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2014-08-27 12:26:03

TORONTO, Aug. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Policymakers should not overreact to perceptions of corporate 'dead money', according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In "It's Alive! Corporate Cash and Business Investment," author Finn Poschmann points out that corporate cash holdings, as a share of output, have not grown since 2010 and that, contrary to popular opinion, business sector investment Canada-wide is growing at roughly the same pace as the economy. Indeed, nationally, the investment...

2014-08-20 12:23:13

TORONTO, Aug. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - The lack of competition in Ontario's system for alcoholic beverage retailing causes higher prices for consumers and foregone government revenue, according to a report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In "Uncorking a Strange Brew: The Need for More Competition in Ontario's Alcoholic Beverage Retailing System," authors Paul R. Masson and Anindya Sen call for a more competitive system in alcoholic beverage retailing in Ontario, which would result in increased...

2014-08-13 12:24:58

TORONTO, Aug. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - The Bank of Canada (BoC) should carefully monitor the money supply to better predict inflation and track the effectiveness of its monetary policy, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In "Money Still Matters: How the Bank of Canada Might Better Monitor Inflation," author Mati Dubrovinsky suggests the BoC should also pay particular attention to the possibility that the public's inflation expectations will shift below targeted inflation, and...

2014-07-30 12:27:08

TORONTO, July 30, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian economy continues to face serious macroeconomic challenges, the most important of which is addressing the burden of a slow-growth recovery, according to a report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In "What Now? Addressing the Burden of Canada's Slow-Growth Recovery", McGill University economist Christopher Ragan calls for Canadian policy makers to accept the likelihood of a continued slow-growth recovery over the next few years and to address its...

2014-07-23 12:26:28

TORONTO, July 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Ontario should not delay fiscal consolidation, while Ottawa should take a more gradual approach than planned, according to a report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In "User Discretion Advised: Fiscal Consolidation and the Recovery," author William Scarth calls on the Ontario provincial government to address its long-term sustainability challenges before it embarks on any major new expenditures, while stating that the federal government should delay its...

2014-07-17 12:25:11

TORONTO, July 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's performance in business investment per worker relative to its peers is sliding, led by dismal performances in Quebec and Ontario, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In "Capital Needed: Canada Needs More Robust Business Investment," authors Benjamin Dachis, William B.P. Robson and Nicholas Chesterley find that Canada, after several years of improved performance, is equipping its workers less well than countries like Australia and the...

2014-07-10 16:23:35

TORONTO, July 10, 2014 /CNW/ - The C.D. Howe Institute's Monetary Policy Council (MPC) today recommended that the Bank of Canada keep its target for the overnight rate, the very short-term interest rate it targets for monetary policy purposes, at 1.00 percent at its next announcement on July 16, 2014. Looking ahead, the Council called for the Bank to hold the target at 1.00 percent through the rest of 2014, but called for a target of 1.75 by July 2015. The MPC provides an independent...

2014-07-09 12:25:52

TORONTO, July 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadian governments need to move beyond defined-benefit (DB) versus defined-contribution (DC) pension model debates, and towards a middle-ground option that incorporates attributes of both designs, according to a report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In "Target-Benefit Plans in Canada - An Innovation Worth Expanding," authors Mel Bartlett, Angela Mazerolle, and Jana Steele call for the changing of pension standards legislation to accommodate single-employer...

2014-06-25 12:26:07

TORONTO, June 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadian provinces have parted ways when it comes to their share of public- versus private-sector investment, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In "The Public Purse versus Private Wallets: Comparing Provincial Approaches to Investing in Economic Growth," author Philip Cross, former Chief Economic Analyst at Statistics Canada and C.D. Howe Institute Research Fellow, exposes what is driving investment in each province: business or government....

2014-06-11 12:24:42

TORONTO, June 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadian provinces should be concerned about slipping high-school students' scores - in reading, science and mathematics - as assessed by the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), according a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In "Warning Signs for Canadian Educators: The Bad News in Canada's PISA Results," author John Richards addresses some concerning trends in provincial PISA results, in particular declining PISA math scores over the...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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