About the C.D. Howe Institute

The C.D. Howe Institute is an independent not-for-profit research institute whose mission is to raise living standards by fostering economically sound public policies. Widely considered to be Canada's most influential think tank, the Institute is a trusted source of essential policy intelligence, distinguished by research that is nonpartisan, evidence-based and subject to definitive expert review.

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Elyse Allan - I encourage everyone to get involved with the I...
Elyse Allan
President & CEO, GE Canada

I encourage everyone to get involved with the Institute – having different perspectives makes for engaging discussions and really valuable output.

Dr. Bob Bell
Dr. Bob Bell
Deputy Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Ontario

The C.D. Howe Institute is an excellent source of non-ideological, evidence-driven policy options.

Willem Buiter - I have been a consumer of the C.D. Howe Institu...
Willem Buiter
Chief Economist, Citi

I have been a consumer of the C.D. Howe Institute's products for years as they are a source of definitive policy intelligence.

Scott Burns - Canada's spectacular resources are easily squan...
Scott Burns
CEO, BURNCO Group of Companies

Canada's spectacular resources are easily squandered, underdeveloped or misdirected. The C.D. Howe Institute's work enlightens public policy and helps decision makers avoid pitfalls. This is essential.

Jean Charest - On behalf of the Government of Québec and of a...
Jean Charest
Former Premier of Québec

Bravo and thank you to the C.D. Howe Institute and to its members for a half-century of work to improve the quality of life of all Canadians!

Dan Ciuriak - For a researcher, the range of informed commentary
Dan Ciuriak
Former Deputy Chief Economist, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade

For a researcher, the range of informed commentary and expertise mobilized by the C.D. Howe in its peer reviews is priceless.

Edmund Clark
Edmund Clark
Former Group President and CEO, TD Bank Group

Canada is a better place because of the highly regarded analytical policy work of the C.D. Howe Institute.

Kevan Cowan
Kevan Cowan
Chief Executive Officer, Capital Markets Authority Implementation Organization

The C.D. Howe Institute sets the gold standard in research through its nonpartisan, evidence-driven work.

Benoit Daignault  - The C.D. Howe Institute has a great reputation....
Benoit Daignault
President & CEO, Export Development Canada

The C.D. Howe Institute has a great reputation.

Yves Desjardins-Silianco - The C.D. Howe Institute is a trusted source of ...
Yves Desjardins-Silianco
President & CEO, VIA Rail Canada

The C.D. Howe Institute is a trusted source of policy intelligence and can help re-energize the debate on passenger rail service across Canada

Hélène Desmarais, C.M.
Hélène Desmarais, C.M.
Chairman & CEO, Centre d’entreprises et d’innovation de Montréal

Why should we support the Institute? Because it is only through support from civil society that an independent voice such as the C.D. Howe can survive.

Wendy Dobson - The C.D. Howe Institute’s research is a criti...
Wendy Dobson
Adjunct Professor of Business Economics, Rotman School of Management

The C.D. Howe Institute’s research is a critical asset to policy makers, and it provides a unique venue for substantive, non-partisan policy development. I hope my gift inspires others to make personal contributions to the Institute’s future.”

David Dodge - The C.D. Howe Institute is the best common room...
David Dodge
Former Governor, Bank of Canada

The C.D. Howe Institute is the best common room in the country.

Gary Doer - Since its founding in 1958, the C.D. Howe Insti...
Gary Doer
Canadian Ambassdor to the United States; former Premier of Manitoba

Since its founding in 1958, the C.D. Howe Institute has been active in economic and social policy issues across Canada.

Ernie Eves - I hope the C.D. Howe Institute continues to have a positive...
Ernie Eves
Former Premier of Ontario

I hope the C.D. Howe Institute continues to have a positive impact on government finances.

Monique Jerome Forget - The C.D. Howe Institute was very instrumental i...
Monique Jérôme-Forget
Former Minister of Finance, Québec

The C.D. Howe Institute was very instrumental in making sure that Canada took the right direction at times when there were challenges facing the country.

