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Economy, International

Covid-19: Calls for lower bank rates amid slowing economies

As fears over the covid-19 virus rise, and the economy slows, financial experts are predicting that bank rates may be lowered to help economies. The Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) downgraded its global GDP outlook saying the economic »

Health, International, Society

UN: Canada only so-so on family friendly policies

Oh happy day, a new baby has just come into the family! If you’re in some countries, the laws say you’ll get a significant amount of paid leave to spend with the newborn, along with other policies to help new »

Economy, International, Society

Governments must help the struggling middle class: OECD

Middle-class households are struggling to maintain their lifestyles as stagnating incomes fail to keep up with the rising costs of housing and education, says a new report from the OECD. And the report says governments, including Canada’s, must do more »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

Canada not so “green” compared to other countries

A major report released today says Canada is not doing very well on the environmental front. The environmental performance review by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) puts Canada rather far down the list of the OECD countries »

Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Live long and prosper

With apologies to Star Trek’s Mr. Spock, one might question the “prospering” aspect, but a new report says Canadians are living longer. The information comes from Canada’s official statistics gathering agency, Statistics Canada, which released figures from 2010-11 and 2012-13 »

International, Politics

Canada’s official development assistance shrinks: OECD report

While international development aid reached a new peak of $142.6 billion US in 2016, Canada’s contribution to international development assistance has actually shrunk under the Trudeau government, according to a new report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development »

Economy

OECD cuts Canadian economic growth estimate

Canada’s economy will grow at a slower than expected pace in 2016, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development said today as it also trimmed its outlook for the global economy. In its latest interim economic outlook, the OECD said »

Economy, Indigenous, Politics

Canada must invest more in its Indigenous people: OECD report

The new Liberal government ought to continue sharing more of the fruits of Canada’s growth with the country’s Indigenous population, says a new report presented today at the opening of the 22nd International Economic Forum of the Americas Conference of »

Society

University grads, but lacking in basics?

They’ve graduated from the highest learning institutions, yet complaints continue from employers : the grads can’t write properly, are inarticulate, are weak in math, and lacking in analytical skills. In Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, and home to several major »

Economy

OECD cuts growth outlook for Canada’s economy in 2016 and 2017

In the next two years, Canada’s economy is expected to grow at a slower pace than previously anticipated, says one of the world’s leading policy organizations. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development said Thursday that after eking out a »