Canadian Manufacturing Volume I

Author by : Uri Zohar
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Description : What were the causes of the decline in productivity in Canadian manufacturing in the post-World War Two period, and how could it best be addressed? Professor Zohar's analysis examines the productivity of labour and capital in nineteen industry groups--from food and beverage products to chemical industries--that constituted the contemporary Canadian manufacturing sector. He quantifies various factors contributing to productivity and compares each industry group against an average benchmark for the entire sector. The results inform his discussion of industrial strategy. Canadian Manufacturing is a precise, analytical examination of important aspects of the Canadian economy at a crucial period in national development.


Not For Export

Author by : Glen Williams
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Publisher by : Viking Press
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Description : First published in 1983 and widely recognized as a definitive work in Canadian political economy, Not for Export examines the history of Canadian industrial development, from John A. Macdonald's National Policy of 1879 to Brian Mulroney's regional free trade agreements of recent years.Despite a high standard of living and a high level of technological know-how, Canada has exhibited a suprisingly low level of industrial development. Resource-based exports, dependence on foreign investment, and branch-plant manufacturing for the Canadian market have all been contributing factors toCanada's poor industrial performance. In fact, by any of various standards, such as manufactured exports and research and development, Canada is at or near the bottom in industrial performance relative to other industrialized nations. The failure over the years, Williams concludes, has been one ofmissed opportunities and short-term political solutions. This completely revised and updated edition of Not for Export looks at present Canadian industrial performance and future potential for an improved economy through the trifocal lens of the Canada-US Free Trade Agreement, the North AmericanFree Trade Agreement, and the significantly expanded GATT agreement of December, 1993. While the future of Canadian industry is not as bleak as raw comparative data might suggest, political will and renewed business determination will be required for Canada to become a leading actor in the emergingglobal economy. The alternative - as a high-wage, low productivity economy - is for Canada to remain a regional satellite to the overwhelming United States economy, which itself is under increasing global economic pressure from the European Community and countries of the Far East.


An Industrial Strategy For Canada

Author by : Abraham Rotstein
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Hard Times Hard Choices

Author by : Science Council of Canada. Industrial Policies Committee
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The Canadian Encyclopedia

Author by : James H. Marsh
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Publisher by : The Canadian Encyclopedia
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Description : This edition of "The Canadian Encyclopedia is the largest, most comprehensive book ever published in Canada for the general reader. It is COMPLETE: every aspect of Canada, from its rock formations to its rock bands, is represented here. It is UNABRIDGED: all of the information in the four red volumes of the famous 1988 edition is contained here in this single volume. It has been EXPANDED: since 1988 teams of researchers have been diligently fleshing out old entries and recording new ones; as a result, the text from 1988 has grown by 50% to over 4,000,000 words. It has been UPDATED: the researchers and contributors worked hard to make the information as current as possible. Other words apply to this extraordinary work of scholarship: AUTHORITATIVE, RELIABLE and READABLE. Every entry is compiled by an expert. Equally important, every entry is written for a Canadian reader, from the Canadian point of view. The finished work - many years in the making, and the equivalent of forty average-sized books - is an extraordinary storehouse of information about our country. This book deserves pride of place on the bookshelf in every Canadian Home. It is no accident that the cover of this book is based on the Canadian flag. For the proud truth is that this volume represents a great national achievement. From its formal inception in 1979, this encyclopedia has always represented a vote of faith in Canada; in Canada as a separate place whose natural worlds and whose peoples and their achievements deserve to be recorded and celebrated. At the start of a new century and a new millennium, in an increasingly borderless corporate world that seems ever more hostile to nationaldistinctions and aspirations, this "Canadian Encyclopedia is offered in a spirit of defiance and of faith in our future. The statistics behind this volume are staggering. The opening sixty pages list the 250 Consultants, the roughly 4,000 Contributors (all experts in the field they describe) and the scores of researchers, editors, typesetters, proofreaders and others who contributed their skills to this massive project. The 2,640 pages incorporate over 10,000 articles and over 4,000,000 words, making it the largest - some might say the greatest - Canadian book ever published. There are, of course, many special features. These include a map of Canada, a special page comparing the key statistics of the 23 major Canadian cities, maps of our cities, a variety of tables and photographs, and finely detailed illustrations of our wildlife, not to mention the colourful, informative endpapers. But above all the book is "encyclopedic" - which the "Canadian Oxford Dictionary describes as "embracing all branches of learning." This means that (with rare exceptions) there is satisfaction for the reader who seeks information on any Canadian subject. From the first entry "A mari usque ad mare - "from sea to sea" (which is Canada's motto, and a good description of this volume's range) to the "Zouaves (who mustered in Quebec to fight for the beleaguered Papacy) there is the required summary of information, clearly and accurately presented. For the browser the constant variety of entries and the lure of regular cross-references will provide hours of fasination. The word "encyclopedia" derives from Greek expressions alluding to a grand "circle of knowledge." Our knowledge has expandedimmeasurably since the time that one mnd could encompass all that was known.Yet now Canada's finest scientists, academics and specialists have distilled their knowledge of our country between the covers of one volume. The result is a book for every Canadian who values learning, and values Canada.


