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Industrial policy is back — except in Ontario

Industrial policy — government interventions to grow and improve the competitiveness of select industries — is back in fashion, according to a new paper by John M. Curtis and Dan Ciuriak published by the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP). In fact, industrial policies never really went out of style, except in the Anglo-American […]

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#Budget2013 – Market intervention, conservative style

The reviews of Budget 2013 are in.  It is a big yawn.   A nothing Budget, a one- day wonder in terms of press interest, most of the new measures in it having been leaked beforehand. This misses a core point.  Budget 2013 is remarkable for one thing—the Conservative government has embraced a degree of market […]

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