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Le vieillissement de la population et l’économie du Québec

Le Québec, comme bien des sociétés occidentales, est confronté à un problème démographique qui va plomber la croissance économique. L’Institut du Québec recommande d’augmenter les seuils d’immigration, de mieux intégrer les immigrants, de diversifier les marchés d’exportation, de retenir les... Read More

Event: Trade and Sustainable Development Symposium 2017

This event will take place on the sidelines of the 11th World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference. Plenary sessions will address: the Global Economy and Agenda 2030: How Can Trade Deliver Jobs and Sustainable Development?; Latin American Challenges in the New... Read More

Despite small businesses tax cut, uncompetitive policies still plague Ontario

The Wynne government’s “Fair Hydro Act” borrows money, which must be paid back, to lower energy costs. Read more about Despite small busines... Read More

The key fiscal lesson of Canada’s first 150 years—spend prudently

Author: Livio Di Matteo ... Read More

West Is Best: Canada’s Two Western Most Provinces to Lead Economic Growth This Year and Next

Ottawa, November 22, 2017—Alberta’s economy is set to lead the country this year, with robust economic growth of 6.7 per cent. Next year, however, the province will take a back seat to British Columbia, who will emerge once again as... Read More

Provincial Outlook Executive Summary: Autumn 2017

This quarterly economic forecast provides highlights of the Provincial Outlook report, which presents the short-term outlook for Canada’s provinces. ... Read More

Metropolitan Resale Snapshot: November 2017

The monthly Metropolitan Resale Snapshot provides an overview of the existing home market and expectations for existing home price growth over the short term for 28 areas. ... Read More

Value-Based Procurement of Innovative Medicines: Lessons from Five Cases

This report provides insights from five case studies to inform discussions among health care stakeholders exploring the value-based procurement (VBP) of innovative medicines. ... Read More

COP 23 Energy Roundup: Thematic Events, Announcements and Reports Show that Global Energy Transition is "Irreversible"

The UN Climate Change Conference (COP 23) featured several thematic events and announcements related to the global clean energy transition. At the official COP 23 Energy Day, speakers stated that the global energy transition is irreversible. Other events, initiatives and... Read More

Executive Secretaries Call for Facility Linking Rio Conventions

Executive Secretaries of the three Rio Conventions called for the establishment of a project preparation facility to finance projects addressing common issues across the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the UN... Read More

Minister McKenna wrong on Ontario’s coal phase-out

Authors: Kenneth P. GreenElmira AliakbariAshley Stedman ... Read More

Bending the Curve: Recent Developments in Government Spending on First Nations

Authors: Tom FlanaganTaylor Jackson How much money are governments spending on Indigenous peoples? How have these amounts been changing over time? How effective is the spending? This is the third in a series of Fraser Institute studies of these questions.... Read More

Compensation Planning Outlook Webinar for 2018

Each year, the Conference Board’s Compensation Planning Outlook provides a reliable forecast for Compensation and HR professionals across the country. This expert interpretation of original research is essential for any organization looking to ensure that they are able to secure... Read More

‘Just spend more’ is not a sound guiding principle for government

In their first full budget, Prime Minister Trudeau’s Liberals increased spending by $66.3 billion over a four-year period. Read more about ‘Just spend more’ ... Read More

Policy Brief: SDG Knowledge Weekly – 20 November 2017

Reports launched during COP 23 call for higher ambition on mitigation, finding that the NDCs, if achieved, would likely cap warming by only 3 degress Celsius. One paper finds that Brazil and many OECD states have peaked their emissions already,... Read More

21 Parties Ratify Kigali Amendment ahead of Montreal MOP 29

The 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Vienna Convention and the 29th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol are meeting jointly from 20-24 November 2017, in Montreal, Canada. Twenty-one Parties have now ratified the... Read More

On World Toilet Day, UN Highlights Human Rights Challenge for SDG Target 6.2

The UN, governments and civil society observed World Toilet Day 2017, focused on the theme, ‘Toilets and Wastewater,’ highlighting the need for safe treatment and disposal of fecal waste. The Toilet Board Coalition announced research findings showing that the “sanitation... Read More

Minimum wage hikes—negative effects may hit lower-wage regions of Ontario particularly hard

Author: Ben Eisen ... Read More

Travel Exclusive: September–October 2017

This bi-monthly publication from the Canadian Tourism Research Institute features articles that outline key trends for the travel industry. ... Read More

Informals Continue on Finance, APA at COP 23: 16 November Highlights

The COP Presidency chaired a joint COP/CMP contact group on matters relating to finance, to discuss outstanding issues and the way forward. Parties agreed to forward the draft decision of the GCF to the COP for consideration. ... Read More