May 3, 2016
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Divest from damage and invest in a healthier future

David Suzuki
Banks and advisers are warning clients about the dangers of fossil-fuel-related portfolios, noting climate agreements, government regulations, reduced demand and market volatility make them risky.
Feb 16, 2013

Investing in our local economy

Michael Shuman is the author of a number of books, including most recently Local Dollars, Local Sense. Shuman says we our communities will be stronger and richer if we spend more at local businesses.
Aug 24, 2012

Dead money and corporate cash hoarding

Toby Sanger
Kudos to Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney for raising the profile of the over $500 billion Canadian corporations are holding in excess cash surpluses and not investing in the economy.
Aug 19, 2011

On balancing the budget

Andrew Jackson
Andrew Watt has written an especially cogent piece on why the balanced budget rule proposed for the Euro area by Merkel and Sarkozy is a very, very bad idea.
Apr 17, 2011

Canada's Caribbean bank tax holiday

Toby Sanger
Not only is an increasing share of Canadian direct investment abroad going through finance and insurance industries, but a growing share is also being funnelled into tax havens.
Apr 14, 2011

Historical analysis of business investment and taxes

Jim Stanford
Here is a link to the CCPA study we released yesterday, analyzing business capital investment spending in Canada. It tests for the significance of corporate tax variables and finds no such evidence.
Apr 9, 2011

The Borg and corporate taxes

Erin Weir
Perhaps the most compelling villain on Star Trek was the Borg, which seeks to assimilate other groups into its hive. The Macdonald-Laurier Institute seems to be performing this on Canada's right.
Nov 1, 2010

Community bonds: A social finance innovation

Tonya Surman
CSI and its partners is inviting the province to consider streamlining, clarifying and enabling the widespread take-up of Community Bonds in Ontario.
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