Archived - 1997 Publications
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Annual Financial Report of the Government of Canada, Fiscal year 1996-97
Reviews the government's spending and revenue performance over the past fiscal year and discuss the factors affecting these results (October 17, 1997)
Canadian Federal Budget 1997
Free budget documents in hypertext, Adobe Acrobat and plain text formats (February 18, 1997).
Economic and Fiscal Update 1997
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 15, 1997).
Economy in Brief 1997
Quarterly description of Canada's economic performance.
Excise Act Review
Presents a comprehensive proposal for a revised federal commodity taxation system in respect of alcohol and tobacco products (February 4, 1997).
Fiscal Monitor 1997
Monthly highlights and details of the Government's fiscal performance.
Fiscal Reference Tables 1997
Provides historical information on federal public finances and on broad fiscal indicators at the provincial level as well as international fiscal comparisons (October 15, 1997)
Foreign Bank Entry Policy: Consultation Paper
Review of the role of foreign banks within the existing Canadian financial institutions framework (September 26, 1997).
Government of Canada Securities 1997
Quarterly update describing the federal government's debt program and recent developments in fixed-income markets and the economy.
Government of Canada Tax Expenditures 1997
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 13, 1997).
Government Response to the Report on the Special Import Measures Act
Comprehensive response to the report of the Standing Committees on Finance and on Foreign Affairs and International Trade of the House of Commons on Canada's anti-dumping and countervailing duty law. (April 18, 1997)
Payments System in Canada
Background papers prepared by the staff of the Bank of Canada and the Department of Finance for discussion by the Payments System Advisory Committee
Report on ... European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Agreement Act 1996
Annual general summary of all actions, including their human rights aspects and sustainable development aspects, taken under the authority of the Act.
Report on Operations Under the Bretton Woods and Related Agreements Act 1996
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.
Securing Canada's Retirement Income System (April 23, 1997)
Sustainable Development Strategy
Outlines the issues and priorities related to sustainable development on which the department plans to focus its efforts over the next three years (December 10, 1997)
Taxation of Social Security Benefits FAQ
Proposed changes to the Canada-U.S. Income Tax Convention - answers to frequently asked questions (June 2, 1997).
WTO Agreement on Financial Services:
The Canadian perspective on the General Agreement on Trade in Services - financial services