The Underground Economy in Canada, 1992 to 2011

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This study was prepared by Charles Morissette of the National Economic Account Division, Statistics Canada.

This report would not have been possible without the support of the staff of the National Economic Accounts Division (NEAD) under the direction of James Tebrake (Director General of the Macroeconomic Accounts Branch). The study was funded through a partnership agreement with Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

The author would like to thank Lidia Dobrotescu, manager of the project for the CRA, and the CRA project team for comments on earlier versions of this report. Many people from NEAD were involved at various stages of this report. Emmanuel Manolikakis, Conrad Barber-Dueck, Jackie Maisonneuve, Cynthia Haggar-Guenette, Michel Chevalier, Demi Kotsovos, Terrence Martin, Christopher Rocco, Éric Desjardins, Chris van Millingen and Jean-Gaston Gingras provided comments and important information throughout the development of the project. Danielle Schyle, the Technical Assistant, provided constant and efficient support. Anne-Marie Bridger and Rob Puchyr’s involvement made it possible to have this report published according to Statistics Canada standards.

Finally, the author would like to especially thank Chris Jackson, Assistant Director of the National Economic Accounts Division, for comments, suggestions and support provided throughout the various stages of the project. His dedicated involvement in this project had a significant impact on the overall quality and usefulness of the report.

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