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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.

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...
The Future of Poison Pills in Canada: Are Takeover Bid Reforms Needed?
October 29, 2015 - Anita Anand
Proposed takeover rules will produce winners and losers and need rethinking, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “The Future of Poison Pills in Canada: Are Takeover Bid Reforms...
An Opportunity not to be Wasted: Reforming Ontario’s Recycling Program
July 23, 2015 - Aaron Jacobs
The government of Ontario should make individual producers responsible for recycled products while permitting them to achieve recycling goals as they see fit, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute...
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...
Konrad von Finckenstein - Bypassing Existing Legislation to Create Support for Canadian Content in a Digital World
Intelligence Memos
From:  Konrad von Finckenstein To: The Minister of Canadian Heritage Date: January 5, 2017 Re: Bypassing Existing Legislation to Create Support for Canadian Content in a Digital World Our present...
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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
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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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