C.d. Howe Institute

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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.

Episodes

  • S3 E9: Budget 2021 Reaction

    S3 E9: Budget 2021 Reaction

    22/04/2021 Duration: 40min

    Ottawa is kicking the cost of COVID-19 down the road and crossing its fingers we don’t encounter any additional economic or health crises between now and 2055. The Institute’s CEO Bill Robson is joined by Director of Research Alex Laurin and Senior Fellow Don Drummond to discuss the implications, why we can’t grow our way out of the fiscal hole like we did after the Second World War, and why a consumption tax would be a more effective tool than a wealth tax.

  • S3 E8: Strengthening Canadas Childcare System

    S3 E8: Strengthening Canada's Childcare System

    12/04/2021 Duration: 26min

    With vaccinations ramping up, our attention turns to the post-pandemic recovery. But how can the country recover without women in the workforce? Dr. Jennifer Robson of Carleton University and McGill’s Ken Boessenkool tell Michael Hainsworth that now is not the time to build a national childcare program from scratch, but work needs to begin now on providing more accessible and affordable childcare, building on structures already in place.

  • S3 E7: Modern Monetary Theory with Farah Omran and Mark Zelmer

    S3 E7: Modern Monetary Theory with Farah Omran and Mark Zelmer

    05/04/2021 Duration: 21min

    Times of crisis open the door to new economic theories. As governments inflate debt to address them, talk about Modern Monetary Theory has grown into a chorus in some circles – particularly as the Americans discuss the “Green New Deal.” But as report authors Farah Omran and Mark Zelmer tell host Michael Hainsworth, Modern Monetary Theory has a serious flaw: relying on politicians to do the right thing.

  • S3 E6: Paying for the Pandemic while Helping Small Business with Jagmeet Singh

    S3 E6: Paying for the Pandemic while Helping Small Business with Jagmeet Singh

    25/03/2021 Duration: 28min

    Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh’s plan to pay for the pandemic is to tax the companies that benefitted the most from the coronavirus response. It would inject more than $5B into Canada’s coffers. Taxing big business is one thing, but how will the NDP help small businesses weather the third wave of infections and beyond? Host Michael Hainsworth found the party leader is preparing for an election he doesn’t want.

  • S3 E5: The Next Green Bond Wave with Glen Hodgson

    S3 E5: The Next Green Bond Wave with Glen Hodgson

    19/03/2021 Duration: 17min

    The explosive growth in demand for green bonds is expected to return post-COVID. C.D. Howe Institute Senior Fellow Glen Hodgson tells Michael Hainsworth the pandemic has given the oil patch, foreign investors, and Ottawa an opportunity to rebuild the economy around green thinking.

  • S3 E4: Industrial Policy for Industry 4.0

    S3 E4: Industrial Policy for Industry 4.0

    10/03/2021 Duration: 32min

    Governments are increasingly using industrial policy to give their Industry 4.0 economies a competitive edge. How should Canada respond after past failures in guiding the invisible hand of the markets? C.D. Howe Institute VP of Research Daniel Schwanen and Fellow-in-Residence Dan Ciuriak on lessons learned, and why we can’t fear the future.

  • S3 E3: 5G and Canadas Telecom Future

    S3 E3: 5G and Canada's Telecom Future

    26/02/2021 Duration: 36min

    The shift to remote work during COVID-19 has shone the spotlight on Canada’s infrastructure – and its digital divide. It comes at a time when the world is making a major shift to 5G. But unlike the previous generation, this one will trigger the next industrial revolution. Host Michael Hainsworth speaks to Shaw's SVP Brian O'Shaughnessy, Telus' Chief Customer Officer Tony Geheran, and Rogers' SVP Luciano Ramos for insight into how Canada stays competitive and bridges the geographic and economic divide.

  • S3 E2: Keystone XL with Kristen van de Biezenbos

    S3 E2: Keystone XL with Kristen van de Biezenbos

    29/01/2021 Duration: 28min

    The US President has scrapped the Keystone XL pipeline. Is this the end of the southbound extension for TC Energy and the province of Alberta? The University of Calgary’s Kristen van de Biezenbos warns the White House isn’t the biggest threat to the oil rich province: it’s the states.

