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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...

Better in than Out? Canada and the Trans-Pacific Partnership
April 21, 2016 - Ali Dadkhah, Dan Ciuriak and Jingliang Xiao

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) promises to have a modest impact on Canada, according to ground breaking research from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Better in than Out? Canada and the Trans-...

What Now? Addressing the Burden of Canada's Slow-Growth Recovery
July 29, 2014 - Christopher Ragan

The Canadian economy continues to face serious macroeconomic challenges, the most important of which is addressing the burden of a slow-growth recovery, according to a report from the C.D. Howe...

Capital Needed: Canada Needs More Robust Business Investment
July 17, 2014 - Benjamin Dachis, Nicholas Chesterley and William B.P. Robson

Canada’s performance in business investment per worker relative to its peers is sliding, led by dismal performances in Quebec and Ontario, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “...

What Policies Work? Addressing the Concerns Raised by Canada's PISA Results
June 17, 2014 - John Richards

Canadian educators can draw key lessons on how to improve student performance from the most recent Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) report, according to a new C.D. Howe...

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:...

Ware and Von Wartburg - Competition Policy Should Promote Competition
Intelligence Memos
From: Roger Ware and Markus von Wartburg To: John Pecman, Commissioner of Competition; Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Cc: Brian Facey; Joshua Krane Date:...
Andrew Parkin - Canada: A Country Like No Other
Intelligence Memos
From: Andrew Parkin To: Public Policy Analysts and Advocates for “National Plans” Date: July 14, 2016 Re: Canada – A country like no other Policy-making in Canada unfolds in a context that is unique...
How should Canada see the TPP? Depends on how we see the world: Globe and Mail Op-Ed
As International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland embarks on her cross-country consultations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, her opening question should be a fundamental one. It...

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