William B. P. Robson

C.D. Howe Institute

President & CEO

67 Yonge Street

Suite 300

Toronto, Ontario M5E 1J8

Canada

http://www.cdhowe.org

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Scholarly Papers (98)

1.

A Social Insurance Model for Pharmacare: Ontario's Options for a More Sustainable, Cost-Effective Drug Program

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, No. 326, April 2011
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 29 Apr 2011
Colin Busby and William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 264 (160,445)

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The Health Papers, Ontario Drug Program (ODB), Province of Ontario

2.

Canada’s Looming Retirement Challenge: Will Future Retirees be Able to Maintain Their Living Standards Upon Retirement?

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary Pension Paper No. 317
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 29 Jan 2011
Kevin D. Moore, William B. P. Robson and Alexandre Laurin
affiliation not provided to SSRN, C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 185 (223,836)
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Pension Papers, Canada, Pensions, Retirement Income, LifePaths, Statistics Canada, Registered Pension Plans (RPPs), Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs)

3.

Freeing Up Food: The Ongoing Cost, and Potential Reform, of Supply Management

C.D. Howe Institute
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 16 Apr 2010
William B. P. Robson and Colin Busby
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 142 (278,757)
Citation 10

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Governance and Public Institutions, Canadian agriculture, supply management policy, agricultural production quotas

4.

Inflated Expectations: More Immigrants Can't Solve Canada's Aging Problem on Their Own

C.D. Howe Institute e-brief 274
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 15 Mar 2018
William B. P. Robson and Parisa Mahboubi
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 139 (283,418)
Citation 11

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Population Trends

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Healthcare Costs in Canada: Stopping Bad News Getting Worse

C.D. Howe Institute e-Brief 275
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 26 Apr 2018
William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 99 (360,620)
Citation 9

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Health Care Spending

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Supersized Superannuation:The Startling Fair-Value Cost of Canadian Public Service Pensions

Rotman International Journal of Pension Management, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2010
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 01 Jun 2010
Alexandre Laurin and William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 80 (410,613)

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Fair-Value, Liability Discount Rate, Pension Fund, Public Accounts, Public Service Pensions

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Supersized Superannuation: The Startling Fair-Value Cost of Federal Government Pensions

C.D. Howe Institute
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 20 Feb 2010
Alexandre Laurin and William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 79 (413,526)
Citation 11

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Pension Papers, governance and public institutions, fair-value accounting, defined-benefit pension plan

8.

Adaptability, Accountability and Sustainability: Intergovernmental Fiscal Arrangements in Canada

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 431
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 14 Jul 2015
William B. P. Robson and Alexandre Laurin
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 77 (419,659)
Citation 10

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Fiscal and Tax Policy

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Managing the Costs of Healthcare for an Aging Population: The Fiscal Impact of New Brunswick's Demographic Glacier

C.D. Howe Institute ebrief 198
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 17 Jan 2015
Colin Busby, William B. P. Robson and Aaron Jacobs
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Downloads 73 (432,175)
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Social Policy, Health Policy, Healthcare, Seniors

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Holding Canada's Cities to Account: An Assessment of Municipal Fiscal Management

C.D. Howe Institute Vol. 145, November 2011
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 05 Jan 2012
Benjamin Dachis and William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 73 (432,175)
Citation 2

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Fiscal & Tax Competitiveness, Governance and Public Institutions, Urban Issues Series, Canadian municipalities, fiscal management, municipal budgets

11.

Managing Healthcare for an Aging Population: Are Demographics a Fiscal Iceberg for Newfoundland and Labrador?

C.D. Howe Institute ebrief 200
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 18 Jan 2015
Colin Busby, William B. P. Robson and Aaron Jacobs
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Downloads 63 (466,591)
Citation 4

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Social Policy, Health Policy, Healthcare, Seniors

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Building Better Budgets: Canada's Cities Should Clean Up Their Financial Reporting

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 439
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 24 Nov 2015
Benjamin Dachis and William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 59 (481,656)
Citation 6

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Public Governance and Accountability

13.