The Drug Industry

Author by : Myron J. Gordon
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Publisher by : Lorimer
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Description : In this independent study, first published in 1981, economists Myron Gordon and David Fowler test the assertions made by both defenders and critics of multinational drug corporations. The pharamaceutical business in Canada is a classic example of a foreign-dominated manufacturing industry. Drug industry practicessuch as the high cost of drug products, agressive marketing of drugs to doctors, inadequate testing of potentially dangerous substances, and excessive profitshave concerned both media and citizens in Canada. The Drug Industry is an analysis of a classic branch-plant business in Canada, offering recommendations for increased and closely-focussed government regulation.


Business Cycles In Canada

Author by : Maurice Lamontagne
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Description : From the back cover: Maurice Lamontagne reveals the workings of three types of cycles: the short-term "inventory", cycle, lasting about forty months; the intermediate "investment" cycle, lasting seven to ten years; and the "long wave," which some theorists say last bottomed out in the 1930s. Each cycle has different causes, effects and urgent policy requirements, yet too often they are overlooked or lumped together. Governments and economists are preoccupited with short-term fluctuations that see the economy apparently picking up one year, then declining the next - while all along, the root social and technological causes of the economy's sluggishness aren't addressed. Lanontagne chronicles Canada's attempts to respond to short- and medium-term business cycles, and focuses on the implications of the long wave cycle for Canada. Long waves have been generated by technological innovations that coincided with a hospitable socio-political environment. We are now in a period when the economy built on "third wave" breakthroughs in transportation, communication and electricity in the 1890s is in decline, yet powerful vested interests are preventing a full transition to the infant technologies of the 1950s and 1960s: computers, new energy sources, genetic engineering and the space and ocean industries.


Marketing Canada S Energy

Author by : Ian McDougall
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Publisher by : James Lorimer & Company
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Description : Written in the early 1980s, author I.A. McDougall shows that as an import-dependent country, Canada was ill-prepared for possible disruptions in its oil supply. McDougall envisioned a future in which superpower rivalry over dwindling world reserves, coupled with rationing of supply by OPEC members and volatility in the Persian Gulf, would make Canada's dependence on foreign oil increasingly precarious. He asserted that the contemporary Liberal government's National Energy Program was a usueful first step in promotion an independent energy strategy. Marketing Canada's Energy is a passionate addition to the lively debate over Canada's independence during the 1980s.


