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June 4, 2014
The OECD’s latest Economic Survey of Canada, to be published on Wednesday 11 June 2014, assesses the country’s solid growth since the global economic crisis. The Survey reviews progress from measures designed to slow the build-up of risks in household finances and reduce housing market stresses, strengthen public finances, save a greater share of resource rents for future generations and ease skills shortages in the labour market. It also suggests how further reforms could help sustain strong, inclusive growth and high levels of well being.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will present the Survey at the 20th International Economic Forum of the Americas/Conference of Montréal, during a keynote address beginning at 13:30 Eastern Daylight Time. A news conference will follow, beginning at 14:30 EDT. Both events will take place at the Conference venue (Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, 900 René Levesque Blvd. W., Montréal, Québec).
The Survey will be available to registered journalists on the OECD’s password-protected website at 19:30 Central European Time for immediate release.
An Overview with the main conclusions will be freely accessible in pdf format on the OECD’s web site at: http://www.oecd.org/eco/surveys/economic-survey-canada.htm. You are invited to include this Internet link in reports on the Survey.
Mr Gurría will also present a second new OECD report, Employment and Skills Strategies in Canada, which discusses the role that specific institutions and bodies can play in the development and implementation of employment and skills policy, particularly at the local level.
For further information on press accreditation for the Conference of Montreal and the OECD news conference, contact: Andréan Gagné (+1 514 845-7046).
For further information on the Economic Survey of Canada or Employment and Skills Strategies in Canada, or to request advance copies, contact the OECD Media Office (+33 1 4524 9700).
Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic version of the OECD Economic Survey of Canada 2014 and Employment and Skills Strategies in Canada by e-mail and under embargo the day before release.
The reports will be sent by e-mail on request only. In asking to receive the reports under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD’s embargo procedures. Requests to receive the reports by e-mail under embargo or to obtain a password to access the website should be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.