Who Dimmed the Lights? Canada’s Declining Global Competitiveness Ranking

The Conference Board of Canada, 12 pages, September 2012
Briefing by Douglas Watt
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This briefing provides an overview of the World Economic Forum’s global competitiveness rankings. It examines Canada’s current competitiveness, and highlights several obstacles that continue to prevent Canada from becoming a more competitive and productive country.

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This briefing provides a Canadian perspective on the findings of the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2012–2013. It provides an overview of Canada’s standing in the Global Competitiveness Index rankings, examines the underpinnings of Canada’s competitiveness, and draws attention to a number of obstacles that prevent Canada from becoming a more competitive and productive country. In particular it highlights how Canada continues to underutilize its strengths (e.g., institutions, infrastructure, higher education, and labour force) for innovation and performance success.

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