Hi there. I'm working with data around the four Canadian Maritime provinces, and have a couple of questions: (1) Unlike US data sets, the Canadian data set does not include give provincial final demand in the overview of the model. Does that mean that everything just appears in sectors 96 to 102, the various public service sectors? If so, I'm curious why this approach was taken, compared to the U.S. models (where local/state government demand is treated as an "institutional" demand). (2) Are "indirect business taxes" from events provincial taxes, local taxes, or both? Or neither? I'd welcome any elaboration. (3) How should I think about leaks in sector 102, which is "other municipal services." For example, in Newfoundland, the regional purchasing coefficient (RPC) is 0.42. My understanding is that the RPC shows how much of “total gross demand” in a region is currently met by local industry. Wouldn't government services naturally have an RPC of 1 -- that is, their demand is met by the local government. Or am I misinterpreting? Thanks. I appreciate your guidance. Michael Shuman -- Silver Spring, Maryland
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