Frequency: Every 18 months
Electronic format: Acrobat PDF
This 2001 edition of OECD's periodic survey of Canada's economy examines recent economic developments, policies and prospects and include a special feature on improving public spending outcomes.
Table of contents:
Assessment and Recommendations I. Macroeconomic Performance -The external and policy environment -Following a period of strong growth, activity has slowed markedly -The deline in unemployment has bottomed out -Inflation has not yet receded -The external balance has moved into substantial surplus -Short-term prospects -The medium-term outlook II. Macroeconomic Policies -Monetary management -The fiscal stance III. Improving Public Spending Outcomes -Trends in and forces shaping government spending -Assessing public expenditure outcomes -Some policy challenges IV. Structural Issues and Policies -Product-market performance: Is trend productivity poised to take off? -Labour market: Still high structural unemployment -A brief look at financial market reform -Summary and assessment Annex I. Developments in Government Spending Annex II. Legislated Fiscal Rules for the Provinces and Territories Annex III. Treasury Board's Review Criteria in Reporting Accountability for Results Annex IV. Best Practices on Fiscal Transparency Annex V. The Government of Canada's Self-Assessment of the Fiscal Management System in Relation to the IMF's Code of Good Practices on Fiscal Transparency Annex VI. Financial and Performance Reports of the Federal Government Annex VII. Examples of Collaborated and Delegated Arrangements Annex VIII. Calendar of Main Economic Events