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Industry Regulation and Competition Policy

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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...
Addy, Manji-Knight - Revised Immunity Program May Not Be Your Best Weapon
Intelligence Memos
From: George N. Addy and Alysha Manji-Knight To: The Competition Bureau of Canada Date: November 09, 2017 Re: Revised Immunity Program May Not Be Your Best Weapon Last month the Competition Bureau...
Dachis, Fanaki - Improving Merger Reviews in Canada
Intelligence Memos
From: Benjamin Dachis and Adam Fanaki To: Competition Policy makers Date: November 2, 2017 Re: Improving Merger Reviews in Canada The C.D. Howe Institute’s Competition Policy Council met this month...
Mergers and Inquisitions? Competition Bureau's Merger Review Needs Improvement
Council Report
Report of the C.D. Howe Institute's Competition Policy Council The Competition Bureau and the government should work to introduce measures to improve the efficiency, consistency, and predictability...
19 Dec 2017
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  • Inside Access: Strengthening Canadian Television Content: Creation, Discovery and Export in a Digital World
Conference Call with Lawson Hunter, Former Commissioner, Competition Bureau and Counsel, Stikeman Elliott LLP, and Kenneth G. Engelhart, Former Senior Vice-President, Regulatory Affairs, Rogers Communications
Conference Call
Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
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

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