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OECD Secretary General Angel Gurría in Canada on 13-14 June - Economic Survey of Canada and Employment and Skills Strategy in Montreal

 

8/6/2016 - The latest OECD Economic Survey of Canada, to be published on Monday 13 June, discusses how the Canadian economy is adjusting to the fall in commodity prices. The Survey assesses future growth and employment prospects as the economy shifts toward non-resource-based activity, including policies for accompanying this transition. Special chapters focus on reforms to stimulate competition in network sectors and boost productivity through greater small business dynamism.

 

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will present the Survey with Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau on 13 June in Montreal, during a press conference starting at 10:00 local time (14:00 GMT) at the Conference of Montreal - International Economic Forum of the Americas (Salle Fontaine G, Hôtel Bonaventure, 900, rue de la Gauchetière Ouest, Montréal).

 

The Survey will be available, in English and French, to registered journalists on the OECD's password-protected website at 14:00 GMT for immediate release. Create your MyOECD account here.

 

An Overview of the Economic Survey, with the main conclusions, will be freely accessible on the OECD’s web site at: www.oecd.org/canada/economic-survey-canada.htm. You are invited to include this Internet link in reports on the Survey.

 

Journalists must be accredited to cover the news conference. Media registration and interview enquiries can be sent to Andrea Wong (+1 514-843-2384).

 

For further information on the news conference, contact Carol Guthrie (Head of OECD Washington Centre), David Barnabe (Dept. of Finance Canada) or Kristin Gable (Conference de Montreal).

 

Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic version of the OECD Economic Survey of Canada by e-mail and under embargo.

 

The Survey will be sent by e-mail on request only. In asking to receive the Survey under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD’s embargo procedures. Requests to receive the Survey by under embargo should be sent by e-mail to embargo@oecd.org.

 

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Mr Gurria will present a new Montreal-specific economic report to Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre during a news conference on Tuesday 14 June, starting at 10:30 a.m. local time (City Hall, 275 rue Notre-Dame Est, Montréal, QC H2Y 1C6).

 

The report, Montréal, Métropole de Talents: Pistes d’action pour améliorer l’emploi, l’innovation et les compétences (Montreal, Metropolis of Talent: An Action Plan for Boosting Employment, Innovation and Skills), will be available, in French, immediately following the news conference, at: www.oecd.org/employment/leed/.

 

For further information on the news conference, media should contact Catherine Maurice, Director of Communications for Mayor Coderre.

 

For further information on the report, media should contact Sylvain Giguere  (+33 6 03 81 31 34), head of the OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme.

 

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