Modernizing Private Pensions: Canada Responds to a Global Challenge

Rotman International Journal of Pension Management, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2009
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 30 Oct 2009
William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 57 (489,461)

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Pension Fund, Pension Policy, Private Pensions, Retirement, Retirement Saving, Saving

14.

Healthcare Spending Overshoots a Threat to Sustainability

C.D. Howe Institute E-Brief 290 (2019)
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 29 May 2019
William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 46 (536,577)
Citation 2

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Health Policy; Government Debt and Deficits; Health Care Spending

15.

Le Défi Budgétaire De La Population Vieillissante: Planifier Les Coûts Des Soins De Santé AU Québec (An Aging Population Fiscal Challenge: Planning for Healthcare Costs in Quebec)

C.D. Howe Institute ebrief No. 194
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 17 Jan 2015
William B. P. Robson, Colin Busby and Aaron Jacobs
C.D. Howe Institute, C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 45 (541,196)

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Social Policy, Health Policy, Healthcare, Seniors

16.

Outliving Our Savings: Registered Retirement Income Funds Rules Need a Big Update

C.D. Howe Institute Ebrief 175
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 06 Jun 2014
William B. P. Robson and Alexandre Laurin
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 43 (550,903)
Citation 7

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Governance and Public Institutions, Pension Papers

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Back to Balance: A Shadow Federal Budget for 2010

C.D. Howe Institute Backgrounder, No. 127
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 06 Mar 2010
Alexandre Laurin, William B. P. Robson, Colin Busby and Finn Poschmann
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Downloads 42 (555,864)
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Fiscal and Tax Competitiveness, shadow budget, federal budget, federal deficit

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Impulse Spending: Canada's 2011 Fiscal Accountability Rankings

C.D. Howe Institute
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 19 Oct 2011
Colin Busby and William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 41 (560,954)
Citation 3

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Fiscal & Tax Competitiveness, Canada, Canadian provinces, fiscal accountability rankings

19.

Rethinking Limits on Tax-Deferred Retirement Savings in Canada

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 495; ISBN: 978-1-987983-46-3
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 11 Nov 2017
William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 40 (566,044)
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Retirement Saving and Income

20.

The Fiscal Implications of Canadians’ Working Longer

C.D. Howe Institute e-brief 268
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 27 Nov 2017
William B. P. Robson, Colin Busby and Aaron Jacobs
C.D. Howe Institute, C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 38 (576,218)
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Health, Fiscal and Tax Policy

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Managing the Costs of Healthcare for an Aging Population: Good — And Bad — News About Saskatchewan's Fiscal Glacier

C.D. Howe Institute ebrief 197
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 21 Dec 2014
William B. P. Robson, Colin Busby and Aaron Jacobs
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Downloads 37 (581,567)
Citation 1

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Social Policy, Health Policy, Healthcare, Seniors

22.

Cutting Through Pension Complexity: Easy Steps Forward for the 2010 Federal Budget

C.D. Howe Institute Backgrounder, No. 126
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 06 Mar 2010
William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 37 (581,567)
Citation 12

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Pension Papers, Financial Services, defined-benefit (DB) plan, defined-contribution (DC) plan, registered retirement savings plan (RRSP)

23.

Healthcare and an Aging Population: Managing Slow-Growing Revenues and Rising Health Spending in British Columbia

C.D. Howe Institute ebrief 195
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 21 Dec 2014
William B. P. Robson, Colin Busby and Aaron Jacobs
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Social Policy, Health Policy, Healthcare, Seniors

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Ottawa's Hidden Deficit: The Widening Gap between Federal Government Pension Liabilities and Assets

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 406
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 12 Apr 2014
William B. P. Robson and Alexandre Laurin
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 33 (604,087)
Citation 8

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Governance and Public Institutions, Pension

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Managing Healthcare for an Aging Population: Does the Demographic Glacier Portend a Fiscal Ice-Age in Ontario?

