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The C.D. Howe Institute is an independent not-for-profit research institute whose mission is to raise living standards by fostering economically sound public policies. Widely considered to be Canada's most influential think tank, the Institute is a trusted source of essential policy intelligence, distinguished by research that is nonpartisan, evidence-based and subject to definitive expert review.

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The C.D. Howe Institute is an independent not-for-profit research institute whose mission is to raise living standards by fostering economically sound public policies. Widely considered to be Canada's most influential think tank, the Institute is a trusted source of essential policy intelligence, distinguished by research that is nonpartisan, evidence-based and subject to definitive expert review.

    S2 E15: The Need for Fiscal Anchors with John Manley and Janice MacKinnon

    S2 E15: The Need for Fiscal Anchors with John Manley and Janice MacKinnon

    The C.D. Howe Institute’s Fiscal and Tax Working Group is urging Ottawa to recommit to the idea of fiscal sustainability. As former finance ministers John Manley and Janice MacKinnon tell Michael Hainsworth, the federal government can’t do the heavy lifting of restarting the economy on its own.

    • 24 min
    S2 E14: Adapting to New Realities in Trade

    S2 E14: Adapting to New Realities in Trade

    COVID-19 laid bare the Achilles Heel of global trade. But as Canada’s Chief Trade Commissioner Ailish Campbell at Global Affairs Canada tells host Michael Hainsworth, not all of Canada’s exporters and importers were hit — or are recovering — equally.

    • 25 min
    S2 E13: Breaking Down Internal Trade Barriers

    S2 E13: Breaking Down Internal Trade Barriers

    COVID-19 has highlighted the need to break down interprovincial trade barriers. But how do we clean up the patchwork nature while protecting workers? Two influential economists tell host Michael Hainsworth what it would take to boost the economy during a pandemic.

    • 30 min
    S2 E12: COVID-19: Catalyst for Change in Canadian Health

    S2 E12: COVID-19: Catalyst for Change in Canadian Health

    COVID-19 has revealed “pre-existing conditions” in Canada’s healthcare system. Queen’s University professors Dr. Duncan Sinclair and Don Drummond tell host Michael Hainsworth that the solution is to spend money on young people to keep them healthy – and address the fiscal and healthcare crunch of an aging population.

    • 32 min
    S2 E11: Sustainable Finance with Andy Chisholm

    S2 E11: Sustainable Finance with Andy Chisholm

    Sustainable Finance isn’t a buzzword, it’s the future of finance. But why is Canada lagging China, and the E.U.? RBC’s Andy Chisholm tells host Michael Hainsworth Canada needs to focus its efforts to compete.

    • 27 min
    S2 E10: The Future of Commercial and Industrial Real Estate under COVID-19

    S2 E10: The Future of Commercial and Industrial Real Estate under COVID-19

    What does the real estate market look like after quarantine? Host Michael Hainsworth speaks with OMERS President & CEO Blake Hutcheson and CIBC Capital Markets economist Katherine Judge for insight into the commercial and industrial property markets.

    • 38 min

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