Guide to the Public Sector of Canada

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Over the past 35 years, total government outlays in the Canadian economy amounted to approximately 40% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and public sector employment comprised approximately 20% of total employment in the country.

Due to the importance of the public sector in Canada and its ramifications in a number of domains, it is essential that the public sector universe be clearly defined and documented. This guide defines the public sector statistical universe and describes its components.

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