C.D. Howe Institute E-brief 148
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 29 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 02 Jul 2013
Colin Busby and William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 33 (604,087)
Citation 5

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Healthcare, Social Policy, Health Policy, aging population, Ontario

26.

Show Us the Numbers: Grading the Financial Reports of Canada’s Municipalities

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 524
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 07 Dec 2018
William B. P. Robson and Farah Omran
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 32 (609,892)
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Public Governance and Accountability; Capital Projects Costs and Benefits; Property Taxes; Transparency of Public Finances; Urban Issues

27.

Premium Compensation: The Ballooning Cost of Federal Government Employees

C.D. Howe Institute e-brief No. 258
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 13 May 2017
Alexandre Laurin and William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 32 (609,892)
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Retirement Saving and Income

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Managing the Cost of Healthcare for an Aging Population: Prince Edward Island's $13 Billion Healthcare Squeeze

C.D. Howe Institute ebrief 201
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 18 Jan 2015
Colin Busby, William B. P. Robson and Aaron Jacobs
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Downloads 32 (609,892)
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Social Policy, Health Policy, Healthcare, Seniors

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Delivering Healthcare to an Aging Population: Nova Scotia's Fiscal Glacier

C.D. Howe Institute ebrief 199
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 17 Jan 2015
Colin Busby, William B. P. Robson and Aaron Jacobs
C.D. Howe Institute, C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 32 (609,892)
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Social Policy, Health Policy, Healthcare, Seniors

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Achieving Balance, Spurring Growth: A Shadow Federal Budget for 2012

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 05 Apr 2012
Alexandre Laurin and William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 32 (609,892)
Citation 5

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Canada, Federal Budget 2012, Federal employee compensation, tax base, Crown Corporations

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Don’t Double Down on the CPP: Expansion Advocates Understate the Plan’s Risks

C.D. Howe Institute
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 15 Jul 2011
William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 31 (615,909)
Citation 9

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Pension Papers, Canada Pension Plan (CPP), defined-benefit plan, Quebec Pension Plan

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Managing Healthcare for an Aging Population: Ontario's Troubling Collision Course

C.D. Howe Institute ebrief 192
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 21 Dec 2014
William B. P. Robson, Colin Busby and Aaron Jacobs
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Social Policy, Health Policy, Healthcare, Seniors

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Baffling Budgets: Canada's Cities Need Better Financing Reporting

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 397
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 23 Jan 2014
Benjamin Dachis and William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Fiscal Policy and Tax Competitiveness

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Managing Healthcare for an Aging Population: How Alberta Can Confront Its Coming Fiscal Challenge

C.D. Howe Institute e-brief 145
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 30 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 02 Jul 2013
Colin Busby and William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Heathcare, Social Policy, Health Policy, Aging Population

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Fuzzy Finances: Grading the Financial Reports of Canada's Municipalities

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 496
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 06 Dec 2017
Benjamin Dachis, William B. P. Robson and Farah Omran
C.D. Howe Institute, C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Fiscal and Tax Policy

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Target Practice Needed: Canada’s 2010 Fiscal Accountability Rankings

C.D. Howe Institute Backgrounder, No. 129, May 2010, C.D. Howe Institute Backgrounder, No. 129, May 2010
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 12 Aug 2010
Colin Busby and William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Fiscal Policy, Canadian Federal, Provincial and Territorial Governments Fiscal Accountability Rankings

37.

Worse Than It Looks: The True Burden and Risks of Federal Employee Pension Plans

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary No. 449
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 06 May 2016
William B. P. Robson and Alexandre Laurin
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 27 (641,565)
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Retirement Income and Saving

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A Faster Track to Fiscal Balance: The 2011 Shadow Budget

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, No. 320, February 2011
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 02 Mar 2011
Alexandre Laurin and William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Fiscal Policy, Canada, Federal Budget, Shadow Budget

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Controlling the Public Purse: The Fiscal Accountability of Canada's Senior Governments, 2016

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 448
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 19 Apr 2016
Colin Busby and William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 26 (648,551)
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Fiscal and Tax Policy

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Healthcare Spending Decelerating? Not so Fast!

