Competitiveness

— Jul 11, 2024
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Comparing the Investment Performances of Canada and the United States over the Past Five Decades

Comparing the Investment Performances of Canada and the United States Over the Past Five Decades is a new study that finds weak business investment in technologies that increase worker productivity over the past decade is stifling Canada’s economic growth and suppressing improvements in Canadian living standards when compared to other OECD countries—especially the United States, which has only grown in these areas.

— May 16, 2024
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Changes in Per-Person GDP (Income): 1985 to 2023

Changes in Per-Person GDP (Income): 1985 to 2023 finds that from 2019 to 2023, Canadian living standards declined—and as of the end of 2023, the decline had not yet ended.

— May 10, 2024
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Canada Stills Needs To Open Up To Competition

Canada Stills Needs To Open Up To Competition, written by Senior Fellow Vincent Geloso, calculates how much of the Canadian economy is protected from competition because of government intervention, and discusses how barriers to competition impose higher costs and lower living standards on Canadians.

— Apr 11, 2024
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GDP Growth Unadjusted for Population Change—a Misleading Measure of Canada’s Economic Progress finds that due to large differences in population growth among developed countries, and Canada’s recent immigration-fuelled population surge, it’s now more useful to use per-person GDP to measure economic performance instead of overall GDP growth.

— Apr 9, 2024
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Canada’s Rising Personal Tax Rates and Falling Tax Competitiveness, 2024

Canada’s Rising Personal Tax Rates and Falling Tax Competitiveness, 2024 is a new study that finds recent personal income tax rate increases at the federal and provincial levels have helped widen the income tax rate gap between the U.S. and Canada—among all 61 provinces and states, at $50,000 of annual income, the top 10 highest combined (federal plus provincial/state) personal income tax rates are in nine Canadian provinces—with all provinces in the top 15.

— Jan 9, 2024
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Canada-US Energy Sector Competitiveness Survey 2023

Canada-US Energy Sector Competitiveness Survey 2023 is an annual survey that finds this year, out of the 17 energy jurisdictions included in the survey, Wyoming ranked 1st followed by North Dakota (2nd), Saskatchewan (3rd)—Canada’s highest-ranked province— Oklahoma (4th), and Kansas (5th), with Alberta in the 9th position, while British Columbia and Newfoundland and Labrador are among the least attractive jurisdictions, ranking 14th and 15th, respectively.

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