2004 OECD Economic Surveys: Canada 2004

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This 2004 OECD Economic Survey of Canada finds that economic performance has been solid and macroeconomic policies appropriate, but that product market competition could be strengthened and that policies that discourage people from working should be adjusted.  Recommendations are made around these issues and on pressures on public finances.

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Policies for Enhancing Productivity and Labour Utilisation

As laid out above, a key economic challenge for Canada is to raise living standards, which in turn depend on both labour productivity and labour utilisation. Product market competition (see Chapter 2) provides a major source of pressure for firms to strive for productivity improvements. Labour productivity increases, the ultimate driver of real income growth...

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