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A Better Flight Path: How Ottawa can Cash In on Airports and Benefit Travellers
February 7, 2017 - Steven Robins

The C.D. Howe Institute is embarking on a series of publications on Canada’s infrastructure policies, including electricity, airports, water, and an infrastructure bank. Below is a timely...

Auditing the Auditors: Tax Auditors’ Assessments and Incentives
April 5, 2016 - Kenneth J. Klassen

There is room for improvement in the Canadian Revenue Agency’s (CRA) auditing process, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Auditing the Auditors: Tax Auditors’ Assessments...

The New Multilateralism: The Shift to Private Global Regulation
August 29, 2012 - Lawrence L. Herman

Global commerce is experiencing a rapid shift from government- to private-sector standard-setting for everything from product safety and quality to corporate behavior abroad, according to a report...

Paul Thomas - Modernizing the Governance Framework for Statistics Canada
Intelligence Memos
From:  Paul Thomas To:  Concerned Canadians Date:  October 13, 2017 Re: Modernizing the Governance Framework for Statistics Canada In many countries, national statistical agencies face political...
How to patch up the National Energy Board's reputation: Edmonton Journal Op-Ed
Op-Ed
Ottawa is now accepting public comment on the recently released report of its expert panel on the modernization of the National Energy Board (NEB). The panel made 46 recommendations to the minister...
Dachis and Thivierge - Following the Australian Airport Model Can Cut Fees for Travellers
Intelligence Memos
From: Benjamin Dachis and Vincent Thivierge To: The Hon. Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport Date: March 24, 2017 Re: Following the Australian Airport Model Can Cut Fees for Travellers There’s been...

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