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Macro-economic Policy

Incomplete, Illiberal, and Expensive: A Review of 15 Years of Treaty Negotiations in British Columbi

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Incomplete, Illiberal, and Expensive: A Review of 15 Years of Treaty Negotiations in British Columbia and Proposals for Reform

This study reviews the treaty process in British Columbia since 1993, its assumptions, costs, and outcomes as evidenced in signed treaties, final agreements, and agreements in principle. It analyzes the current federal and British Columbia government approaches to land claims and the initial hope: signed treaties, finality, fairness, and a desirable liberal approach to relationships between peoples


By Fraser Institute Canada.


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There Are Limits to Canada's Resource-Driven Growth

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There Are Limits to Canada's Resource-Driven Growth

While it is easy to find made-in-China products in stores across Canada, what's not often recognized is just how much China is changing Canada in other, much bigger ways. Take our energy and mining industries. They are currently enjoying the biggest boom in decades, mainly driven by China's strong economic growth. This has sent world prices for oil and for minerals such as uranium, nickel, iron ore and copper soaring, triggering big new investments to expand production.


By IRPP, Canada.


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Free Trade and Canada: 15 Years Later

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Free Trade and Canada: 15 Years Later " Concludes that free trade has promoted a more modern and productive Canadian manufacturing sector, which has helped sustain well-paying jobs in that sector. There is also evidence, Daniel Schwanen says, that it has been beneficial to employment and incomes in Canada in many trade-related services. Schwanen nevertheless says that in spite of these positive effects, Canada?s adjustment to the competitive North American economy continues to be a concern. He thus calls for strategies toward North American integration that reflect the complementary nature of trade, services, investment and migration flows. And, citing innovations and smarter taxes as cases in point, he calls for domestic policies that are properly adapted to this integration. Published by the Institute for Research on Public Policy

 

By Institute for Research on Public Policy , Canada.

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Hispanics are Changing the Face of North America

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Hispanics are Changing the Face of North America

27 February 2007 CHARLESTON, South Carolina -- Are we heading for a North America with three official languages - English, Spanish and French? A continent where, moreover, Spanish may one day be dominant? One of the largest ever migrations of people on the North American continent is changing the look and the feel of the United States, and there is no sign of it slowing down.  By James Ferrabee.


By  IRPP Canada.


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Globalization Thesis? Race to the Bottom Does Not Withstand Scrutiny

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Globalization Thesis? Race to the Bottom Does Not Withstand Scrutiny " A study by Christian Lammert entitled, ?Modern Welfare States under Pressure: Determinants of Tax Policy in a Globalizing World.? Lammert, from the Centre for North American Studies in Frankfurt, disputes the conventional globalization thesis of a race to the bottom. He reveals instead, a continued increase in tax rates and tax revenues. By the Institute for Research on Public Policy.

 

By Institute for Research on Public Policy , Canada.

Macro Economic Policy Resource.