Benjamin Dachis

C.D. Howe Institute

Policy Analyst

67 Yonge St., Suite 300

Toronto, Ontario M5E 1J8

Canada

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (45)

1.

Changing the Channel on Canadian Communications Regulation

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 451
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 26 May 2016
Benjamin Dachis and Daniel Schwanen
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute - Research
Downloads 175 (235,062)
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Industry Regulation and Competition Policy

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Rethinking Royalty Rates: Why There is a Better Way to Tax Oil and Gas Development

C.D. Howe Institute
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 14 Oct 2011
Colin Busby, Benjamin Dachis and Bev Dahlby
C.D. Howe Institute, C.D. Howe Institute and University of Alberta - Department of Economics
Downloads 173 (237,378)
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Fiscal and Tax Competitiveness, Province of Alberta, oil and gas royalties, tax revenues

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Tackling Traffic: The Economic Cost of Congestion in Metro Vancouver

C.D. Howe Institute eBrief 206
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 15 Mar 2015
Benjamin Dachis
C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 158 (256,269)
Citation 9

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Economic Growth and Innovation, Urban Issues Series, Congestion, Traffic

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The Laws of Unintended Consequence: The Effect of Labour Legislation on Wages and Strikes

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, No. 304, June 2010
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 08 Jul 2010
Benjamin Dachis and Robert Hebdon
C.D. Howe Institute and McGill University
Downloads 158 (256,269)

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Economic Growth and Innovation, Canadian Federal and Provincial Governments, Labour Relations, Compulsory Arbitration, Back-to-Work Legislation

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Cars, Congestion and Costs: A New Approach to Evaluating Government Infrastructure Investment

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 385
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 01 Aug 2013
Benjamin Dachis
C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 146 (273,134)
Citation 10

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Economic Growth, Innovation, Congestion, Public Infrastructure, Transportation

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All's Well that Ends Well: Addressing End-of-Life Liabilities for Oil and Gas Wells

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 492
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 02 Oct 2017
Benjamin Dachis, Blake Shaffer and Vincent Thivierge
C.D. Howe Institute, University of Calgary and University of Ottawa - Institute of the Environment
Downloads 131 (296,899)
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Energy and Natural Resources, Business Investment, Environmental Policies and Norms, Oil and Gas

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Stuck in Place: The Effect of Land Transfer Taxes on Housing Transactions

C.D. Howe Institute 364
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 03 Nov 2012
Benjamin Dachis
C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 128 (302,245)
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Fiscal and Tax Competitiveness, Canadian provincial and municipal governments, Land Transfer Taxes (LTTs), real estate sale or transfer, household mobility

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Through the Roof: The High Cost of Barriers to Building New Housing in Canadian Municipalities

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 513
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 29 May 2018
Benjamin Dachis and Vincent Thivierge
C.D. Howe Institute and University of Ottawa - Institute of the Environment
Downloads 126 (305,698)
Citation 8

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Industry Regulation and Competition Policy; Financial Services and Regulation; Housing and Mortgages

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Drilling Down on Royalties: How Canadian Provinces Can Improve Non-Renewable Resource Taxes

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 435
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 27 Sep 2015
Robin Boadway and Benjamin Dachis
Queen's University and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 110 (336,672)
Citation 13

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Energy and Natural Resources, Taxation, Non-renewable resource

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Small Business Preferences as a Barrier to Growth: Not So Tall after All

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary No. 426
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 24 May 2015
Benjamin Dachis and John Lester
C.D. Howe Institute and University of Calgary - The School of Public Policy
Downloads 82 (405,297)
Citation 13

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Fiscal and Tax Policy

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Access Denied: The Effect of Apprenticeship Restrictions in Skilled Trades

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 380
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 01 Aug 2013
Robbie Brydon and Benjamin Dachis
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 77 (420,191)
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Economic Growth, Innovation, Skills, Trades, Apprenticeship, Labour Market

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A Roadmap to Municipal Reform: Improving Life in Canadian Cities

C.D. Howe Institute Policy Study 46
Number of pages: 288 Posted: 17 Nov 2018
Benjamin Dachis
C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 74 (429,612)

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Public Investments and Infrastructure; Capital Projects Costs and Benefits;Crown Corporations and other Government Enterprises;Government Assets;Local Services and Governments;Property Taxes;Public-Private Partnerships;Role and Efficiency of Government;Transportation;Urban Issues;User Fees

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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 (432,763)
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Fiscal & Tax Competitiveness, Governance and Public Institutions, Urban Issues Series, Canadian municipalities, fiscal management, municipal budgets

14.

