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Bits, Bytes, and Taxes: VAT and the Digital Economy in Canada
August 23, 2017 - Rosalie Wyonch

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...

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...

Swimming with Whales: How to Encourage Competition from Small Banks
October 4, 2016 - John Jason

Ottawa should consider new regulatory approaches to bolster the role of smaller financial institutions if it is to achieve its goals of enhancing quality, price and innovation in that sector,...

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...

The Future of Canadian Energy Policy
January 7, 2016 - Benjamin Dachis

Canada’s energy sector will need to think about more than just low oil prices in 2016. There are numerous structural issues facing the sector that will need to be overcome, according to a new...

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...
Dachis and Schwanen - Seize the Day and Free the CRTC from Cancon Regulation
Intelligence Memos
From: Benjamin Dachis and Daniel Schwanen To: Mélanie Joly, Minister of Heritage Date: August 22, 2017 Re: Seize the Day and Free the CRTC from Cancon Regulation Last week the federal cabinet ordered...

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