David Frum - The statistics gathered by the C.D. Howe Instit...
David Frum
Senior Editor, The Atlantic

The statistics gathered by the C.D. Howe Institute may not carry the sensation of Olympic medals - but they are the true deciders of the future for the next generation of Canadians, and the generation after that as well.

Robert Ghiz - The C.D Howe Institute has a longstanding tradi...
Robert Ghiz
Former Premier of Prince Edward Island

The C.D Howe Institute has a longstanding tradition of improving the standard of living for Canadians from coast to coast by fostering sound economic and social policy.

Edward Glaeser - The C.D. Howe Institute is one of Canada's trea...
Edward Glaeser
Professor of Economics, Harvard University

The C.D. Howe Institute is one of Canada's treasures, playing a vital role injecting facts and analysis into policy debates.

Globe and Mail - The C.D. Howe Institute resonates in Ottawa and across the provinces.
The Globe and Mail

The C.D. Howe Institute resonates in Ottawa and across the provinces. 

Lindsay Gordon - The C.D. Howe Institute helps create the policy...
Lindsay Gordon
Chancellor, UBC; former President and CEO, HSBC Bank of Canada

The C.D. Howe Institute helps create the policy base for a stronger Canadian economy.

Shawn Graham - Since its inception in 1958, the C.D. Howe Inst...
Shawn Graham
Former Premier of New Brunswick

Since its inception in 1958, the C.D. Howe Institute has brought a unique perspective to public policy issues.

Rudyard Griffiths
Rudyard Griffiths
Anchor, Bloomberg North

The C.D. Howe Institute is a great Canadian think tank.

Angel Gurría - It is a great honour to speak at the C.D. Howe ...
Angel Gurría
Secretary-General, OECD

It is a great honour to speak at the C.D. Howe Institute…one of the world’s epicentres of public policy enlightenment.

Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper - The C.D. Howe Institute's work is invaluable to...
Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper
Former Prime Minister of Canada

The C.D. Howe Institute's work is invaluable to the nation

Paul Hill - I support the Institute because it provides val...
Paul Hill
Chairman, President & CEO, Harvard Developments Inc., A Hill Company

Membership in the C.D. Howe gives you up front access to leading edge thinking on major issues facing our country.

Timothy Hodgson - The C.D. Howe Institute is a great organization...
Timothy Hodgson
Managing Partner, Alignvest Capital Management; former CEO, Goldman Sachs Canada

The C.D. Howe Institute is a great organization. Must have for those with interests in public policy.

Michael Horgan - The Department of Finance and the C.D. Howe Ins...
Michael Horgan
Former Deputy Minister, Finance

[The Department of Finance] appreciates the topical relevance and analytical quality of the Institute's policy research.

John and Rebecca Horwood - Our support for the C.D. Howe is simple: as a p...
John and Rebecca Horwood
Directors of Wealth Management, Richardson GMP Limited

Our support for the C.D. Howe is simple: as a provider of sound public policy options, the Institute is critical to fostering high living standards for future generations.

Gary Clyde Hufbauer
Gary Clyde Hufbauer
Reginald Jones Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

The C.D. Howe Institute conducts absolutely first-class policy research.  Its publications and recommendations are relevant not only for Canada and the United States, but also for world leaders on a broad range of issues ranging from energy policy to corporate taxation, to international trade, and of course to the proper conduct of monetary and fiscal policy.  

The Honourable Henry N. Jackman
The Honourable Henry N. Jackman
Chairman, E-L Financial Corporation Limited; former Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario

I support the C.D. Howe Institute because Canada desperately needs its high-quality, nonpartisan and evidence-driven research.

Don Johnson - The C.D. Howe Institute played an important role...
Don Johnson
Member, Advisory Board, BMO Capital Markets

The C.D. Howe Institute played an important role for the 2015 budget commitment which exempts donations involving private company shares and real estate from capital gains tax. 

Brian Johnston
Brian Johnston
Chief Operating Officer, Mattamy Homes

I support the C.D. Howe Institute because Canada needs  clear, unbiased,  and factual research on the major issues facing this country. C.D. Howe delivers this in spades.   While there is little doubt that some of the conclusions are not well received, the rigour of the analysis can hardly be disputed!

