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Toward a New Balance in Social Policy: The Future Role of Guaranteed Annual Income within the Safety Net
January 24, 2017 - Peter Hicks

Providing a comprehensive, one-size-fits-all guaranteed annual income (GAI) is not the best solution to fighting poverty in Canada, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “...

Pooled Registered Pension Plans: Pension Savior – or a New Tax on the Poor?
August 23, 2012 - Alexandre Laurin and James Pierlot

Ottawa should rethink the tax rules for Pooled Registered Pension Plans (PRPPs) or they will not realize their potential to be a good pension savings vehicle for Canadians, according to a report...

What CIDA Should Do: The Case for Focusing Aid on Better Schools
April 30, 2012 - John Richards

The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) could improve its development aid impact by focusing on basic education, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In...

May 18, 2011 - Alexandre Laurin and Finn Poschmann

Quebec residents, on average, face the worst tax bite on take-home pay in the country, according to a report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “What Has Happened to Quebecers’ Marginal Effective...

April 27, 2011 - Alexandre Laurin and Finn Poschmann

The marginal effective tax rate on personal income has declined for most Canadians over the past decade, but has risen for many low-to-middle-income families with young children, which reduces...

The Regent Debate: Hugh Segal and Conrad Black - Rebuttals
Intelligence Memos
In this special series of Intelligence Memos we presented the opposing arguments made at the C.D. Howe Institute’s inaugural Regent Debate earlier this month. Four prominent voices, Janice MacKinnon...
The Regent Debate: Hugh Segal - The Case for a Universal Basic Income
Intelligence Memos
In this special series of Intelligence Memos we present the opposing arguments made at the C.D. Howe Institute’s inaugural Regent Debate earlier this month. Four prominent voices, Janice MacKinnon,...
A basic universal income in Canada is more realistic than you think: Maclean's
Op-Ed
Hugh Segal is principal of Massey College. He served in the Canadian Senate as a Conservative from Ontario and was vice-chair of the subcommittee on urban poverty. Every democracy’s internal...
Research
Les contribuables québécois, en moyenne, sont assujettis aux ponctions fiscales les plus importantes du pays, selon un rapport récent de l’Institut C.D. Howe. Dans « Que sont devenus les taux...

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