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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.

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...
Peak Power Problems: How Ontario’s Industrial Electricity Pricing System Impacts Consumers
June 11, 2015 - Anindya Sen
The Ontario government should scrap its peak-demand electricity-pricing program for large industrial electricity users in order to lower costs for Ontario households, according to a new C.D. Howe...
Simplifying the Rule Book: a Proposal to Reform and Clarify Canada’s Policy on Inward Foreign Direct Investment
May 3, 2015 - A.E. Safarian
Ottawa should end the economic review of foreign direct investment (FDI) into the country, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Simplifying the Rule Book: a Proposal to Reform and...
Curbs on demand won’t solve surging house prices in Canada - Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
The cost of housing has been going through the roof in many parts of Canada. Most government policies have focused on curtailing the demand for housing. Ontario and B.C. have introduced foreign-...
Dachis, Fanaki - Two Big Jobs for the Next Commissioner of Competition
Intelligence Memos
From: Benjamin Dachis and Adam Fanaki To: The Honourable Navdeep Singh Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Date: May 23, 2018 Re: Two Big Jobs for the Next Commissioner of...
Help Wanted: Priorities for a New Competition Commissioner
Council Report
Report of the C.D. Howe Institute Competition Policy Council   There’s a major job vacancy coming soon in Ottawa: The Commissioner of Competition. The current Commissioner, John Pecman, will be...

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  • Business Revolution or Peaceful Evolution? Rethinking Activities and Models with AI While Balancing Stakeholder Interests
Roundtable Luncheon with Benjamin Alarie, Adam Blinick, Andrew Hanff and Iliana Oris Valiente
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Monday, March 26, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
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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
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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

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