C.D. Howe Institute ebrief 246
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 23 Sep 2016
William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 25 (655,457)
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Health Policy

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Managing the Cost of Healthcare for an Aging Population: The Fiscal Challenge Quebec Has Yet to Face

C.D. Howe Institute E-brief 149
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 09 Jul 2013
Colin Busby and William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Social Policy, Health Policy, Healthcare, aging population, Quebec

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Managing the Cost of Healthcare for an Aging Population: Nova Scotia's Healthcare Glacier

C.D. Howe Institute e-brief 151
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 04 Jul 2013
Colin Busby and William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 25 (655,457)
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Healthcare, Social Policy, Health Policy, Aging Population, Nova Scotia

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Canada's 2012 Fiscal Accountability Rankings

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 373
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 29 Jun 2013
Colin Busby and William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 25 (655,457)
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Fiscal Policy, Tax Competitiveness, Budgets, Revenue

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Thin Capitalization: Weak Business Investment Undermines Canadian Workers

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 550, 2019
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 01 Oct 2019
William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 24 (662,622)
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Fiscal and Tax Policy; Innovation and Business Growth; Business Investment

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Two Sets of Books at City Hall? Grading the Financial Reports of Canada's Cities

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 460
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 28 Nov 2016
Benjamin Dachis, William B. P. Robson and Jennifer M Tsao
C.D. Howe Institute, C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 24 (662,622)
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Public Governance and Accountability

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Credibility on the (Bottom) Line: The Fiscal Accountability of Canada's Senior Governments, 2013

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 404
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 25 Mar 2014
Colin Busby and William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 24 (662,622)
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Fiscal Policy, Tax Competitiveness

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Equipping Canadians for Success: A Shadow Budget for 2014

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 399
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 01 Feb 2014
Alexandre Laurin and William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 24 (662,622)
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Fiscal Policy and Tax Competitiveness, Federal Budget

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Less Debt, More Growth: A Shadow Federal Budget for 2019

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 531; ISBN: 978-1-987983-91-3
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 22 Feb 2019
William B. P. Robson and Alexandre Laurin
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 23 (669,876)
Citation 9

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Fiscal and Tax Policy; Federal Budgets

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Managing the Costs of Healthcare for an Aging Population: How Alberta Can Confront Its Fiscal Glacier

C.D. Howe Institute ebrief 196
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 21 Dec 2014
William B. P. Robson, Colin Busby and Aaron Jacobs
C.D. Howe Institute, C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Social Policy, Health Policy, Healthcare, Seniors

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Where the Bucks Stop: A Shadow Federal Budget for 2016

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 447
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 19 Mar 2016
William B. P. Robson and Alexandre Laurin
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Fiscal and Tax Policy

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Capital Needed: Canada Needs More Robust Business Investment

C.D. Howe Institute e-Brief No. 179
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 18 Jul 2014
Benjamin Dachis, William B. P. Robson and Nicholas Chesterley
C.D. Howe Institute, C.D. Howe Institute and Nuffield College
Downloads 22 (677,450)
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Economic Growth, Innovation

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Healthcare for an Aging Population: Will Demographics Push Newfoundland and Labrador into a Fiscal Deep Freeze?

C.D. Howe Institute e-brief 153
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 04 Jul 2013
Colin Busby and William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 22 (677,450)
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Healthcare, Social Policy, Health Policy, Aging Population, Newfoundland, Labrador

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There is No Try: Sustainable Healthcare Requires Reining in Spending Overshoots

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 566, 2020
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 25 Mar 2020
William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute
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Health Policy; Health Financing and Insurance

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From A to F: Grading the Fiscal Transparency of Canada’s Cities, 2019

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 560
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 17 Dec 2019
William B. P. Robson and Farah Omran
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Public Governance and Accountability; Transparency of Public Finances

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Bending Canada's Healthcare Cost Curve: Watch Not What Governments Say, But What They Do

C.D. Howe Institute e-Brief 185
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 05 Oct 2014
William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 21 (684,907)
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Economic Growth and Innovation, Social Policy, Health Policy

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Ottawa's Pension Abyss: The Rapid Hidden Growth of Federal-Employee Retirement Liabilities

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 370
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 30 Jun 2013
William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute
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Pension Policy, retirement, investment, saving, RRSP

57.

