Archived - 1996 Publications

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1997 Review of Financial Sector Legislation: Proposals for Changes
Proposes a series of important amendments to legislation that will serve to address the needs of consumers, and to simplify and update regulation (June 19, 1996).

Annual Financial Report of the Government of Canada, Fiscal year 1995-96
Reviews the government's spending and revenue performance over the past fiscal year and discuss the factors affecting these results (October 9, 1996).

Canadian Federal Budget 1996.
Free budget documents in hypertext, Adobe Acrobat and plain text formats (March 6, 1996).

Debt Operations Report, 1996
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Outlines the key elements of current federal debt management strategy and describes various strategic and operational aspects of the government's debt program and cash management activities over the past year (November, 1996).

Economic and Fiscal Update 1996
Provides an update on the national economic and federal fiscal situation leading into the budget planning process and constitutes the base document for pre-budget consultations (October 9, 1996).

Economy in Brief 1996
Quarterly description of Canada's economic performance.

Enhancing the Supervision of Pension Plans Under the Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985 (OSFI)
Discusses changes to the prudential and supervisory framework for federally-regulated private pension plans -- Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada (July 24, 1996).

Federal Government Response to the 8th Report of the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development
Outlines how the government is proceeding with an examination of taxes, grants and subsidies in the context of sustainable development (July 17, 1996).

Federal Income Tax Treatment of Virgin and Recycled Materials
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Description of the federal corporate income tax treatment of metal mining and recycling, paper production using virgin and recycled fibres, and production of plastics using virgin and recycled resins (prepared jointly by Natural Resources Canada, Industry Canada and Finance Canada) (December 10, 1996).

Fiscal Monitor 1996
Monthly highlights and details of the Government's fiscal performance.

Fiscal Reference Tables 1996
Provides historical information on federal public finances and on broad fiscal indicators at the provincial level as well as international fiscal comparisons (October 9, 1996).

Government of Canada Securities 1996
Quarterly update describing the federal government's debt program and recent developments in fixed-income markets and the economy.

Government of Canada Tax Expenditures 1995
Source of information for the analysis of the Canadian tax system. Provides information on the federal income tax system (corporate and personal) as well as the goods and services tax (GST) (August 15, 1996).

Harmonized Sales Tax - Technical Paper
Provides guidelines on how the single, harmonized value-added tax, the Harmonized Sales Tax, to be implemented on April 1, 1997 in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland and Labrador will operate (October 23, 1996).

Level Playing Field
Examines the impact of Canada's tax system on a range of energy investments and compares levels of support provided by the tax system (September 5, 1996).

New Simplified Customs Tariff
Description of the proposed simplified Customs Tariff, intended to be implemented in 1998 and seeks the views of interested parties (March 26, 1996).

Registered Pension Plans (RPPs) and Registered Retirement Saving Plans (RRSPs)
Questions and answers (March 27, 1996).

Report on Operations Under the Bretton Woods and Related Agreements Act 1995
Annual general summary detailling operations that directly affect Canada: resources and lending of the World Bank Group; funds subscribed or contributed by Canada; borrowings in Canada; procurement of Canadian goods and services.

Report on Operations Under the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Agreement Act 1995
Annual general summary of all actions, including their human rights aspects and sustainable development aspects, taken under the authority of the Act.

Towards Replacing the Goods & Services Tax
Description of a major advance in responsible sales tax reform (April 23, 1996).