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  The query on expensing meals s per diem is summarized here (log in first). Other recent surveys can be accessed from the library archive as well: click here. We’ve got two special presentations planned for Ponte Vedra during our May 1-2 conference: (i) a practical primer on managing...
Need to Know . . . Since 1985, several thousand investments have gone through Canada’s submission process. Only three have been rejected, each occurring in the past five years In 2009, a national security review was added to the Investment Canada Act Updates to Canadian foreign...
On October 18, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper traveled to Brussels to announce the closing of a free trade deal between Canada and the European Union after four years of arduous negotiations. The photo op with European Commission President José Manuel Barroso was a moment of relief for a G-...
Ever since large-scale trade began in North America, the continent’s shared infrastructure has been the vital link enabling the commerce of final and intermediate goods between the U.S. and Canada. This multifaceted link is undergoing some significant upgrades. The Second Year of Beyond the Border...
MAPI Economic Consultant David Boisclair discusses recent economic and industrial conditions and provides forecasts for Canadian manufacturing through 2014. Following very weak growth last year, Canadian GDP growth is expected to accelerate in 2013. The expectation is for stronger growth in the...
Canada boasts the world’s third largest oil reserves, after Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. This standing rests on the country’s oil sands in the Western provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan, the large-scale exploitation of which began a decade ago. The U.S. is currently the near-exclusive non-...
For the Canadian economy and its manufacturing sector, 2012 was a difficult year. Global headwinds and a weak domestic economy led to disappointing economic performance. For the manufacturing sector, growth rates, sales, and employment were feeble. Nevertheless, there is confidence that 2013 will...
Canada’s innovation performance is nothing to brag about. In 2012, the country lost its top 10 spot on the Global Innovation Index, ranking 12th. In spite of generous government programs to support R&D, a 2012 OECD report presented Canada as an R&D laggard, with business enterprise research...
David Boisclair explains why manufacturing production growth has recently decelerated in Canada and economists there are lowering their previously optimistic growth forecasts for the remainder of this year and next. The recession in Europe and slower growth in China and the United States have...
Quebec’s Plan Nord With its Plan Nord, the Quebec government has committed to generating CAD 80 billion in investment over 25 years in the north of the province, including several billion public dollars to build core infrastructure and improve local socioeconomic conditions.[1] The area’s...

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