An Aging Population Fiscal Challenge: Planning for Healthcare Costs in Quebec

C.D. Howe Institute ebrief 194
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 21 Dec 2014
William B. P. Robson, Colin Busby and Aaron Jacobs
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Social Policy, Health Policy, Healthcare, Seniors

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Ottawa's Secret Debt: The Burden and Risks of Federal Employee Pensions

C.D. Howe Institute ebrief No. 208
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 24 May 2015
William B. P. Robson and Alexandre Laurin
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Retirement Income and Saving; Pensions

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Prudence and Opportunity: A Shadow Federal Budget for 2013

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary No. 375
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 02 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 04 Oct 2013
Alexandre Laurin and William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Canada, Federal Budget 2013, Federal employee compensation, tax base, Crown Corporations

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Fixing MP Pensions: Parliamentarians Must Lead Canada's Move to Fairer, and Better-Funded Retirements

C.D. Howe Institute Working Paper No. 146
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 14 Mar 2012
William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute
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Pension Papers, Canada, pension reform, Pension Plan for Members of Parliament (MPs), federal employee pension plan

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Show and Tell: Rating the Fiscal Accountability of Canada’s Senior Governments, 2019

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 545, 2019, ISBN 978-1-989483-05-3
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 20 Jun 2019
William B. P. Robson and Farah Omran
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Fiscal and Tax Policy; Transparency of Public Finances

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La Gestion Des Coûts Des Soins De Santé Pour Une Population Vieillissante: Le Défi Fiscal Que Le Québec N’A Pas Encore Relevé (Managing the Cost of Healthcare for an Aging Population: The Fiscal Challenge Quebec Has Yet to Face)

C.D. Howe Institute e-brief 149
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 04 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 08 Jul 2013
Colin Busby and William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Soins de sante, Healthcare, Aging Population, Quebec, Québec

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More RRBs, Please! Why Ottawa Should Issue More Inflation-Indexed Bonds

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary No. 363
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 19 Oct 2012
Philippe Bergevin and William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Financial Services, Monetary Policy, Canada, real-return bonds (RRBs), Bank of Canada

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Bigger CPP, Bigger Risks: What 'Fully Funded' Expansion Means and Doesn't Mean

C.D. Howe Institute ebrief 256
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 05 Apr 2017
William B. P. Robson and Alexandre Laurin
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Retirement Saving and Income

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Challenges, Growth and Opportunity: A Shadow Federal Budget for 2015

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary No. 423
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 19 Apr 2015
William B. P. Robson and Alexandre Laurin
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Fiscal Policy, Tax Competitiveness

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The Costs of Inflexible Indexing: Avoiding the Adverse Fiscal Impacts of Lower Inflation

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, No. 322, February 2011
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 31 Mar 2011
Philippe Bergevin and William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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monetary policy, Consumer Price Index (CPI), Bank of Canada, inflation control

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Blown Budgets: Canada's Senior Governments Need Better Fiscal Controls

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 512
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 29 May 2018
William B. P. Robson and Farah Omran
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Fiscal and Tax Policy; Federal Budgets; Government Debt and Deficits; Program Spending and Evaluation; Provincial Taxation and Budgets; Transparency of Public Finances

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Righting the Course: A Shadow Federal Budget for 2018

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 503
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 08 Mar 2018
William B. P. Robson, Alexandre Laurin and Rosalie Wyonch
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Fiscal and Tax Policy

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Drawing Down Our Savings: The Prospects for RRIF Holders Following the 2015 Federal Budget

C.D. Howe Institute ebrief No. 210
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 10 Jul 2015
William B. P. Robson and Alexandre Laurin
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Retirement Income and Saving; Pensions

70.