Picking Up Savings: The Benefits of Competition in Municipal Waste Services

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary No. 308
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 03 Oct 2010
Benjamin Dachis
C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 72 (436,051)
Citation 14

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Urban Issues, competitive tendering, waste services contracts, Ontario, municipalities, contracting

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What Gets Measured Gets Managed: The Economic Burden of Business Property Taxes

C.D. Howe Institute Ebrief 166
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 27 Oct 2013
Adam Found, Benjamin Dachis and Peter Tomlinson
University of Toronto, C.D. Howe Institute and University of Toronto
Downloads 63 (467,175)
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Fiscal and Tax Competitiveness

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National Priorities 2016: The Future of Canadian Energy Policy

C.D. Howe Institute ebrief 224
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 17 Jan 2016
Benjamin Dachis
C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 62 (470,866)
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Industry Regulation and Competition Policy

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At the Crossroads: New Ideas for Charity Finance in Canada

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 01 Apr 2012
Adam Aptowitzer and Benjamin Dachis
Drache Aptowitzer, LLP and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 62 (470,866)
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Governance and Public Institutions, Canada, Canadian charities, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)

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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 (482,287)
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Public Governance and Accountability

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Full Throttle: Reforming Canada's Aviation Policy

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary No. 398
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 26 Jan 2014
Benjamin Dachis
C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 56 (493,977)
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Economic Growth and Innovation

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Getting More Buildings for Our Bucks: Canadian Infrastructure Policy in 2016

C.D. Howe Institute ebrief 225
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 17 Jan 2016
Benjamin Dachis
C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 50 (519,172)
Citation 5

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Public Investments, Infrastructure

21.

Measuring Innovation in Canada: The Tale Told by Patent Applications

C.D. Howe Institute e-brief 191
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 10 Dec 2014
C.D. Howe Institute, C.D. Howe Institute, Nuffield College and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 48 (528,145)
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Economic Growth and Innovation, Energy & Environment

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Fiscal Soundness and Economic Growth: An Economic Program for Ontario

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 505
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 26 Mar 2018
Benjamin Dachis
C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 47 (532,593)

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Fiscal and Tax Policy; Provincial Taxation and Budgets

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The National Energy Board's Limits in Assessing Upstream Greenhouse Gas Emissions

C.D. Howe Institute ebrief 229
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 26 Feb 2016
Grant Bishop and Benjamin Dachis
University of Toronto - Faculty of Law and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 41 (561,663)
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Industry Regulation and Competition Policy

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New and Improved: How Institutional Investment in Public Infrastructure can Benefit Taxpayers and Consumers

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 473
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 06 Apr 2017
Benjamin Dachis
C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 38 (576,926)
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Public Investments and Infrastructure

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Hosing Homebuyers: Why Cities Should Not Pay for Water and Wastewater Infrastructure with Development Charges

C.D. Howe Institute e-Brief 281
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 31 Aug 2018
Benjamin Dachis
C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 34 (598,938)
Citation 11

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Public Investments and Infrastructure

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Death by a Thousand Cuts? Western Canada’s Oil and Natural Gas Policy Competitiveness Scorecard

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary No. 501
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 21 Feb 2018
Benjamin Dachis
C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 33 (604,846)
Citation 11

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Energy and Natural Resources; Business and Capital Taxation; Efficiency and Productivity; Electricity

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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
Downloads 30 (623,003)

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Fiscal Policy and Tax Competitiveness

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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
Downloads 28 (635,787)

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Fiscal and Tax Policy

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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 (663,492)
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Public Governance and Accountability

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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
C.D. Howe Institute, C.D. Howe Institute and Nuffield College
Downloads 22 (678,354)
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Economic Growth, Innovation

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How Ottawa Can Deliver a Reformed Canada Post

