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Canada+Jan+27 - Employment Relations in Canada Jan.27 2011...

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Employment Relations in Canada Jan.27, 2011
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The Canadian Employment Relations System--Contexts Political contexts Form of Government? Constitutional Monarchy Parliamentary Democracy Written constitution ‑ British North America Act (1867), Constitution Act (1982) Federal system Political parties: liberal, conservative, new democratic, Bloc Quebecois Great Political Stability
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The Canadian Employment Relations System--Contexts Economic context High dependence on international trade and finance ‑ especially with the US Very high foreign ownership, esp. by US firms Exports 33% GNP and imports 25% GNP Mixed Economy Government owned crown corporations compete with private sector Recent economic performance
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The Canadian Employment Relations System--Contexts Technological context Among technologically most advanced countries in world Level of Living ‑ Among highest in the world Well endowed with natural resources Principal Industries Heavily manufacturing and service oriented Reliant on exports of raw and semi‑finished products
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