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Cover Page of Sharpening Canada's Competitive Edge

Cat. No. Iu4-117/2007E-PDF
ISBN 978-0-662-47115-8
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consultation summary

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Our Mandate: Productivity and Competitiveness
Challenges and Opportunities

2. Canada in a Global Context

Globalization of Value Chains
How Canada Ranks against Global Competitors
Globalization: Implications for Canada

3. Investment Policies

Foreign Investment Policy
History and Evolution of the Investment Canada Act
The "Net Benefit" Test
The Investment Canada Act and International Trade Law
Treatment of Foreign Investment in Other Countries
Issues Concerning the Investment Canada Act
Sectoral Investment Regimes

4. Competition Law

International Context
Canada's Competition Law
Evolution of Canada's Competition Regime

5. Promoting Canadian Direct Investment Abroad

Formal Barriers
Informal Barriers
Canadian Outward Investment Policy

6. Becoming a Destination for Talent, Capital and Innovation

National Best Practices
The Future

7. Going Forward

Consultation Process

Appendix 1 – Charts and Tables

Figure 1 – World FDI Stock, Exports and GDP, 1980-2005
Figure 2 – Average Annual Labour Productivity Growth, 2001-2005
Figure 3 – Relative Labour Productivity in the Total Economy, Canada, 1961-2006
Figure 4 – FDI Stocks as a Percentage of GDP among the G7, 2006
Figure 5 – FDI in Canada, by Top-10 Sources, 2006
Figure 6 – Canadian Inward and Outward M&A Activity, 1993-2006
Figure 7 – FDI Flows into Canada and Canadian Direct Investment, 1993-2006
Figure 8 – Canadian Cross-border M&A Transactions, 1994-2007 YTD
Figure 9 – FDI in Canada, 1986-2006
Figure 10 – Canadian FDI Abroad, by Top-10 Destinations, 2006
Figure 11 – Canadian Direct Investment Abroad, by Industry, 2006
Figure 12 – Canada's Share of North American Inward FDI Stock, 1980-2005

Appendix 2 – Canada’s Sectoral Investment Regimes

Cultural Industries
Transportation Services
Uranium Production
Financial Services

Appendix 3 – References

End Notes