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Library of Parliament Publications: Economic Issues

The Library of Parliament publishes a wide range of publications as background material for Members of Parliament. This popular series of publications offer "thumb-nail sketches" of current issues, from a non-partisan perspective. There are 4 different types of papers:

  • Current Issue Reviews (e.g. Catalogue No.: ##-##E, average 25 pages)
  • Background Papers (e.g. Catalogue No.: BP-XXXE, average 30 pages)
  • Mini Reviews (e.g. Catalogue No.: MR-XXXE, average 8 pages)
  • Parliamentary Research Branch (e.g. Catalogue No.: PRB XX-XXE, average 30 pages, but ones noted as "In Brief" are as short as 2 pages)
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Assessing the Level of the Canadian Federal Debt [In Brief] (15 June 2004) PRB 04-15E $9.95 Add to Cart
The Bank of Canada and the Impact of Interest Rates on the Economy (1 May 2004) PRB 04-08E $13.50 Add to Cart
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Surplus (21 March 2007) PRB 06-01E $13.50 Add to Cart
Canada's Infrastructure Debt - Part I: Assessing the Infrastructure Shortfall (23 June 2004) PRB 03-55E $13.50 Add to Cart
Canada's Infrastructure Debt - Part II: Addressing the Infrastructure Shortfall (17 September 2004) PRB 03-53E $13.50 Add to Cart
Canada's Productivity and Standard of Living: Past, Present and Future (24 October 2002) PRB 02-23E $13.50 Add to Cart
A Common Currency Between Canada and the United States: Some Key Issues (31 July 2001) PRB 01-13E $16.50 Add to Cart
The Current Credit Market Turbulence: The Build-up, the Trigger and the Fallout [In Brief] (1 April 2008) PRB 08-01E $4.95 Add to Cart
The Effects of a Higher Dollar on the Canadian Economy (19 January 2004) PRB 03-31E $13.50 Add to Cart
Eliminating Poverty Among Working Families: Funding Scenarios (15 October 2008) PRB 08-54E $9.95 Add to Cart
Explaining the Rise in the Canadian Dollar (22 November 2007) PRB 03-26E $13.50 Add to Cart
The Gross Domestic Product and Alternative Economic and Social Indicators (1 December 2000) PRB 00-22E $16.50 Add to Cart
How Will the Rising Canadian Dollar Affect Economic Growth? [In Brief] (2 December 2003) PRB 03-21E $9.95 Add to Cart
Monetary Policy and the Liquidity Trap (30 April 2009) PRB 08-53E $13.50 Add to Cart
Northern Residents Face High Cost of Living (11 September 2008) PRB 08-66E $4.95 Add to Cart
Overview of Canadian Foreign Direct Investment (17 June 2008) PRB 08-33E $4.95 Add to Cart
Overview of Canadian Merchandise Trade (11 June 2008) PRB 08-31E $4.95 Add to Cart
Overview of Canadian Services Trade (12 June 2008) PRB 08-32E $4.95 Add to Cart
Payment Systems: The Credit Card Market in Canada (24 September 2009) PRB 09-10E $13.50 Add to Cart
Payment Systems: The Debit Card Market in Canada (24 September 2009) PRB 09-09E $13.50 Add to Cart
Per Capita Gross Domestic Product: An Appropriate Measure of Living Standards? The Case of Newfoundland and Labrador (26 September 2003) PRB 03-14E $13.50 Add to Cart
The Political Economy of Monetary Integration: Lessons from Europe for Canada - A Report from a Conference (20 October 2000) PRB 00-21E $13.50 Add to Cart
A Primer on Inflation Targeting [In Brief] (26 March 2007) PRB 06-43E $4.50 Add to Cart
The Productivity Imperative: Why Productivity Matter to Canadians (10 July 2003) PRB 03-15E $13.50 Add to Cart
Rates of Home Ownership and Household Debt [In Brief] (1 April 2004) PRB 04-03E $9.95 Add to Cart
The Real Estate Bubble Phenomenon: The Current Situation in North America and its Economic Consequences for Canada (23 October 2002) PRB 02-27E $13.50 Add to Cart
Rural Canada: Gross Domestic Product and Employment, 1986-2001 (5 February 2004) PRB 03-45E $9.95 Add to Cart
Saving or Spending: A Matter of Growth [In Brief] (2 February 2004) PRB 03-49E $9.95 Add to Cart
The Shortage of Rental Housing in Canada (24 May 2002) PRB 02-16E $16.50 Add to Cart
Three Decades of Economic and Financial Change in Canada: 1969 to 1999 (8 August 2001) PRB 01-5E $19.95 Add to Cart
The Underground Economy: Measurement and Consequence (2 November 2004) PRB 04-40E $13.50 Add to Cart
Understanding Argentina's Economic Collapse (5 December 2002) PRB 02-44E $16.50 Add to Cart
Why Has the Canadian Dollar Been Rising? [In Brief] (2 December 2003) PRB 03-22E $9.95 Add to Cart
Will the Higher Dollar Make Canadians More Productive (23 January 2004) PRB 03-36E $13.50 Add to Cart

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