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Nov
21

November 21, 2017­ – Canada’s greying workforce will spell big fiscal trouble for future taxpayers, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “The Fiscal Implications of Canadians’ Working Longer,” authors William Robson, Colin Busby, and Aaron Jacobs find that demographic...

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Nov
14

November 14, 2017 – Canada’s workforce has experienced a troubling slide in literacy and numeracy skills, despite higher levels of education and improvements in learning technology, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation: More Educated, But Less...

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Nov
07

November 7, 2017 - Ottawa should raise contribution limits for savers in RRSPs and defined-contribution pension plans, says a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Rethinking Limits on Tax-Deferred Retirement Savings in Canada,” author William Robson finds current limits are outdated, unfair, and...

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Nov
02

November 2, 2017 – Ontario should abolish its harmful business property tax to remove an invisible, heavy burden on business, according to a report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Flying Below the Radar: The Harmful Impact of Ontario’s Business Property Tax,” author Adam Found assesses the...

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Nov
01

November 1, 2017 – William Robson, President and CEO of the C.D. Howe Institute, announces the appointment of Alister Campbell as a Senior Fellow.

“Alister’s experience and insights from his career in life and property-casualty insurance will be hugely valuable to the C.D. Howe Institute’...

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Oct
17

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 – Policymakers need not be the passive victims of revisions to the economic data they are scrutinizing, according to a report by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Revisions to Economic Statistics and Their Impact on Policymaking,” Philip Cross, former Chief Economic Analyst at...

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Oct
12

Thursday, October 12, 2017 – Canadians face an unfair tax penalty on swings in their income from year to year, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “A Question of Fairness: Time to Reconsider Income-Averaging Provisions,” authors Daniel V. Gordon and Jean‐François...

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Oct
05

Thursday, October 5, 2017 – Ottawa’s proposed changes for the tax treatment of income from passive investments in incorporated businesses will not achieve its goal of promoting fairness in the tax system, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In Off Target:...

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Sep
28

Thursday, September 28, 2017 — If Alberta doesn’t change how it requires companies to finance their own oil and gas well cleanup costs, the energy industry and, ultimately, taxpayers in Alberta face cleanup costs of up to $8 billion, according to a report by the C.D. Howe Institute.  In “All’s...

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Sep
26

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 – After weighing the lessons of economic theory and real-world experience, a leading Alberta economist, Joseph Marchand, concludes that Alberta’s move to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2018 could lead to the loss of roughly 25,000 jobs. In a new report from the...

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