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This area covers policies and regulations, such as prudential or consumer regulations, as well as technology and other competitive pressures affecting the financial services industry, financial markets and the financial system as a whole, and their ability to effectively perform their core economic functions.

Playing from Strength: Canada’s Trade Deal Priorities for Financial Services
Despite trade deals facing opposition, Canada still has key opportunities to expand its global presence, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Playing from Strength: Canada’s...
Takeover Rules: In Support of the Longer Minimum Bid Period
November 10, 2016 - Sharon Geraghty
Securities regulators made the right move this year when they extended the minimum bid period for takeover bids in Canada, says a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Takeover Rules: In Support of the...
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,...
Fault Lines: Earthquakes, Insurance, and Systemic Financial Risk
August 3, 2016 - Nicholas Le Pan
The fault lines from a major earthquake in Canada could quickly spread through the insurance industry and have a systemic financial impact, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In...
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...
Looking for Liquidity: Banking and Emergency Liquidity Facilities
February 9, 2016 - Jeremy Kronick
The Bank of Canada should start preparing for the next financial crisis, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Looking for Liquidity: Banking and Emergency Liquidity Facilities,” author...
Waiting for Stephen Poloz: A challenging 2018 lies ahead - Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
As was widely expected, the Bank of Canada announced on Wednesday that it was not changing its target overnight rate. Despite the announcement reinforcing expectations, the emphasis on caution was...
Is Canada prepared for the next big financial crisis?: Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
Canada has unfinished business when it comes to preparing for the next big financial crisis. Certainly, our financial system held up comparatively well in the 2008 crisis, and lots has been done, but...
Nicholas Le Pan - Getting Canada Ready for Its Systemic Risk Audit
Intelligence Memos
To:  All Canadian financial regulators From:  Nicholas Le Pan Date: September 21, 2017 Re: Getting Canada Ready for Its Systemic Risk Audit When the IMF last reviewed Canada’s financial system in...

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  • Leaders and Laggards: The 2017 Scorecard on Cities’ Financial Reporting
Roundtable Luncheon with Tim Beauchamp, Guillaume Lavoie, Bonnie Lysyk and Bill Robson
Monday, December 18, 2017, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
06 Nov 2017
Nov
06
  • Currency Without Cash
Roundtable Luncheon with Scott Hendry, Brian Lang and Thorsten Koeppl
Toronto, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Monday, November 6, 2017, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
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02 Nov 2017
Nov
02
  • Portfolio Construction in Canadian Pension Plans
Roundtable Luncheon with David Long, Geoffrey Rubin and Mike Wissell
Toronto, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Thursday, November 2, 2017, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
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