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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.

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...
Railroad Blues: How to Get Canada’s Rail Policy Back on Track
April 2, 2015 - Benjamin Dachis
The federal government should not continue to unduly favour grain rail shipments at the expense of other sectors, which include forestry, mines and energy, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute...
How to boost Canadian content in a digital world - Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
The world of Canadian content regulation was developed in an earlier analog environment. Broadcasting was largely a closed, regulated system that included subsidies designed to help create more...
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...

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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
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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
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