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Minister Morneau Brings Listening Tour to Fredericton

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Peace and stability vital for sustainable development in a fragile world, Kazakh Minister says at UN Assembly

Addressing the 72nd annual general debate at the United Nations General Assembly, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan reiterated his country’s commitment to sustainable development and urged global leaders to remain steadfast in their battle against climate change, including... Read More

Minister Morneau Brings Listening Tour to Halifax

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Jobs, Strong Economic Growth and Smart Investments Lead to Better Results

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How Canada’s International Trade is Changing with the Times

Deputy Governor Timothy Lane discusses the changing nature of international trade and the factors that are propelling it. ... Read More

Bank of Canada begins publishing daily data for new Canadian effective exchange rate (CEER) index

Daily data for the Bank’s new Canadian effective exchange rate (CEER) index is now available on the Bank of Canada’s website. ... Read More

South-South cooperation key to overcoming inequalities, says UN deputy chief

Underscoring the importance of South-South cooperation, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed today urged sustained commitment to mutually beneficial approaches that will ensure shared prosperity and make sustainable development a reality. ... Read More

Put people before profits, UN urges in annual trade report

Noting that the world economy in 2017 “is picking up but not taking off,” a new United Nations trade and development report has cautioned against fiscal austerity and harnessing finance to support job creation and infrastructure investment. ... Read More

UN trade report highlights impact of loss of land and resources to Palestinian economy

Agricultural output in the Occupied Palestinian Territory decreased by 11 per cent and the sector’s gross domestic product (GDP) share fell 0.5 per cent between 2015 and 2016 on the back of sparse utilization of cultivatable land, lack of irrigation... Read More

Canada and Mexico, Partners for Prosperity

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Statement on Employment Insurance Rate Change for 2018 by the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

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Minister Morneau Talks Tax Fairness With Business Leaders in St. John’s

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Bank of Canada Workshop “Monetary Policy Framework Issues: Toward the 2021 Inflation-Target Renewal”

Deputy Governor Lawrence Schembri opens the Bank’s Monetary Policy Framework Issues: Toward the 2021 Inflation-Target Renewal workshop. ... Read More

Department of Finance Canada Consulting Canadians on Draft Tax Legislative Proposals

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Bank of Canada calls for nominations for the 2018 Fellowship Program awards

The Bank of Canada is inviting Canadian universities to nominate exceptional academics for its 2018 Fellowship and Governor’s awards. ... Read More

Bank of Canada increases overnight rate target to 1 per cent

The Bank of Canada is raising its target for the overnight rate to 1 per cent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 1 1/4 per cent and the deposit rate is 3/4 per cent. ... Read More

Official International Reserves – September 6, 2017

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Ministers Morneau and Chagger Kick Off National Listening Tour With Small Business Owners

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UN agriculture chief says Uganda ‘leading example’ of sustainable refugee response

The head of the United Nations agriculture agency today called for greater funding for a sustainable response to the refugee crisis in Uganda, as he concluded a visit to the country's north hosting those crossing the border for safety. ... Read More

UN extends solidarity to flood-devastated Texas after record-shattering rainfall

The United Nations is reacting to the devastating images from Tropical Storm Harvey, which has affected an area the size of Spain in the southern United States, and which is likely to worsen in the coming hours as the rain... Read More