The World Economy In Crisis

Author by : Lorie Tarshis
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Publisher by : James Lorimer & Company
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Description : From the back cover: Soaring prices, soaring unemployment, soaring debt: these are the most obvious symptoms of a crisis that has held most economies in its grip since the late 1960s ... The costs of the crisis in current and potential losses of income and wealth are almost beyond measure; beyond this is a host of adverse social consequences. Lorie Tarshis contends that much of this suffering is not necessary, that the crisis could have been eased had it not been for governments' faulty diagnoses and poorly-designed prescriptions ... Tarshis's recommendations are directed at easing inflation; raising employment and output; and permanently reducing the almost unbearable burden of Third World debt - rather than resorting to stopgap reactions. The seriousness of the crisis demands measures that are tailor-made for today.


Canada S Video Revolution

Author by : Peter Lyman
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Description : From the back cover: While Canadians have been leaders in many aspects of communications technology, the content has been mainly foreign. So, too, have the applications of new technology typically been property of alliances of corporations in the U.S., Europe and Japan....As the pace of the "globalization" of culture quickens, Canada's broadcasting, recording, film and publishing industries will face formidable challenges. Communications analyst Peter Lyman describes the impact of the new technologies on Canadian cultural industries and proposes strategies he feels must be accepted to make these industries viable in an ever-changing marketplace.


Rebuilding From Within

Author by : Rotstein, Abraham
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Description : From the back cover: Since the Second World War, Canada's economic strategy has been built on three premises: a movement toward global free trade; a modest role for government in the economy (but a more active part in social welfare); and smooth relations with the United States, to encourage the flow of both capital and culture. This era is drawing to a close...Instead of meeting the challenge of a new industrial policy, many Canadians prefer to cling to remnants of the old system. Renewed calls go out for free trade with the United States, a reduced role for government and a pared-down welfare state. In this study Abraham Rothstein shows that these panaceas ignore the realities of Canada's economy....Rothstein outlines the sorts of industrial policies that Canada must have in a "balanced portfolio" to better exploit the domestic market and survive in a changing global marketplace. And he shows how an industrial strategy can be supplemented by encouraging innovative measures in the expanding "informal economy".


Bulletin

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Area Wage Survey

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Productivity

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Analyse De Politiques

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Planning And The Economy

Author by : Hugh Thorburn
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Publisher by : James Lorimer & Company
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Description : From the back cover: Since World War II, the way economic policy has been formed both in Canada and abroad has changed radically. In this book, political scientist Hugh Thorburn shows that the different courses that have been taken in Canada and most otlher industrial nations have much to do with the crisis in the Canadian economy ... Thorburn examines the reponse of other Western nations to the changing economic order of the postwar world, and then turns to an analysis of Canadian economic policy-making at the federal level and in all ten provinces. Separate chapters are devoted to federal-provincial economic relations and Ottawa's brief experiment in building a consensus with business and labour on the economy. Considering possible scenarios for the future, Thorburn points to the need for a central planning agency to correct the drift in Canada's economic policy.


Public Policy In Canada

Author by : Stephen Brooks
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Publisher by : Brantford : W. Ross MacDonald School, 1990. (Toronto : CNIB)
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A Science Policy For Canada

Author by : Canada. Parliament. Senate. Special Committee on Science Policy
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Canada Can Compete

Author by : Joseph R. D'Cruz
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Publisher by : IRPP
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Description : From the back cover: Canada can compete in international markets, but not, the authors contend, under the present national economic strategy. Policies that redistribute income and allocate resources through government fiat have weakended Canada's ability to transform its manufacturing sector to meet the new competititve challenges. D'Cruz and Fleck compare the performance of seventy-one Canadian industries from 1967 to 1981 with industries in Japan, the United States, Britain and France. To enhance the competitiveness of Canadian manufacturing, the authors propose a differential industrial strategy, one that emphasizes growth and development. Government, they say, must play a "hands-off" role in Canada's market economy, limiting itself to establishing the rules of the game. The authors recommend, in addition, macro-economic policies that would reduce the federal deficit, restrain wages for public servants, preserve low differentials between Canadian and American interest rates, and maintain the Canadian dollar at 70 cents U.S.


Canadiana

Author by : Anonim
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The Canadian Forum

Author by : Charles Bruce Sissons
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Description : Includes critical reviews.


