Latest C.D. Howe Institute Stories

2014-01-22 12:22:37

TORONTO, Jan. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's airports and airlines are hobbled by federal government policies that send travelers' costs soaring, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In "Full Throttle: Reforming Canada's Aviation Policy," author Benjamin Dachis finds high fares are symptomatic of wider problems in the aviation industry that Ottawa should address with sweeping policy reforms. Federal government policies are a major cause of high costs...

2014-01-16 16:22:28

TORONTO, Jan. 16, 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 the Bank targets for monetary policy purposes, at 1.00 percent at its next announcement on January 22, 2014. The Council further called for the Bank to hold the target at 1.00 percent through to January 2015. The MPC is a panel sponsored by the C.D. Howe Institute to provide an...

2014-01-15 12:22:46

TORONTO, Jan. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Opaque budgeting methods and financial reports in Canada's major cities baffle councilors and taxpayers, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In "Baffling Budgets: The Need for Clearer and More Comprehensive Financial Reporting by Canada's Municipalities," authors Benjamin Dachis and William B.P. Robson, say fixing these flaws is a critical step toward better accountability to voters for municipal spending and taxation....

2014-01-09 12:24:27

TORONTO, Jan. 9, 2014 /CNW/ - While manufacturing has been struggling to recoup job losses, Canada's tradable services sectors have been expanding, providing an increased number of well-paying jobs in Canada in the midst of tough economic times, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In "Tradable Services: Canada's Overlooked Success Story," author Daniel Schwanen finds the relative strength of the Canadian economy has shifted towards the services side,...

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