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Precarious Positions: Policy Options to Mitigate Risks in Non-standard Employment
December 2, 2016 - Colin Busby and Ramya Muthukumaran

Canada should strengthen the safety net under workers in precarious jobs, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Precarious Positions: Policy Options to Mitigate Risks in Non-...

Mounting Evidence: Findings from Natural Experiments in Inflation Targeting
March 31, 2016 - Michael Parkin

International evidence shows the wide economic benefits of inflation targeting, says a ground-breaking C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Mounting Evidence: Findings from Natural Experiments in...

What Now? Addressing the Burden of Canada's Slow-Growth Recovery
July 29, 2014 - Christopher Ragan

The Canadian economy continues to face serious macroeconomic challenges, the most important of which is addressing the burden of a slow-growth recovery, according to a report from the C.D. Howe...

User Discretion Advised: Fiscal Consolidation and the Recovery
July 22, 2014 - William M. Scarth

Ontario should not delay fiscal consolidation, while Ottawa should take a more gradual approach than planned, according to a report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “User Discretion Advised:...

Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada: Are They Really Filling Labour Shortages?
April 24, 2014 - Dominique M. Gross

Changes to the Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW) program between 2002 and 2012, which made it easier to hire foreign workers, accelerated the rise in unemployment in Alberta and British Columbia,...

Tradable Services: Canada’s Overlooked Success Story
January 9, 2014 - Daniel Schwanen

While manufacturing has been struggling to recoup job losses, Canada’s tradable services sectors have been expanding, providing an increased number of well-paying jobs in Canada in the midst of...

Colin Busby - Canada Should Strengthen the Safety Net under Workers in Precarious Jobs
Intelligence Memos
From: Colin Busby To: Canada’s Employment Policymakers Date: February 5, 2018 Re: Canada Should Strengthen the Safety Net under Workers in Precarious Jobs In a report for the C.D Howe Institute I...
Rosalie Wyonch - There Are People Who Still Don’t Pump Their Gas?
Intelligence Memos
To: Canada’s Regulators From: Rosalie Wyonch Date: January 12, 2018 Re: There Are People Who Still Don’t Pump Their Gas? Yes, there are people that, by law, may not pump their own gas. But as of...
Wyonch and Busby - The Great Minimum Wage Debate: How to Balance Good Intentions and Evidence
Intelligence Memos
From: Rosalie Wyonch and Colin Busby To: The Ontario Minister of Labour, Kevin Flynn; and Concerned Ontarians Date: July 11, 2017 Re: The Great Minimum Wage Debate: How to Balance Good Intentions and...

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