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Canada’s population is slightly healthier than the OECD average, considering life expectancy and other general measures of health status. Smoking and alcohol consumption are also a little lower than the OECD average, but obesity rates are high. Indicators for access and quality of care are generally good, achieved with a level of health spending not much higher than the OECD average.
I want to focus on the urgent and systemic issue of climate change, which is more than just an environmental problem. Just two days ago, the 2017 Lancet Countdown report was released, showing that climate change is already a critical public health issue, one disproportionately affecting the most vulnerable as well as those least responsible for anthropogenic warming.
There is no single factor that can explain the rise of protectionism in the US, Brexit, Catalan separatism and the strength of populist parties in the Netherlands, France, Italy, Germany, Austria and other countries.
Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, will be in Toronto from 30 October to 1 November 2017, to attend the Toronto Global Forum, where he will deliver an Opening Keynote Address. Mr. Angel Gurría will also hold bilateral meetings with several high level authorities attending the event.
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Selected findings for Canada from the report "Preventing Ageing Unequally"
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Selected findings for Canada from the report "The Pursuit of Gender Equality: An Uphill Battle"
The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (the Global Forum) published today the first 10 outcomes of a new and enhanced peer review process aimed at assessing compliance with international standards for the exchange of information on request between tax authorities.