Robert S. Kaplan
Robert S. Kaplan
President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Independent, apolitical research like the work at the C.D. Howe Institute is enormously valuable to policymakers and business people trying to make sense of the world.

Thorsten Koeppl
Thorsten Koeppl
Associate Professor and RBC Fellow, Queen's University

The C.D. Howe's Financial Services Research Initiative is a unique set-up, unparalleled in Canada. It brings together policy makers, industry experts, financial institutions and academic researchers for a free exchange of ideas and pressing regulatory concerns. As such, the Initiative is a key forum that continuously produces insightful and policy relevant research.

Robert Korthals - The costs and risks associated with public sect...
Robert Korthals
Former Chairman, OTPP; former President, TD Bank

The costs and risks associated with public sector pensions represent an enormous burden for our grandchildren. The C.D. Howe Institute brings these issues to the forefront of public policy debate and I consider their research required reading.

David Laidler
David Laidler
Professor Emeritus, University of Western Ontario

No one at the C.D. Howe Institute has ever told me what opinions I should hold, but when it comes to how I present them, it is a very different matter. Its readers and editors require logically coherent arguments, well supported by evidence and clearly expressed. The Institute's peer-review process is impeccable.

 

Richard Legault - We support the Institute because good policy de...
Richard Legault
President & CEO, Brookfield Renewable Power

We support the Institute because good policy decisions don't happen by chance, they arise from informed debate aided by quality independent research.

Kevin Lynch - Independent research is critical to debate, and...
Kevin Lynch
Former Clerk of the Privy Council and Cabinet Secretary

Independent research is critical to debate, and the C.D. Howe Institute is a true Canadian jewel.

Hugh MacKinnon - C.D. Howe means exposure to first class critica...
Hugh MacKinnon
Chairman & CEO, Bennett Jones

C.D. Howe means exposure to first class critical analysis; participation in the development thoughtful public policy; and enjoying the company of dynamic people engaged in the broader community.

Maclean's - Toronto’s C.D. Howe Institute is generally re...
Maclean's

Toronto’s C.D. Howe Institute is generally recognized as the preferred outlet for research by Canada’s top academics.

The Hon. John Manley - You need outside voices, like the C.D. Howe, th...
The Hon. John Manley
Former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada

You need outside voices, like the C.D. Howe, that are rigorous and thoughtful, that challenge some of the assumptions that are made within government.

Rt. Hon. Paul Martin - Whether one agrees with the thrust of a C.D. Ho...
Rt. Hon. Paul Martin
Former Prime Minister of Canada

Whether one agrees with the thrust of a C.D. Howe Institute study, the quality of its work and its impact on public policy is undeniable.

The Hon. Dalton McGuinty - It has become one of our country's most recogni...
The Hon. Dalton McGuinty
Former Premier of Ontario

It has become one of our country's most recognized think tanks and has added much to the perspective of Canadians on a diverse range of subjects - from fiscal and monetary policy to economic growth and innovation.

The Hon. Frank McKenna
Frank McKenna
Former Premier of New Brunswick and Canadian Ambassador to the United States of America

I’m a great admirer of the C.D. Howe Institute.

Angelo Melino
Angelo Melino
Professor, University of Toronto

The C.D. Howe Institute is the best think tank in Canada.  Authors can be opinionated, but their arguments must be cogent and their evidence must be validated.  I especially appreciate the informed perspective, filtered through a rigorous review process, that is provided by former policy makers.

Kevin Milligan
Kevin Milligan
Professor, Vancouver School of Economics, University of British Columbia

The C.D. Howe Institute delivers high-quality, rigorously-reviewed policy research that is always forward looking and focused on building a prosperous Canada.

Jack M. Mintz
Jack M. Mintz
President’s Fellow, School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary

No question the C.D. Howe Institute has contributed immensely to Canada's  economic policy debates over the past several decades with good peer-reviewed and non-partisan analysis.

William Morneau - The C.D. Howe Institute provides definitive ana...
William Morneau
Minister of Finance

The C.D. Howe Institute provides definitive analysis on the essential issues facing the country.