  • S3 E1: Addressing Labour Supply Shortages in Healthcare

    S3 E1: Addressing Labour Supply Shortages in Healthcare

    26/01/2021 Duration: 26min

    In the midst of the worst pandemic in 100 years, addressing gaps in access to healthcare services in Canada has become a priority. The problem of a fractured provincial-based healthcare system has been exacerbated by COVID-19. With as many as 11,000 cancer, gynecologic, and other elective surgeries postponed each week in Ontario alone, the solution is in part more bodies. But as we learn from the C.D. Howe Institute’s Rosalie Wyonch and Doctor John Kingdom of Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital, we can’t just throw more money at doctors to fill the gaps.

  • S2 E22: 2020 – The Year of Unprecedented Times

    S2 E22: 2020 – The Year of Unprecedented Times

    17/12/2020 Duration: 32min

    2020 will be known as “the year of unprecedented times.” As COVID-19 vaccine injections begin, we look back at how Canada handled the pandemic – what we did right and what we did wrong – with crisis communications expert David Herle of The Gandalf Group, and the C.D. Howe Institute’s CEO Bill Robson.

  • S2 E21: Ontarios COVID Response with Steven Del Duca

    S2 E21: Ontario's COVID Response with Steven Del Duca

    10/12/2020 Duration: 26min

    Ontario Liberal leader Steven Del Duca says if made premier, he would make education his top priority. But by 2022 it’s expected COVID will be behind us as vaccines are distributed through the course of next year. So what’s his plan to get the economy back on track? And is now even the time to talk about that? Del Duca believes the time to set aside partisan politics in the COVID fight has come — and tells host Michael Hainsworth that the tipping point was Ford’s lack of focus on a safe return to the classroom.

  • S2 E20: Flattening the Curve on the Second Wave

    S2 E20: Flattening the Curve on the Second Wave

    27/11/2020 Duration: 35min

    The second wave of COVID-19 is upon us, and hard lessons learned over the spring aren’t necessarily being applied today. So how do we flatten the curve going into the holidays? Hear insights from Colleen M. Flood, University of Ottawa Research Chair in Health Law & Policy; Paul Jenkins, former Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada; and C.D. Howe Institute policy analyst Rosalie Wyonch.

  • S2 E19: The Path to Prosperity Post COVID-19

    S2 E19: The Path to Prosperity Post COVID-19

    12/11/2020 Duration: 41min

    What will it take to put Canada on the path to prosperity in a post-COVID world? The economy is forecast to rise in 2021 but it’s a case of “one step forward, two steps back.” Taxing our way out of Coronavirus debt isn’t the solution, warn Goldy Hyder and Robert Asselin of the Business Council of Canada. And Deloitte’s Chief Economist Craig Alexander tells us the solution was obvious before even the first confirmed case.

  • S2 E18: Donald Trump Has Won, Now What?

    S2 E18: Donald Trump Has Won, Now What?

    28/10/2020 Duration: 21min

    With the U.S. Presidential election right around the corner, what would Donald Trump's re-election mean for Canada? Michael Hainsworth put that to the Wilson Centre’s Christopher Sands and former PMO communications director Scott Reid, and learned how we might navigate four more years of a Trump presidency.

  • S2 E17: Joe Biden Has Won, Now What?

    S2 E17: Joe Biden Has Won, Now What?

    28/10/2020 Duration: 23min

    With the U.S. Presidential election right around the corner, what would a Joe Biden win mean for Canada? Michael Hainsworth sits down with the Wilson Centre’s Christopher Sands and former PMO communications director Scott Reid, to find out if a Biden victory will smooth over some of the cracks in the US-Canada relationship.

  • S2 E16: Open Banking with Abhishek Sinha

    S2 E16: Open Banking with Abhishek Sinha

    13/10/2020 Duration: 28min

    Open Banking is the future of finance. But how do we convince our banking system to “move fast and break things?” EY Canada’s Abhishek Sinha outlines to Michael Hainsworth the key pillars that are critical to innovation and success in the financial services sector of the 21st century.

  • 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

    17/09/2020 Duration: 24min

    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.

  • S2 E14: Adapting to New Realities in Trade

    S2 E14: Adapting to New Realities in Trade

    01/09/2020 Duration: 25min

    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.

  • S2 E13: Breaking Down Internal Trade Barriers

    S2 E13: Breaking Down Internal Trade Barriers

    13/08/2020 Duration: 30min

    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.

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

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

    30/07/2020 Duration: 32min

    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.

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