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Canada Now Depends More On Homebuilding Than It Ever Has

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 09.07.2016 | Canada Business

Exports and energy are in decline, but homebuilding presses on.

Liberals Can't Deliver On Rosy Promises: Tories

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.31.2016 | Canada Politics

Opposition parties are pouncing on GDP figures.

Canadian Economy Shows Worst Performance Since Financial Crisis

CP | Craig Wong, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.31.2016 | Canada Business

Economists had expected a drop of 1.5 per cent in the second quarter, according to Thomson Reuters.

Canada's Economy Is Looking Worse. You Can Blame These 2 Things.

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 07.22.2016 | Canada Business

But there's reason to be hopeful.

Canada Drops In World's Richest Countries Ranking

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 06.09.2016 | Canada Business

Canada: it's not quite the world's richest country. But it's up there. At US$50,230.80, the Great White North ranks high in the world when it comes...

The Economic Tide Makes It Right For Canadian SMBs To Venture Online

Cameron Schmidt | Posted 06.08.2016 | Canada Business
Cameron Schmidt

In Canada, less than 20 per cent of small and medium businesses (SMBs) have an online retail presence. The reality is that many SMBs are so busy working to keep their businesses running that they have only ever given a brief thought to going online. It's a "nice-to-have," but not a "must-have."

Real Estate And Falling Loonie Prop Up Canada's Fizzling Economy

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.01.2016 | Canada Business

Canada's economy has gone from bang to whimper in a few months.

B.C. Depends More On Real Estate Than Alberta Does On Oil

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 05.12.2016 | Canada Business

Real estate just can't stop moving.

Canada's Economy Smashes All Expectations In January

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.31.2016 | Canada Business

"2016 is off to a roaring start."

Liberals' 2016 Budget Opts For Big Spending Over Restraint

Alexandre Laurin | Posted 03.23.2016 | Canada Business
Alexandre Laurin

We've seen this story before in the mid-1990s, when out-of-control deficits and an impending sovereign debt crisis led to painful spending cuts and tax increases. The government is wrong to make the return to budget balance conditional on strong economic growth. Population aging is already taking its toll on long-term projections, and too many unforeseen events can derail the fiscal path. Only tight fiscal discipline can balance the budget within a reasonable timeframe, protecting Canadians' standards of living from future large tax increases and cuts to government services.

The TPP May Widen The Gap Between Rich And Poor

Salman Sakir | Posted 03.21.2016 | Canada Business
Salman Sakir

Unemployment and income inequality are issues that are plaguing both countries; so, policies to ameliorate rather than exacerbate them need to be considered. Further research need to be conducted to understand the impact of the TPP on Canada and the U.S. before the trade agreement goes into effect.

GDP Grew 0.8 Per Cent In Q4

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.01.2016 | Canada Business

A consensus of economists had predicted real GDP for the fourth quarter to produce a flat reading, according to Thomson Reuters.

Finance Minister To Shed Light On Gloomy Economic Outlook

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.21.2016 | Canada Politics

He's set to unveil fresh numbers Monday.

Nearly Half Of Canada's Industries Are Shrinking

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.29.2016 | Canada Business

Canada's economy hasn't grown in a year.

Bank Of Canada Interest Rate: Will It Get Cut Again?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.23.2015 | Canada Business

Recent data shows the Canadian economy is falling short of expectations.

B.C.'s Economy Doesn't Stack Up To The Rest Of Canada

Dermod Travis | Posted 12.22.2015 | Canada Business
Dermod Travis

Take a gander at the government's economic report cards and one thing becomes readily apparent: an almost virtual absence of inter-provincial comparisons. There's a good reason for that. Compared to Alberta, Ontario and Quebec, B.C. doesn't always stack up so well.

Canada's Economic 'Recovery' Sure Didn't Last Long

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.01.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA — Canada has climbed out of the recession that nudged the economy into reverse over the first half of 2015 — but a rebound in growth during...

Leading The Way For Japanese Women In The Workforce

G(irls)20 | Posted 11.19.2015 | Canada Business

Thirteen per cent. That is the percentage by which Japan's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) could be boosted if the number of women in the workforce was raised to equal the number of working men.

High Taxes Have Created Brain Drain in France

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 10.23.2015 | Canada Business
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

This problem is also a Canadian concern. A May 2015 survey of high-impact Canadian firms revealed that "finding employees to expand and scale their business ranks as one of the top challenges identified by entrepreneurs." Lower and less progressive taxation would help attract and retain highly specialized labour.

Asking if Canadians Spend Too Much on Taxes Misses the Point

Michael Wolfson | Posted 10.08.2016 | Canada Business
Michael Wolfson

"There are lies, damned lies and statistics" is the well-worn phrase, but nothing better sums up the recent Fraser Institute scare mongering about taxes being the single largest budget item of Canadian households -- as catchy as the headlines may be, it is alarmist spin. Such biased economic exercises raise a fundamental question: Just what indicators should we be using to keep score on Canada's economic performance?

Canada's Economy Likely Growing Twice As Fast As Expected

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 09.30.2015 | Canada Business

Canada's economy grew 0.3 per cent in July, Statistics Canada says, faster than the rate that economists had generally expected. With these numbers...

The World Needs a Better Way to Measure the Well-Being of Nations

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 09.25.2016 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Simon Kuzents, the economist who developed the GDP measurement, warned it was not a good meter stick for national well-being. Still, that's exactly how the GDP has been used globally since the 1940s. GDP is the total value of all the goods and services a country produces in a year. So, creating jobs and producing equipment to clean up an oil spill, for example, adds to the GDP. As does producing guns and bombs for war. GDP is blind to factors like unemployment, living conditions and environmental degradation. Make sense? Not really. Whether it's genuine progress, national happiness, or a system that blends the best of both, the global community must agree on a more holistic way to measure our nations' progress that doesn't just count the money we make.

TSX Recovers (Somewhat) From Tuesday's Steep Drop

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.02.2015 | Canada Business

The Toronto Stock Exchange posted a solid, double-digit gain Wednesday, but it wasn't nearly enough to make up for the sharp drop of the previous session.

TSX Dives On News Of Canadian Recession, Chinese Slump

CP | Peter Henderson, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.01.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO — The Toronto Stock Exchange fell by triple digits on Tuesday as markets around the world dipped and new data confirmed Canada fell into rec...

‘Don't Count' On Economic Boost From Tories' Cheques: CIBC

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.24.2015 | Canada Business

Recent polling suggests the $4 billion in Universal Child Care Benefit cheques the Harper government is mailing out this month is giving the Tories a ...