C.D. Howe Institute e-Brief No. 162
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 13 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 17 Aug 2013
Benjamin Dachis
C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 20 (693,432)
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Governance and Public Institutions, Canada Post, Transport

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The 2014 C.D. Howe Institute Business Tax Burden Ranking

C.D. Howe Institute e-brief 187
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 07 Nov 2014
Adam Found, Benjamin Dachis and Peter Tomlinson
University of Toronto, C.D. Howe Institute and University of Toronto
Downloads 19 (701,136)

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Fiscal Policy and Tax Competitiveness

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Speed Bump Ahead: Ottawa Should Drive Slowly on Clean Fuel Standards

C.D. Howe Institute e-Brief 279
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 09 Aug 2018
Benjamin Dachis
C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 18 (709,074)
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Energy and Natural Resources; Business Subsidies and Preferences; Efficiency and Productivity; Environmental Policies and Norms; Oil and Gas; Regulatory Burden; Transportation

34.

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
Downloads 15 (733,673)
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Innovation and Business Growth

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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
Downloads 14 (742,384)
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Innovation and Business Growth

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Railroad Blues: How to Get Canada's Rail Policy Back on Track

C.D. Howe Institute e-brief No. 207
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 19 Apr 2015
Benjamin Dachis
C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 10 (778,566)
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International Paper, Sectoral Studies, Railroad

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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
Downloads 9 (787,876)
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Economic Growth and Innovation

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Collective Bargaining in the Canadian Public Sector, 1978–2008: The Consequences of Restraint and Structural Change

British Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 54, Issue 1, pp. 192-213, 2016
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 22 Feb 2016
Michele Campolieti, Robert Hebdon and Benjamin Dachis
University of Toronto, McGill University and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 6 (817,096)

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Trains, Lanes and Automobiles: The Effect of COVID-19 on the Future of Public Transit

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 598 (2021)
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 11 May 2022
Benjamin Dachis and Rhys Godin
C.D. Howe Institute and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 5 (826,853)

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Public Investments and Infrastructure; Crown Corporations and other Government Enterprises; Public-Private Partnerships

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The Economic Cost of Toronto’s Land Transfer Tax

C.D. Howe Institute e-Brief 318
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 03 May 2022
Benjamin Dachis, Bev Dahlby and Jack Mintz
C.D. Howe Institute, University of Calgary and University of Calgary - The School of Public Policy
Downloads 4 (837,131)

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Fiscal and Tax Policy; Property Taxes

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Power Surge: The Causes of (and Solutions to) Ontario’s Electricity Price Rise Since 2006

C.D. Howe Institute e-Brief 316
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 03 May 2022
Benjamin Dachis and Joel Balyk
C.D. Howe Institute and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 3 (848,130)

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Energy and Natural Resources; Electricity; Role and Efficiency of Government

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The Impact of Collective Bargaining Legislation on Strike Activity and Wage Settlements

Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Vol. 53, Issue 3, pp. 394-429, 2014
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 04 Jun 2014
Michele Campolieti, Robert Hebdon and Benjamin Dachis
University of Toronto at Scarborough - Division of Management, McGill University and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 3 (848,130)

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An Oil Sands Inequity: Alberta's Outdated Bitumen Valuation Program

C.D. Howe Institute e-Brief 320 (2021)
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 15 May 2022
Joel Balyk, Benjamin Dachis and Charles DeLand
affiliation not provided to SSRN, C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 2 (860,449)

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Energy and Natural Resources; Capital Projects Costs and Benefits; Oil and Gas; Provincial Taxation and Budgets; Resources Taxation and Revenues

44.

Gimme Shelter: How High Municipal Housing Charges and Taxes Decrease Housing Supply

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 584
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 02 May 2022
Benjamin Dachis
C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 2 (860,449)

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Public Investments and Infrastructure; Local Services and Governments; Property Taxes; Urban Issues; User Fees

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Business Tax Burdens in Canada's Major Cities: The 2015 Report Card

C.D. Howe Institute eBrief 221
Posted: 24 Nov 2015
Benjamin Dachis, Peter Tomlinson and Adam Found
C.D. Howe Institute, University of Toronto and University of Toronto

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Public Investments, Infrastructure