National Post - More than any other think tank, the C.D. Howe I...
National Post

More than any other think tank, the C.D. Howe Institute commands attention.

David P. O’Brien - C.D. Howe plays an important role because it’...
David P. O’Brien
Chairman of the Board, Encana

C.D. Howe plays an important role because it’s independent of government, it’s supported across the country, and it does very strong, rigorous analysis of public policy issues.

Stephen S. Poloz
Stephen S. Poloz
Governor of the Bank of Canada

The C.D. Howe Institute is a legendary name. I had to read C.D. Howe publications when I was at school, and they are still required reading.

Bob Rae - I congratulate the C.D. Howe Institute for focusing on the fiscal accountability...
Bob Rae
Former Federal Leader of the Liberal Party and former Premier of Ontario

I congratulate the C.D. Howe Institute for focusing on the fiscal accountability of all governments in Canada.

Chris Ragan
Christopher Ragan
Associate Professor of Economics, McGill University

Bringing together top policy-minded economists from across Canada, the C.D. Howe Institute leads the pack in analysing and debating important issues, and offers policymakers a solid foundation of logic and evidence for possible solutions.

 

Tracy Redies - The C.D. Howe has had a 50 year track record of...
Tracy Redies
Former President & CEO, Coast Capital Savings Credit Union

This is your chance to support an organization that provides independent thought leadership around public policy issues that affect Canada.

Aaron Regent - Supporting economic growth with effective polic...
Aaron Regent
Founder and Managing Partner, Margis Resources Inc.

Supporting economic growth with effective policy has never been so important. The C.D. Howe Institute's work in this area is second to none.

Don Reimer - Joining the C.D. Howe Institute is the single m...
Don Reimer
Chairman & CEO, Reimer World Corp.

Joining the C.D. Howe Institute is the single most effective way to intelligently broaden our national debate.

Report on Business, The Globe and Mail
Report on Business
The Globe and Mail

[The C.D. Howe Institite has] a deep intellectual grounding to its public-policy approach.

Evan Siddall
Evan Siddall
President & CEO, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

C.D. Howe is of course well known as one of Canada’s foremost economic think tanks.

Jeffrey Simpson  - The C.D. Howe Institute is by far the best and ...
Jeffrey Simpson
National Affairs Columnist, Globe and Mail

The C.D. Howe Institute is by far the best and most productive of Canada’s non-university think tanks.

Greg Sorbara - Advice from the C.D. Howe Institute is always...
Greg Sorbara
Former Minister of Finance, Ontario

Advice from the C.D. Howe Institute is always insightful and relevant.

Kathleen Taylor - The C.D. Howe Institute is renowned for its con...
Kathleen Taylor
Chair of the Board, RBC

The C.D. Howe Institute is renowned for its contributions to public policy. It has been instrumental in shaping Canadian policies that have led to growth and prosperity.

William Thomas - I support the Institute for its proven track re...
William Thomas
CEO & Senior Partner, KPMG LLP

I support the Institute for its proven track record of advancing policy proposals that tangibly help Canada in its quest for talent, innovation and investment.

Peter Wallace - The C.D. Howe Institute provides an opportunity...
Peter Wallace
Former Head, Ontario Public Service, and Secretary to Cabinet

The C.D. Howe Institute provides an opportunity for government to engage with partners in the private sector, partners in other levels of government, and others in the non-profit world.

William Watson, McGill University
William Watson
McGill University

I use C.D. Howe reports and briefs in many of the columns I write and in every policy course I teach at McGill. They are the model of intelligent, informed, evidence-based analysis. Canadian policy debate would be bleak without their like.

Leonard Waverman - The C.D. Howe Institute has an excellent reputa...
Leonard Waverman
Dean, DeGroote School of Business

The C.D. Howe Institute has an excellent reputation among academics and policymakers in Canada and around the world.

The Hon. Michael Wilson - The Institute helps ensure Canada's economic po...
The Hon. Michael Wilson
Former Federal Minister of Finance

The Institute helps ensure Canada's economic policies contribute to innovation, productivity growth, and rising living standards.

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