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Faulty Transmissions: How Demographics Affect Monetary Policy in Canada
March 27, 2018 - Steve Ambler and Jeremy Kronick

Canada’s aging population has acted as a drag on the effectiveness of monetary policy since the financial crisis, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Faulty Transmissions:...

Inflated Expectations: More Immigrants Can’t Solve Canada’s Aging Problem on Their Own
March 13, 2018 - William B.P. Robson and Parisa Mahboubi

Higher immigration can ease, but not entirely mitigate, the impacts of demographic change on the workforce, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Inflated Expectations: More...

Managing the Costs of Healthcare for an Aging Population: The Fiscal Impact of New Brunswick’s Demographic Glacier
January 16, 2015 - Aaron Jacobs, Colin Busby and William B.P. Robson

New Brunswick faces a $68 billion fiscal burden – the future tax bill for increased healthcare costs over the next half-century – and should prepare now for the coming demographic squeeze, says a...

Managing the Cost of Healthcare for an Aging Population: Prince Edward Island’s $13 Billion Healthcare Squeeze
January 9, 2015 - Aaron Jacobs, Colin Busby and William B.P. Robson

Prince Edward Island faces a $13 billion fiscal burden – the future tax bill for increased healthcare costs over the next half-century – and should prepare now for the coming demographic squeeze,...

Managing Healthcare for an Aging Population: Are Demographics a Fiscal Iceberg for Newfoundland and Labrador?
January 8, 2015 - Aaron Jacobs, Colin Busby and William B.P. Robson

Newfoundland and Labrador face a $65 billion fiscal burden – the future tax bill for increased healthcare costs over the next half-century – and should prepare now for the coming demographic...

Delivering Healthcare to an Aging Population: Nova Scotia’s Fiscal Glacier
January 7, 2015 - Aaron Jacobs, Colin Busby and William B.P. Robson

Nova Scotia faces a $89 billion fiscal burden – the future tax bill for increased healthcare costs over the next half-century – and should prepare now for the coming demographic squeeze, says a...

Robson, Mahboubi - More Immigration is Good, but What About the People Who are Leaving?
Intelligence Memos
From: William B.P. Robson and Parisa Mahboubi To: Canada’s Ministers of Finance, Employment and Immigration Date: April 6, 2018 Re: More Immigration is Good, but what About the People who are Leaving...
Immigration alone can’t keep Canada young - Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
Canada is getting older. Not just us Canadians as individuals, but our population as a whole. Our fertility rate dropped below the replacement rate of 2.1 required for population stability way back...
Parisa Mahboubi - Dissecting Income Inequality
Intelligence Memos
From: Parisa Mahboubi To: Concerned Canadians Date: January 4, 2018 Re: Dissecting Income Inequality Canadians today are richer than ever, but the gap between average and median household wealth has...
Le défi budgétaire de la population vieillissante : planifier les coûts des soins de santé au Québec
Research
Les Québécois traînent un fardeau fiscal évalué à 682 milliards de $, c.-à-d. les impôts additionnels qui devront être prélevés au cours du prochain demi-siècle pour faire face à l’augmentation des...
La gestion des coûts des soins de santé pour une population vieillissante : le défi fiscal que le Québec n’a pas encore relevé
Research
Les Québécois portent un lourd fardeau financier de 768 milliards de dollars – la facture d’impôt la plus élevée pour l’augmentation des dépenses de santé au cours du prochain demi-siècle – et...

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