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2013-06-19 12:23:13

TORONTO, June 19, 2013 /CNW/ - Before increasing new immigrant intake targets, Canada should focus on improving immigrants' labour market outcomes through reforms to the selection process, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In "Improving Immigrant Selection: Further Changes Are Required Before Increasing Inflows," author Christopher Worswick cites recent evidence of poor outcomes for recent immigrants that raise a caution flag for higher annual targets....

2013-06-13 12:24:44

TORONTO, June 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Canada's provincial pharmacare systems have flaws not found in other developed countries that could be addressed by integrating prescription drug coverage into the broader healthcare system, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In "Rethinking Pharmacare in Canada," authors Steven Morgan, Jamie Daw and Michael Law find that integrating pharmaceuticals into the healthcare system by covering medically necessary prescription drugs...

2013-06-05 12:28:11

TORONTO, June 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Canadian universities lag behind their US counterparts in generating technology transfer between academic research and companies, and improved policies are needed to address the problem, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In "From Curiosity to Wealth Creation: How University Research can Boost Economic Growth," author Peter Howitt recommends how governments can improve the incentives for universities and their researchers to...

2013-05-29 12:23:42

TORONTO, May 29, 2013 /CNW/ - How far and how fast Canada's record-low interest rates will rise in the coming years is a vital question for consumers and businesses. In "The New "Normal" for Interest Rates in Canada: The Implications of Long-Term Shifts in Global Saving and Investment," authors Paul Beaudry and Philippe Bergevin find that the normal or "neutral" rate is likely lower than its historical average, and likely will remain at relatively lower levels over the next decade....

2013-05-23 16:22:36

TORONTO, May 23, 2013 /CNW/ - The C.D. Howe Institute's Monetary Policy Council (MPC) today recommended that the Bank of Canada maintain 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 May 29, 2013. The Council further called for the Bank to hold the target at 1.00 through to May of 2014. The MPC is a panel sponsored by the C.D. Howe Institute to provide an independent...

2013-05-01 12:24:45

TORONTO, May 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Outdated provincial regulations are needlessly limiting the number of apprenticeship opportunities available to trades workers, according to a report today from the C.D. Howe Institute. In "Access Denied: The Effect of Apprenticeship Restrictions in Skilled Trades," authors Robbie Brydon and Benjamin Dachis say that reforming those tight regulations is crucial to meeting demand for skilled workers. Skilled trade workers - ranging from electricians to...

2013-04-25 12:25:02

TORONTO, April 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Canada should consider adopting an "Innovation Box" approach to encourage business investment in innovative processes that improve productivity, growth, and incomes, according to a new report released from the C.D. Howe Institute. In "Improving the Tax Treatment of Intellectual Property Income in Canada," authors Nick Pantaleo, Finn Poschmann and Scott Wilkie say federal tax policy should complement tax-based support for research and development...

2013-04-17 12:22:54

TORONTO, April 17, 2013 /CNW/ - The dismal performance of Canada relative to other OECD countries on measures of wait times and access to hospitals underlines the need for rethinking the way hospitals are funded, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In "Paying for Hospital Services: A Hard Look at the Options," authors Jason Sutherland, R. Trafford Crump, Nadya Repin and Erik Hellsten find more use of activity-based funding (ABF), in which hospital payments...

2013-04-11 16:22:50

TORONTO, April 11, 2013 /CNW/ - The C.D. Howe Institute's Monetary Policy Council (MPC) today recommended that the Bank of Canada maintain 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 April 17, 2013. The Council further called for the Bank to hold the target at 1.00 through to April of 2014. The MPC is a panel sponsored by the C.D. Howe Institute to provide an...

2013-04-10 12:23:01

TORONTO, April 10, 2013 /CNW/ - The hoped-for revenues from personal and corporate income tax hikes proposed in British Columbia's 2013 Budget will be undermined by taxpayers' reaction to the hikes, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In "A Reality Check for BC: The Impact of Behavioural Responses on the 2013 Budget's Proposed Income Tax Increases," author Alexandre Laurin examines likely individual and corporate responses to the tax hikes, such as...