Highlights/OECD

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, International, Internet, Science and 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 and 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»