New Provincial Policy Could Cost B.C. Taxpayers $6.4 Billion

July 16, 2018
Cardus

Study suggests new restrictions on bidding for public construction projects would drive up prices and hurt B.C. construction workers’ and the construction industry

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Toronto's New Payday Loan Rules Must Put Consumers First

April 10, 2018
Cardus

New guidelines for cities outline potential benefits and pitfalls of new payday loan rules

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Region of Waterloo Construction Contracting Policy Unfair, Uneconomic, and Uncompetitive

March 1, 2018
Cardus

Study finds region’s restrictive tendering policies fail to protect public interest in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, and the townships of Wellesley, Woolwich, Wilmot, and North Dumfries

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New Report Card on Ontario Payday Loan Rule Changes

January 11, 2018
Cardus

New rules are a mixed bag, but predatory lending will still be a problem

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Outdated Rules Deepen Ontario's Infrastructure Defecit

December 6, 2017
Cardus

Almost one in three Ontarians live in cities with restricted bidding rules that drive up construction costs.

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Ontario Can Do More to Help Folks Trapped by Payday Loans

February 27, 2017
Cardus

Cardus Work & Economics Program Director Brian Dijkema offers research-backed testimony on payday loan reforms to committee at Ontario legislature

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Competition for Public Contracts is Good for Taxpayers

January 17, 2017
Cardus

Research shows Ontario cities can save hundreds of millions of dollars with open bidding for contracts.

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Protecting the Vulnerable from the Payday Loan Holiday Debt Trap

December 8, 2016
Cardus

39% of Canadians intend to spend more money this year than last on Christmas gifts and other holiday purchases. What about those Canadians who will turn to "Christmas loans" from payday lenders? Cardus has a few alternative solutions.

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Toronto Has Options Other than Toll Roads

November 24, 2016
Cardus

If Toronto opened construction projects for competitive bids it could reduce the need for tolls by 50%

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