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Economic Viewpoint

Canada’s Major Urban Systems: Drivers of Growth (Part 1)

April 22, 2021
François Dupuis, Vice-President and Chief Economist
Mathieu D’Anjou, Deputy Chief Economist • Joëlle Noreau, Senior Economist

Cities play an essential role in economic growth and development by offering specialized services and enabling complementarities between economic agents. They drive growth. They are also melting pots where needs arise and are met. Owing to the diversity of economic agents, networking opportunities abound and solutions to problems are developed.