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2014-03-24 12:24:41

TORONTO, March 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's senior governments have regularly missed budget spending and revenue targets during the last decade, with spending overruns of $47 billion combined, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In "Credibility on the (Bottom) Line: The Fiscal Accountability of Canada's Senior Governments, 2013," authors Colin Busby and William B.P. Robson rank the performance of Canada's federal, provincial and territorial governments...

2014-02-27 16:25:30

TORONTO, Feb. 27, 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 March 5, 2014. The Council further called for the Bank to hold the target at 1.00 percent through to March 2015. The MPC provides an independent assessment of the monetary stance appropriate for...

2014-02-25 12:23:59

TORONTO, Feb. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadian businesses face costly red tape when they want to do business across provincial borders; a problem that is hindering business expansion and economic growth, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In "Registering in Harmony: The Case for Pan-Canadian Corporate Registration," authors Daniel Schwanen and Omar Chatur note that while harmonization of corporate registries is proceeding apace around the world, in Canada,...

2014-02-24 12:23:11

TORONTO, Feb. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - The C.D. Howe Institute announces that the Chair of its Board of Directors, William Morneau, has informed the Board that he is resigning from all his functions as a Board member with immediate effect. "I am proud of the C.D. Howe Institute and its outstanding work on Canada's economic policy challenges," said Morneau, who is also Executive Chairman of Morneau Shepell. "With my new role as an adviser to the Liberal Party of Canada, however, I...

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,...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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