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— Jul 11, 2024
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Comparing the Investment Performances of Canada and the United States over the Past Five Decades

Comparing the Investment Performances of Canada and the United States Over the Past Five Decades is a new study that finds weak business investment in technologies that increase worker productivity over the past decade is stifling Canada’s economic growth and suppressing improvements in Canadian living standards when compared to other OECD countries—especially the United States, which has only grown in these areas.

— Jul 4, 2024
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Ottawa’s Regulatory Assault on the Extraction Sector and Its Impact on Investment

Ottawa’s Regulatory Assault on the Extraction Sector and its Impact on Investment is the latest installment in the Institute’s essay series on federal policy reforms. Authored by Senior Fellow Kenneth Green, this essay spotlights the excessive regulatory burden that has been imposed on the oil and gas sector in Canada over the past 10 years and highlights how much-needed business investment in the industry has declined as a result.

— Apr 26, 2024
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Canada's Regulatory Overburden

Canada’s Regulatory Overburden is the latest essay in the Institute’s series on federal policy reforms. It finds Canadian businesses are overburdened by excessive and costly regulations, which deter investment and stifle economic growth.

— Jan 23, 2024
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Stagnation in Atlantic Canada’s Private Sector

Stagnation in Atlantic Canada’s Private Sector: Measuring Progress 2007 to 2019 is a new study that analyzes the private sector in Atlantic Canada and across the country between 2007 and 2019, finding that the region's private sector trailed the rest of the country, failing to improve over the period.

— Dec 5, 2023
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The Next Generation: Innovating to Improve Indigenous Access to Finance in Canada

The Next Generation: Innovating to Improve Indigenous Access to Finance in Canada is a new study that finds a well-functioning Indigenous financial system is essential to promoting investment and economic development and raising living standards in Indigenous communities.

— Oct 12, 2023
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Canada’s Growing Housing Gap: Comparing Population Growth and Housing Completions in Canada, 1972-2022 finds that the gap between the number of homes built and the number of additional people in Canada is the widest it’s been in 50 years.

— Sep 29, 2023
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COVID-19, Hygiene Theatre, Masks, and Lockdowns: “Solid Science” or Science Veneer?

COVID-19, Hygiene Theatre, Masks, and Lockdowns: “Solid Science” or Science Veneer? is the latest installment in the Institute’s essay series on the COVID-19 pandemic. This essay examines whether government policy responses followed the science and evidence extant at the time of COVID’s emergence and progression through the population, or whether governments followed the science selectively to create more of a veneer of science than a solid policy foundation.

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