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A series of blog posts will highlight key policy areas where Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s think-tank experience can be especially useful. In this post, we examine the policy choices surrounding retirement savings.


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The popular angst over the “strong Canadian dollar” of the 2000s is arguably misplaced.


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A recent study found that 70 per cent of detached homes listed in Vancouver’s West Side went to Mainland Chinese buyers. But is this a problem?


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Like most taxes, the land-transfer tax does more than transfer money from homebuyers to the government—it stifles economic activity and makes moving less attractive.


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City council recently voted unanimously to support a 20-year plan aimed at reducing poverty in Toronto—a laudable initiative if council avoids enacting policies that may do more harm than good.


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As one of his first policy proposals, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged to replace Canada’s first-past-the-post electoral system with a system that “[better] reflects and represents” Canadians and makes “every vote count.”


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In his book, the former Federal Reserve chairman confesses that the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department were powerless to prevent Lehman Brothers from failing.

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Business investment is no longer the driving force of capital formation in Ontario. In its place, investment by the public sector has nearly doubled.


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Canada's lack of competitiveness will put Canadian manufacturing in a poor position to take advantage of opportunities via the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement.


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The notion that women face wage discrimination of anything approaching the magnitude of 30-cents-on-the-dollar (tantamount to a 30 per cent wage gap) has been widely discredited.


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