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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...
Jonathan Hall - On Rent Control, the Devil is in the Details
Intelligence Memos
From: Jonathan Hall To: The Ontario Minister of Finance  Date: April 28, 2017 Re: On Rent Control, the Devil is in the Details In response to quickly climbing rents in the Greater Toronto Area you...
Anindya Sen - Cannabis Act Good First Step
Intelligence Memos
From: Anindya Sen To: Bill Blair, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice Date: April 20, 2017 Re: Cannabis Act Good First Step So far so good. In earlier research, I set out broad...
Dachis, Mhadi & Pinto - Ontario Shouldn’t Follow Vancouver’s Lead on Foreign Buyers Tax
Intelligence Memos
From: Benjamin Dachis, Hamza Mhadi, and Jairo Pinto To:  The Hon. Charles Sousa, Ontario Minister of Finance Date: April 12, 2017 Re: Vancouver’s Foreign Buyers Tax Meant Fewer Homes For Sale –...
03 Mar 2017
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  • 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
20 Apr 2016
Apr
20
  • How Concerned Should We Be About Canada's Residential Real Estate Boom?
Roundtable Luncheon with Craig Alexander, Wayne Foster, and Stéfane Marion
Toronto, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Wednesday, April 20, 2016,
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Sponsored by:
National Bank Financial
30 Nov 2015
Nov
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Special Policy Conference
Ottawa , 1 Rideau Street
Monday, November 30, 2015,
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

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