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Economic Indicators: A Graphical Look at Canada’s Economy

Like other nations, Canada and its economy are ever-changing. In part, these changes can be assessed by examining what are sometimes characterized as key economic indicators. In chart form, this HillNote uses the most recent annual or monthly data, as appropriate, to provide information on a number of key economic indicators, including: gross domestic product;…

Gergana Krumova, a laboratory technician in a microbiological laboratory at the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency, works to isolate Escherichia coli (E.coli) bacteria strain in Sofia June 9, 2011. The European Union on Wednesday upped compensation to 210 million euros from 150 million for farmers hit by plummeting sales, after Germany first blamed cucumbers from Spain and other salad vegetables, and then German bean sprouts. Bulgaria has not registered cases of infections from the strain of Escherichia coli (E.coli) bacteria that has killed 27 people in Europe. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov (BULGARIA - Tags: AGRICULTURE HEALTH SOCIETY SCI TECH)

Patented Drug Pricing in Canada

Sonya Norris Karin Phillips Legal and Social Affairs Division Drug pricing in Canada is an area of shared jurisdiction among federal, provincial and territorial governments. The price of every patented drug, both prescription and non-prescription, sold in Canada is regulated federally through the Patented Medicines Prices Review Board (PMPRB). The PMPRB was established in 1987…

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21st Century Trade Agreements: From NAFTA to the TPP

Alexandre Gauthier Economic and Trade Policy Section Pascal Tremblay International Affairs section Given the size of its economy and relatively small population, Canada places considerable importance on international trade. It is not surprising that Canada has been negotiating bilateral and regional trade agreements in recent years, especially since members of the World Trade Organization were…

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Precarious Employment in Canada: An Overview of the Situation

Dominique Fleury Aboriginal Affairs and Social Development Recent studies have raised questions about the quality of jobs in Canada. These studies have also highlighted concerns regarding the impact of precarious employment on the well-being of workers and the general population. In a report published in 2015, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) noted a…