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Improving worker commitment key to closing Canada’s productivity gap

Labour productivity in Canada is lagging – we generate less value per hour worked relative to our international peers. [1] Despite the fact that labour effort (work hours per capita) has grown over the past two decades, the economic value per hour worked (GDP per capita) has fallen behind. In short, Canadians are working harder, but not smarter.

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Regulating innovation: analysing taxi service in Toronto

Last March, German courts ruled against the app-based taxi service, Uber, barring them from further operating. Along similar lines, the City of Toronto is currently seeking an injunction against Uber, arguing that it operates a taxi service without proper licencing.

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