Canada : Selected Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

June 16, 2006

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper documents two aspects of Canada’s regional diversity and compares the results with those across U.S. regions. Although gradually converging, Canadian provinces exhibit a considerably diverse economic structure. The paper suggests that the reduction in macroeconomic volatility in Canada after the introduction of inflation targeting is largely attributable to the reaction of the private sector to the establishment of a credible monetary policy framework. Reduction in personal income taxation provides considerably larger efficiency gains than a reduction in the effective Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Series:

Country Report No. 06/229

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

June 16, 2006

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451807004/1934-7685

Stock No:

1CANEA2006001

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

24

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