Knocking On The Back Door

Author by : Institute for Research on Public Policy
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Publisher by : IRPP
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Description : The papers in this volume offer a wide range of perspectives on the Canada-US free trade debate, and on Canada-US trade relations generally. Includes revised versions of papers delivered at a conference organized and sponsored by Carleton University's School of Administration in the fall of 1986. The papers focus on issues of process and politics, including the problems of adjusting to trade liberalization, sovereignty, the negotiating process and the role of social science and many other topics such as the past behaviour of business people adapting to previous trade liberalization, the nature of the actual negotiations, and the role of the provinces in these negotiations.


The Future Of Canada S Auto Industry

Author by : Ross Perry
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Publisher by : James Lorimer & Company
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Description : From the back cover: In this study, economist Ross Perry shows that all indicators point to a further restriction in the Canadian auto industry, resulting in further shrinkage of employment and the possibility of a major deterioration in the country's balance of payments. While the objective of the Auto Pact and Canadian automotive trade policy has always been job creation, Perry concludes that it will be increasingly difficult for the Canadian industry to be both viable and to generate jobs for the industrial heartland of Southern Ontario. Perry examines areas of specialization where Canada, with its advantages in energry-intensive products, could be competitive in the world market, and he outlines the two basic options for national policymakers - restructuring the industry for viability or resisting its decline.


Multinationals In Canada Theory Performance And Economic Impact

Author by : A.M. Rugman
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Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : Multinational enterprises have become one of the distinctive institutions of our times. Controversy over their economic and political effects, and over appropriate public policy responses, has become common in home and host countries and in international agencies. Much of this debate is reminiscent of the role of large corporations generally, particularly in their interregional and intergroup effects. The multinational setting, however, would have raised distinctive issues even apart from the strong surges of nationalism and anti-imperialism which have marked recent history. Canada has a long and unusual experience with such enterprises. Foreign control of capital in the nonfinancial industries (manufacturing, petroleum and gas, other mining and smelting, utilities, merchandising) was already 20 percent in 1930 and 25 percent in 1948. It rose to 36 percent by the late 1960s, but has since receded to about 30 percent. In 1975, fully 55 percent of the capital in manufacturing was controlled outside Canada, as was 72 per cent of that in petroleum and gas, and 58 percent in other mining. These figures exceed those of other developed countries, although there have been striking increases in recent decades. About 80 percent of the direct invest ment capital in Canada is from the United States. Recently, Canadians have xi xii FOREWORD become aware of a surge of Canadian direct investment abroad, which on a flow basis has exceeded inflows (exclusive of retained earnings) for most of the 1970s.


Canadian Manufacturing Volume Ii

Author by : Uri Zohar
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Publisher by : Lorimer
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Description : From the back cover: VOLUME 1 outlines the study's methodology and considers the explanations that have been proposed for Canada's productivity showdown. The study's data suggest that the decline is attributable more to outdated caiptal equipment than to the commonly cited "slump" in labour productivity. Author Uri Zohar applies the study's findings to the problem of industrial strategy: since the performance of different industries is highly disparate and subject to rapid change, macroeconomic policy is unlikely to be beneficial to all of them at once. A more specialized policy is needed one that backs "winner" industries identified on the basis of productivity measurements and national choices about social and economic development. VOLUME 2 provides the most extensive time-series studies done to date on manufacturing industries. Performance in each of the nineteen industry groups is studied using four production functions that quantify various factors contributing to productivity, and each industry group is compared against a benchmark average for the entire sector.


The Canadian Import File

Author by : Gerry Salembier
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Publisher by : IRPP
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Description : Over the past several years Canadian and international trade policy has been the subject of intense public debate, and near the top of Canada's publicpolicy agenda. The present volume is offered as a further contribution topublic understanding of the policy issues involved. It represents theoutcome of a study over the past two years of how heightened internationalcompetition moves governments, on the one hand, to reinforce barriers toimports as a means of protecting domestic producers and, on the other hand, to encourage and assist producers to adjust to change.