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The economy is recovering from an externally driven recession. Public spending growth must be restrained as planned starting in 2011 to put public finances onto a sustainable path, including in the health sector where efficiency gains and quality improvements are possible.
This paper presents a simulation model of the main budget aggregates of federal, provincial and territorial governments in Canada. It also contains an analysis of the cyclicality of Canadian governments’ fiscal policies between 1984 and 2007.
This workshop, hosted in Montreal, discussed how the production of renewable energy could represent a development opportunity for rural regions.
The aim of this paper is to assess the consequences of banking crises for public debt. Using an unbalanced panel of 154 countries from 1980 to 2006, the paper shows that banking crises are associated with a significant and long-lasting increase in government debt.
To what extent do governments use international standards in their technical regulations? This paper looks at the electrical household appliance, natural gas equipment and telephony sectors in Canada, Japan, Korea, Mexico, United States and the European Union.
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Canada’s labour market is emerging from the global recession somewhat faster than most other advanced economies.
G20 countries need to keep up the momentum of structural economic reform in order to boost confidence and job creation, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria tells G20 leaders.
Policy makers must strike a "new balance" between the twin needs for fiscal consolidation and support for a jobs-rich recovery, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria tells business leaders ahead of the G20 summit.
This review examines Québec's rural policy approach, which aims at community empowerment and land occupancy, and presents recommendations for integrating social, economic and entrepreneurial development and implementing stabilisation measures in lagging areas.
La politique de développement rural adoptée par le gouvernement provincial du Québec compte parmi les plus innovantes de la zone OCDE, a déclaré Angel Gurría lors de la présentation de cette publication. Représentant 20 % du PIB du Québec, les zones rurales ont également connu le plus fort accroissement du revenu des ménages à l’intérieur de la province entre 2000 et 2005, démontrant ainsi que ruralité ne rime pas avec déclin