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Equipping Canadian Workers: Business Investment Loses a Step against Competitors Abroad

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  • Benjaming Dachis

    (C.D. Howe Institute)

  • William B.P. Robson

    (C.D. Howe Institute)

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After several years of relatively robust performance, Canada is lagging its peers in business investment growth, according to a new report by the C.D. Howe institute. In “Equipping Canadian Workers: Business Investment Loses a Step against Competitors Abroad,” authors Benjamin Dachis and William B.P. Robson find 2013 growth in new private-sector plant and equipment spending per worker in Canada seems likely to lag investment abroad, with strength in the more natural-resource-oriented provinces offset by weakness in Central Canada and the Maritimes.

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Paper provided by C.D. Howe Institute in its series e-briefs with number 167.

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Date of creation: Nov 2013
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Publication status: Published on the C.D. Howe Institute website, November 2013
Handle: RePEc:cdh:ebrief:167

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  1. Robin Banerjee & William B.P. Robson, 2007. "Give Canadian Workers the Tools to do the Job! Why Canada Needs More Robust Capital Investment," e-briefs 44, C.D. Howe Institute.
  2. Benjamin Dachis & William B.P. Robson, 2012. "From Living Well to Working Well: Raising Canada's Performance in Non-residential Investment," e-briefs 137, C.D. Howe Institute.
  3. Benjaming Dachis & Adam Found & Peter Tomlinson, 2013. "What Gets Measured Gets Managed: The Economic Burden of Business Property Taxes," e-briefs 166, C.D. Howe Institute.
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  1. Alex Laurin & William B.P. Robson, 2014. "Equipping Canadians for Success: A Shadow Budget for 2014," C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, C.D. Howe Institute, issue 399, January.

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