Reforms dismantled the monopoly held by Mexico’s two-state owned energy giants.
barriers to investment
Ontario electricity prices are significantly higher than they are in neighbouring Quebec.
Sluggish private-sector capital investment in the U.S. is bad news for Canada due to the close trade ties between the countries.
Investing abroad makes home-country companies more efficient, thereby enabling those companies to grow faster than they otherwise would.
Some speculate that Justin Trudeau’s government may raise the tax rate on capital gains in next week's federal budget.
The appointment of Bill Morneau as minister of finance is particularly interesting because of his involvement in the world of public policy think-tanks. In recent years, the Fraser Institute and the C.D. Howe Institute (where Mr. Morneau recently served as Chair) have both produced important research that provides insights that can help guide the policy decisions of the new finance minister on a number of different files. This series of blog posts will highlight a number of key policy areas where Mr. Morneau’s think-tank experience can be especially useful.