By the Numbers: The Fiscal Accountability of Canada's Senior Governments, 2015

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary No. 427
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 19 Apr 2015
Colin Busby and William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Citation 9

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Fiscal Policy and Tax Competitiveness

71.

Managing the Cost of Healthcare for an Aging Population: Manitoba's Looming Funding Gap

C.D. Howe Institute e-brief 147
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 30 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 02 Jul 2013
Colin Busby and William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Healthcare, Social Policy, Health Policy, Aging Population, Manitoba

72.

Managing Healthcare for an Aging Population: Some Good News and Some Bad News for Saskatchewan

C.D. Howe Institute e-brief 146
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 30 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 02 Jul 2013
Colin Busby and William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Healthcare, Social Policy, Health Policy, Aging Population, Saskatchwan

73.

Numbers You Can Trust? The Fiscal Accountability of Canada's Senior Governments, 2017

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 476
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 27 Apr 2017
William B. P. Robson and Colin Busby
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Citation 9

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Fiscal and Tax Policy

74.

Equipment Failure: Feeble Business Investment Costs Canadians Their Competitive Edge

C.D. Howe Institute e-Brief 255
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 25 Mar 2017
William B. P. Robson, Aaron Jacobs and Benjamin Dachis
C.D. Howe Institute, C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Innovation and Business Growth

75.

Managing Healthcare for an Aging Population: New Brunswick's $78 Billion Question

C.D. Howe Institute e-brief 150
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 04 Jul 2013
Colin Busby and William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Healthcare, Social Policy, Health Policy, Aging Population, New Brunswick

76.

Managing the Cost of Healthcare for an Aging Population: British Columbia Confronts its Glacier

C.D. Howe Institute E-brief 144
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 29 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 02 Jul 2013
Colin Busby and William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Healthcare, Social Policy Health Policy, aging population, British Columbia

77.

The Numbers Game: Rating the Fiscal Accountability of Canada’s Senior Governments, 2018

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 511
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 17 May 2018
William B. P. Robson and Farah Omran
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Fiscal and Tax Policy; Federal Budgets; Program Spending and Evaluation; Provincial Taxation and Budgets; Role and Efficiency of Government; Transparency of Public Finances

78.

A Crisis of Capital: Canadian Workers Need More Tools, Buildings and Equipment

C.D. Howe Institute ebrief 223
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 17 Dec 2015
Benjamin Dachis, William B. P. Robson and Aaron Jacobs
C.D. Howe Institute, C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Innovation and Business Growth

79.

What You See is Not What You Get: Budgets versus Results in Canada’s Major Cities, 2019

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 565
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 18 Mar 2020
William B. P. Robson and Farah Omran
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Public Governance and Accountability; Transparency of Public Finances

80.

Retiring Employees, Unretired Debt: The Surprising Hidden Cost of Federal Employee Pensions

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 514
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 18 Jun 2018
William B. P. Robson and Alexandre Laurin
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Retirement Saving and Income

81.

Managing Healthcare for an Aging Population: How Manitoba Can Confront Its Healthcare Glacier

C.D. Howe Institute ebrief 193
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 21 Dec 2014
William B. P. Robson, Colin Busby and Aaron Jacobs
C.D. Howe Institute, C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Social Policy, Health Policy, Healthcare, Seniors

82.

Supporting Growth, Restoring Confidence: A Shadow Federal Budget for 2020

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 567
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 08 Apr 2020
Alexandre Laurin and William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Fiscal and Tax Policy; Federal Budgets

83.

Tooling Up: Canada Needs More Robust Capital Investment

C.D. Howe Institute 520
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 08 Oct 2018
William B. P. Robson, Jeremy Kronick and Jacob Kim
C.D. Howe Institute, C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Innovation and Business Growth; Financial Services and Regulation

84.

