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Department of Finance Canada Releases Annual Report on Federal Tax Expenditures

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Teleworking may seem easier, but it could disrupt your work-life balance – UN reports

Using smartphones, laptops and other technology to work from home can be a blessing – it does away with rush hour traffic, for example – but it also diminishes personal space and contact with colleagues, according to a new study... Read More

‘Year of Pulses’ closes with call to build on strong momentum among famers, private sector – UN

Although the International Year of Pulses has helped raise awareness globally of the many benefits of pulses, such as beans, lentils and chickpeas, gains must be further strengthened to achieve the international community's new development goals, the United Nations Food... Read More

Getting to the Core of Inflation

Deputy Governor Lawrence Schembri discusses the uses and measures of core inflation in the conduct of monetary policy. ... Read More

Bank of Canada announces winners of the second edition of The Governor’s Challenge

The Bank of Canada today announced that the team from McGill University won the second annual Governor’s Challenge, a student competition in which teams simulate the role of advisor to the Bank’s policy-makers. ... Read More

Government Welcomes the Advisory Council on Economic Growth’s Second Wave of Recommendations

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Official International Reserves – February 3, 2017

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Building the next generation of economic models is a priority for the Bank of Canada, Governor Poloz says

Building the next generation of models that incorporate advances in economic knowledge and technology is a priority for the Bank of Canada, Governor Stephen S. Poloz said today. ... Read More

Models and the Art and Science of Making Monetary Policy

Governor Stephen S. Poloz discusses the evolution of economic models and the need for central bankers to apply judgment in using them. ... Read More

Opening Statement before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance

Deputy Governor Sylvain Leduc discusses household debt and house prices, the risks they pose to financial stability and the role of the Bank of Canada. ... Read More

PISA 2015 key findings for Canada

This country note presents student performance in science, reading and mathematics, and measures equity in education in Canada. The interactive charts allow you to compare results with other countries participating in the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). ... Read More

Revenue Statistics 2016: Country highlights

This annual publication presents detailed country notes and internationally comparable tax data for all OECD countries from 1965 onwards. ... Read More

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría welcomes the signature of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA)

“I congratulate Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, President of the European Council Donald Tusk, and President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker on the signature of the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA). The deal comes at a crucial... Read More

Consumption Tax Trends 2016: Country highlights

This publication provides detailed country notes on Value Added Tax/Goods and Services Tax (VAT/GST) and excise duty rates in OECD member countries. ... Read More

Environmental taxes: Key findings for Canada LINK

This country note provides an environmental tax and carbon pricing profile for Canada. It shows environmentally related tax revenues, taxes on energy use and effective carbon rates. ... Read More

Society at a Glance 2016 – How does Canada compare?

The number of young people not in employment, education or training (NEETs) remains elevated in many countries since the crisis. This country note examines the characteristics of those at risk of being NEET in Canada along with policies to help... Read More

Education at a Glance 2016 – Country Notes

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Boosting productivity through greater small business dynamism in Canada

Small business dynamism is a feature of an SME sector that contributes to overall productivity growth, not an end in itself. ... Read More

Strengthening competition in network sectors and the internal market in Canada

Canada’s productivity performance has lagged that of many other OECD countries, despite some improvement in recent years. ... Read More

OECD Employment Outlook 2016 – Key findings for Canada

While Canada has experienced a fairly solid labour market recovery since the trough of the global recession, the decline in commodity prices since mid-2014 has slowed the recovery ... Read More