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Work Sharing: How to Make Canada (A Bit) More Recession Proof

Zach Lewsen

At the onset of the 2008 recession, Canadian employment trends took a turn for the worse. In particular, the manufacturing sector — linked to the contagious financial downturn south of the border — saw thousands of layoffs. 1,008 more words

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Welcome to the dark side: GDP revision and the non-observed economy

with Pia Huettl

Back in 2009, the United Nations Statistical Commission endorsed a revision to the System of National Accounts (SNA), which sets the international standards for the compilation of national accounts. 897 more words


OECD publishes comments received on VAT/GST guidelines

On 24 February 2015 the OECD published on its website the comments received on its consultation document on aspects of the International VAT/GST Guidelines. Almost fifty responses were received from professional firms, trade and professional bodies and multinational enterprises. 723 more words


Spyware firm Gamma failed on human rights, says OECD

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has for the first time found a surveillance software company to be in violation of human rights guidelines, following a complaint about the notorious British-German spyware outfit Gamma International. 461 more words

Multinationals receive OECD country-by-country reporting, multilateral instrument and IP tax incentive BEPS proposals

During a G20 finance ministers’ conference on 9/10 February in Turkey, the latest developments in the base erosion shifting project were presented. As a consequence, additional guidance on complying with certain recommendations resulting from the OECD’s base erosion and profit shifting ( 98 more words


TEI comments: BEPS IP & VAT Guidelines

TEI submitted comments on the Modified Nexus Approach for IP (BEPS Action 5) and International VAT/GST Guidelines.  Links to the submissions are provided for reference: 272 more words


Participation and political empowerment of the youth - another social responsibility for universities?

James Sloam, Co-director of centre for European politics at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK, writes in an article for The Guardian:

“Universities and colleges, with their large reach (around 40% of young people go on to higher education) are the only large institutions that can fill this gap. 91 more words