Competitiveness

— Jul 12, 2022
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The Canadian-Australian Business Sector Productivity Gap: A Sectoral Analysis

The Canadian-Australian Business Sector Productivity Gap: A Sectoral Analysis is a new study that finds Australians enjoyed higher labour productivity growth than Canadians due largely to improvements in their mining and energy sectors. Critically, Australia experienced an improved labour productivity per worker, on average, by 1.6 per cent every year, compared to Canada's 1.3 per cent annual growth.

— Mar 15, 2022
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Understanding the Prosperity Gap between Australia and Canada

Understanding the Prosperity Gap between Australia and Canada finds that from roughly the early 1950s to 2008, Canadians enjoyed a higher standard of living (as measured by per-person GDP, after adjusting for inflation) than Australians—but that advantage has been reversed since 2009 due in part to diverging levels of business investment.

— Nov 25, 2021
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Canada-US Energy Sector Competitiveness Survey 2021

The Canada-US Energy Sector Competitiveness Survey ranks 22 North American jurisdictions (17 states and five provinces and territories) based on policies affecting oil and gas investment. This year, no Canadian jurisdiction made the top ten. Investors flagged uncertainty concerning environmental regulations, regulatory duplication and inconsistencies, and the cost of regulatory compliance as major areas of concern in Canadian jurisdictions compared to US states.

— Sep 29, 2021
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Canada’s Faltering Business Dynamism and Lagging Innovation

Canada’s Faltering Business Dynamism and Lagging Innovation is a new study that examines how economic growth and business investment have been faltering in Canada. The study finds that Canada’s economic growth (measured by GDP, adjusted for inflation) over the past decade was the slowest since the 1930s, stalling productivity and hampering the country’s ability to encourage innovation or new business start-ups.

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