Interesting times, be prepared
Topping the list of troubling factors is trade disruption as NAFTA goes under the knife and the possibility of a border tax.
Panel calls to dismantle National Energy Board
Calls to create a national strategy that incorporates Ottawa’s policy vision on energy, the environment, and the economy.
Is technology killing jobs? Relax, no doomsday scenario here
A C.D. Howe Institute report finds some industries’ occupations will be disrupted more than others.
Pot taxes must stay low to beat black market, study says
C.D. Howe estimates legalized cannabis could generate about $675 million in government revenues next year.
Foreign energy ownership levels unclear as PM seeks more cash
Briefing note estimates 40 to 50% of Canada’s energy sector is owned by foreign investors.
Alberta royalty regime needs overhauling: C.D. Howe
Think-tank argues a cash-flow tax would better account for the cost of doing business than a gross revenue royalty.
TD’s chief economist to join C.D. Howe Institute
Craig Alexander will become the think-tank’s vice-president for economic analysis in September.
What Ottawa can and can’t do about the slow-growth recovery: C.D. Howe
Policy makers need to turn their attention to labour-market policies to lessen the impact of the slow- growth economy, report says.
Finance minister rejects C.D. Howe report calling for spending to create jobs
Report argues keeping the deficit at 0.5% of GDP for three years to create the equivalent of 75,000 jobs.
Time for Canada to lose some weight
Government revenues have not returned to pre-recession levels and spending has grown to such an extent that a substantial portion of core program funding is debt financed.