This paper sets the stage for discussions on the health and competitiveness of Canadian cities within a global context. Specifically, the purpose of the research is to compare legislative and fiscal powers of the U.S. and Canadian municipal governments as well as financing mechanisms for municipal infrastructure in Canada, the U.S., and Europe.
This report provides an overview of the current state of indicator use and development in Canada and around the world, as relates to land and soils. It serves to initiate discussions on what small set of lands and soils indicators would be appropriate for Canada.
This research paper identifies the main elements of the legal, regulatory and policy framework applicable to non-renewable resource development in the NWT, and assesses the framework to determine its strengths and weaknesses in ensuring development occurs in a manner that promotes sustainable development, and more specifically a balance between economic, environmental and social interests.
Deloitte was retained to prepare a comparative assessment of the ‘low-carbon’ performance of Canada relative to other G8 countries, China, Australia and Norway. The objective of the benchmarking exercise was to understand Canada’s position relative to other comparator countries in areas deemed important to Canada’s national ability to compete and succeed in a global low-carbon economy. This report describes the approach undertaken by Deloitte to design and execute the benchmarking study, and presents the preliminary findings. Indicator definitions and draft scoring results for three weighting scenarios are provided as companion files to this document. The electronic database containing source data, formulas and scoring results is also provided as a companion file to this document.