for Ottawa to reform its merger review process to ensure that Canada is actively promoting efficiencies and innovation, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Promoting...
Smokes, Smugglers and Lost Tax Revenues: How Governments Should Respond
February 28, 2017 - Anindya Sen
Provinces should fight contraband cigarettes with better policing, and reforming government allocation of cigarettes to Aboriginal reserves, rather than impose higher taxes, according to new report...
Changing the Channel on Canadian Communications Regulation
May 25, 2016 - Daniel Schwanen and Benjamin Dachis
Canada’s communications and broadcasting world has changed dramatically in recent decades, but its communications and broadcasting statutes and regulations have not kept pace, states a new report...
Joint Venture: A Blueprint for Federal and Provincial Marijuana Policy
April 20, 2016 - Anindya Sen
Canada’s budding legal marijuana market requires federal-provincial cooperation in order to succeed, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Joint Venture: A Blueprint for Federal and...
National Priorities 2016
March 3, 2016
The National Priorities 2016 series provides a high level overview of key issues that the federal and provincial governments need to address, and provides an opportunity to highlight policy...
Learning from Mistakes: Improving Governance in the Ontario Electricity Sector
February 24, 2016 - George Vegh
The government of Ontario should move away from controlling electricity planning, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute Report. In “Learning from Mistakes: Improving Governance in the Ontario...
Kronick and Wyonch - Don’t Strangle the Marijuana Business in the Stock Market
Intelligence Memos
To:  Chairs of Canadian Securities Commissions From:  Jeremy Kronick and Rosalie Wyonch Date: September 1, 2017 Re: Don’t Strangle the Marijuana Business in the Stock Market An unforeseen development...
Rosalie Wyonch - It’s Time for the Taxman to Join the Digital Age
Intelligence Memos
From: Rosalie Wyonch To: Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance Date: August 28, 2017 Re: It’s Time for the Taxman to Join the Digital Age The Internet is changing how Canadians access content, order...
Canada must stop giving foreign companies a digital advantage: Globe and Mail Oped
Op-Ed
Did you pay HST on that streamed movie you watched last night? If it was from a foreign provider, you didn’t. If it was from a domestic provider, you did. Therein lies a problem that puts Canadian...
24 Aug 2017
Aug
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  • Inside Access: Bits, Bytes, and Taxes: VAT and the Digital Economy in Canada
Conference Call with Rosalie Wyonch, Policy Analyst, C.D. Howe Institute
Conference Call
Thursday, August 24, 2017, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
03 Mar 2017
Mar
03
  • Inside Access: Promoting Innovation & Efficiencies through Merger Review
Conference Call with Brian Facey, Chair, Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment Group, Blakes; and Joshua Krane, Partner, Blakes
Conference Call
Friday, March 3, 2017, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
20 Apr 2016
Apr
20
  • How Concerned Should We Be About Canada's Residential Real Estate Boom?
Roundtable Luncheon with Craig Alexander, Wayne Foster, and Stéfane Marion
Toronto, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Sponsored by:
National Bank Financial

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