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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...
Robert Mysicka - Challenge to Liquor Import Restrictions May Set “Free Trade” Precedent in Constitutional Law
Intelligence Memos
From: Robert Mysicka To: Provincial Premiers Date: March 16, 2017 Re: Challenge to Liquor Import Restrictions May Set “Free Trade” Precedent in Constitutional Law Liquor control laws across Canada...
Dachis & Church - Good TV, but Bad Economics: CRTC’s Order on US Super Bowl Commercials
Intelligence Memos
From: Jeffrey Church and Benjamin Dachis To: Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman of the CRTC Date: February 2nd, 2017 Re: Good TV, but Bad Economics: CRTC’s Order on US Super Bowl Commercials This weekend,...
Benjamin Dachis - Don’t Send Waste Competition to the Dump
Intelligence Memos
From: Benjamin Dachis To: Toronto Mayor John Tory and Toronto City Council Date: January 17, 2017 RE: Don’t Send Waste Competition to the Dump There’s a lot of trash talk happening at Toronto City...
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
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  • 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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