improve Canadians ’ standard of living by fostering sound economic and social policy. The Institute promotes the application of independent research and analysis to major economic and social issues affecting the quality of life of Canadians throughout the country. It takes a global perspective by considering the impact of international factors on Canada and bringing insights from other jurisdictions to the discussion of Canadian policy. Recommendations in the Institute’s publications are founded on quality research conducted by leading experts and subject to rigorous peer review. The Institute communicates clearly the analysis and recommendations arising from its work to the general public, the media, academia, experts, and policymakers. The Institute began life in 1958 when a group of prominent business and labour leaders organized the Private Planning Association of Canada to research and promote educational activities related to public economic and social policy. In 1973, the PPAC’s assets and activities were subsumed into the C.D. Howe Memorial Foundation to form the C.D. Howe Research Institute (HRI). The Foundation had been created in 1961 to memorialize the late Right Honourable Clarence Decatur Howe, Canada’s “Minister of Everything ” under prime ministers Mackenzie King and St. Laurent, whose distinguished career in public service spanned the period from 1935 to 1957. The C.D. Howe Institute celebrated its 50th Anniversary as th
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