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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...

2014-06-04 12:25:00

TORONTO, June 4, 2014 /CNW/ - Many retirees face dramatic erosion of their savings due to outdated government rules, says a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In "Outliving Our Savings: Registered Retirement Income Funds Rules Need a Big Update," authors Alexandre Laurin and William Robson urge the government to re-visit its rules requiring mandatory minimum withdrawals from registered retirement income funds (RRIFs) and similar accounts, to protect Canadians from outliving their...

2014-05-29 16:24:29

TORONTO, May 29(th), 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 June 4, 2014. Looking ahead, the Council called for the Bank to hold the target at 1.00 percent through the fall of this year, but called for a target of 1.25 by June 2015. The MPC provides an...

2014-05-27 12:27:38

TORONTO, May 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Despite having more family physicians per capita than many other jurisdictions, Quebec lags Ontario and Western Europe when it comes to access to primary care, according to a report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In "The Case of the Vanishing Quebec Physicians: How to Improve Access to Care," author Claude E. Forget, former Quebec Minister of Health and Social Services, calls for primary care reforms that focus on providing more care in communities and...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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