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Combatting Global Corporate Tax Evasion and Avoidance: An International Framework

(Disponible en français : Lutte contre l’évasion et la fraude fiscales des sociétés à l’échelle mondiale : cadre d’intervention international) According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), aggressive tax planning by multinational companies results in lost tax revenues of between $100 billion and $240 billion a year. That is equivalent to 4%…

Peace Tower close-up of clock face with detail, Parliament of Canada

Federal Health Care Funding in the Current Economic Context

(Disponible en français : Le financement fédéral des soins de santé dans le contexte économique actuel) Provincial and territorial health care systems in Canada are facing common challenges. The population is aging; chronic non-communicable diseases are becoming increasingly prevalent; and demand is rising for new, and often costly, health technologies. This situation has been exacerbated…

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Assessing Canada’s Environmental Performance

Penny Becklumb Tim Williams Resources and Environment Section The health of Canadians and their social and economic well-being are highly dependent on the quality of their environment. One way to assess environmental quality is to use indicators that convey complex information as easily understood measures. The Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators initiative, or CESI, is the…

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21st Century Trade Agreements: From NAFTA to the TPP

(Disponible en français : Accords commerciaux du 21e siècle : de l’Accord de libre-échange nord-américain au partenariat transpacifique) 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…

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The Role of the Supreme Court of Canada – Membership and the Nomination Process

(Disponible en français : Le rôle de la Cour suprême du Canada – composition et procédure de nomination) The Supreme Court of Canada was created by Statute in 1875 and since that time its membership and nomination process have evolved considerably. The Court acts as a general court of appeal for Canada, deriving its authority…

Memorial Chamber, First World War Book of Remembrance, Parliament Hill

Parliament and the First World War – 1. Before the Storm: From Discord to Unity

(Disponible en français : Le Parlement et la Première Guerre mondiale – 1. Prélude à l’orage : De la discorde à l’unité) This is the first in a series of three articles.  A Canadian contribution to the Imperial Navy? At the start of the 20th century, all industrialized nations were engaged, to varying degrees, in an…