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The unique OECD peer review process has helped improve public policy. It assesses how countries manage the design, adoption and enforcement of regulations according to a conceptual framework. It ensures comparability while taking account of institutional and cultural differences across countries.
As part of its ongoing work on the mutual agreement procedure (MAP) under tax treaties, the OECD makes available to the public annual statistics on the MAP caseloads of member countries and of certain non-OECD economies. MAP statistics have now been released for 2008 and 2009.
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This country note highlights key findings and challenges for Canada from the synthesis on Sickness, Disability and Work: Breaking the Barriers.
This single-country report in the OECD series Sickness, Disability and Work explores some of the reasons behind this phenomena in Canada and the potential of its innovative recent and ongoing reforms.
As part of the project “Environmental Impacts of International Shipping: the role of ports”, this case study focuses on the way the port of metro Vancouver and the Canadian authorities address the environmental impacts of the port and its interactions with the hinterlands.
Obesity rates are high in Canada, relative to most OECD countries, but they have not increased substantially in the last 15 years. Two out of 3 women are overweight and 1 in 4 people are obese in Canada, but the rate of increase has been one of the slowest in the OECD.
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.
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Canada’s labour market is emerging from the global recession somewhat faster than most other advanced economies.
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.
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The following case study describes successful practices of regulatory management and competitiveness enhancement in the state of British Columbia, Canada.