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— Apr 28, 2022
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The Ebb and Flow of Bank of Canada Independence

The Ebb and Flow of Bank of Canada Independence is a new study that finds for an optimal relationship between the Bank of Canada and the federal government to exist, the bank must make the costs and consequences of inflation clear to the public while the government must ensure the bank operates under their agreement that inflation targeting has in fact served Canadians well.

— Apr 14, 2022
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A Primer on Inflation

A Primer on Inflation argues that while Canada experiences its highest inflation rate in decades, the causes, consequences—and crucially, the beneficiaries—of inflation remain largely unknown to many Canadians.

— Jan 18, 2022
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The Misery Index Returns

The Misery Index Returns is a new study that finds of the International Monetary Fund’s 35 most advanced economies, Canada has the 6th worst Misery Index score due to the country’s higher inflation rate coupled with higher unemployment.

— Dec 2, 2021
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The Outlook for Inflation and Its Links to Monetary Policy

The Outlook for Inflation and Its Links to Monetary Policy finds that, absent a change in policy at the Bank of Canada, higher inflation rates may persist even after the pandemic subsides due to several factors including the country's aging population.

— Sep 29, 2021
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Canada’s Faltering Business Dynamism and Lagging Innovation

Canada’s Faltering Business Dynamism and Lagging Innovation is a new study that examines how economic growth and business investment have been faltering in Canada. The study finds that Canada’s economic growth (measured by GDP, adjusted for inflation) over the past decade was the slowest since the 1930s, stalling productivity and hampering the country’s ability to encourage innovation or new business start-ups.

— Sep 16, 2021
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Housing Codes, Homelessness, and Affordable Housing

Housing Codes, Homelessness, and Affordable Housing finds that governments in Canada often remove housing units from the market because they don’t fully comply with certain building code standards, thus reducing the supply of housing for low-income people and forcing them into potentially worse alternatives.

— Jul 13, 2021
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Generation and Management of Municipal Solid Waste: How’s Canada Doing?

Generation and Management of Municipal Solid Waste: How’s Canada Doing? is a new study that finds Canadians, on a per-person basis, generated 959 kilograms of municipal solid waste in 2018 compared to 980 kilograms in 2002. Crucially, waste from residential or household sources is on the rise, comprising more than 40 per cent of total waste generation, while waste generated from non-residential sources—industrial, commercial, etc.—has declined in Canada.

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