Healthcare for an Aging Population: Prince Edward Island's $14 Billion Healthcare Glacier

C.D. Howe Institute e-brief 152
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 04 Jul 2013
Colin Busby and William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Healthcare, Social Policy, Health Policy, Aging Population, Prince Edward Island

85.

Big Spenders: Canada’s Senior Governments Have a Bad Budget Habit

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 548
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 18 Jul 2019
William B. P. Robson and Farah Omran
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Fiscal and Tax Policy; Transparency of Public Finances

86.

Wild Numbers: Getting Better Fiscal Accountability in Canada’s Municipalities

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 527
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 02 Jan 2019
William B. P. Robson and Farah Omran
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Fiscal and Tax Policy; Government Assets; Government Debt and Deficits; Provincial Comparisons; Transparency of Public Finances; Urban Issues; User Fees

87.

Equipping Canadian Workers: Business Investment Loses a Step Against Competitors Abroad

C.D. Howe Institute E-brief 167
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 12 Nov 2013
Benjamin Dachis and William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Economic Growth and Innovation

88.

Good, Bad, and Incomplete: Grading the Fiscal Transparency of Canada’s Senior Governments, 2021

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 607 (2021)
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 15 May 2022
William B. P. Robson and Miles Wu
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Fiscal and Tax Policy, Provincial Comparisons, Provincial Taxation and Budgets, Transparency of Public Finances

89.

Declining Vital Signs: Canada's Investment Crisis

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 606, 2021
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 19 May 2022
William B. P. Robson and Miles Wu
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Innovation and business growth; business investment; fiscal and tax policy

90.

Time for an Upgrade: Fiscal Accountability in Canada’s Cities, 2020

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 589
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 10 May 2022
William B. P. Robson and Miles Wu
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Fiscal and Tax Policy; Municipal Finance; Governance

91.

From Chronic to Acute: Canada’s Investment Crisis

C.D. Howe Institute e-Brief 312
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 10 May 2022
William B. P. Robson and Miles Wu
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Innovation and Business Growth; Business Investment

92.

Puzzling Plans and Surprise Surpluses: Canada’s Cities Need More Transparent Budgets

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 592
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 10 May 2022
William B. P. Robson and Miles Wu
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Fiscal and Tax Policy; Municipal Finance; Governance

93.

Gaps, Quirks and Fixes: Accounting for Broader Public-Sector Pension Plans in Canada

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 574 (2020)
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 13 Apr 2022
William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute
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Retirement Saving and Income; Fiscal and Tax Policy; Transparency of Public Finances

94.

Trouble on the Bottom Line: Canada's Governments Must Produce More Reliable Budgets

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 611, 2021
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 19 May 2022
William B. P. Robson and Miles Wu
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Fiscal and tax policy, provincial comparisons, provincial taxation and budgets, transparency of public finances

95.

Recovery and Stability: A Shadow Federal Budget for 2021

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 597
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 10 May 2022
Don Drummond, Alexandre Laurin and William B. P. Robson
Queen's University, C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Fiscal and Tax Policy; Federal Budgets

96.

Busted Budgets: Canada’s Senior Governments Can’t Stick to Their Fiscal Plans

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 581
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 10 May 2022
William B. P. Robson and Farah Omran
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Fiscal and Tax Policy; Provincial Comparisons, Provincial Taxation and Budgets, Transparency of Public Finances

97.

Under the Rug: The Pitfalls of an “Operating Balance” Approach for Reporting Federal Employee Pension Obligations

C.D. Howe Institute e-Brief 309
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 02 May 2022
Alexandre Laurin and William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Retirement Saving and Income; Federal Budgets

98.

The ABCs of Fiscal Accountability: Grading Canada’s Senior Governments, 2020

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 577
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 02 May 2022
William B. P. Robson and Farah Omran
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Fiscal and Tax Policy; Provincial Comparisons; Provincial Taxation and Budgets; Transparency of Public Finances.