Canada Gdp

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 10.08.2015 | 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 09.25.2015 | 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 ...

'First Off, We're Not In A Recession'

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.04.2015 | Canada Business

Finance Minister Joe Oliver denied it on Friday, but a growing number of economic analysts now say Canada is in a recession. The country's economy ...

Suddenly, Another Interest Rate Cut Is Back In The Cards

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada Business

Cut could come as soon as July 15 CIBC: 'Indebted households don’t need even lower borrowing costs' Poloz: Soaring household debt a necess...

Odds Of A Recession In Canada Just Got Much Higher

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada Business

The odds that Canada will see a recession this year just rose considerably. Canada's economy shrank 0.1 per cent in April, StatsCan said Tuesday mo...

OECD Slashes Canadian Growth Forecast

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.03.2015 | Canada Business

PARIS - The world economy risks being bogged down in a low-growth spiral unless measures are taken to spur demand and incite businesses to boost their...

Canada's Economy 'In A Tailspin'

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 05.29.2015 | Canada Business

Statistics Canada confirmed Friday what many economists had been saying: That Canada's economy shrank in the first quarter of 2015, under pressure fro...

The Contrasting Impacts of Plummeting Oil Prices

Peter Hall | Posted 05.15.2015 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

Canada's energy sector service and equipment exporters are in for tough times, and cash flows for oil and gas exporters will tighten significantly. This is already beginning to spill red ink on Canada's trade and fiscal statistics. However, Canada's non-energy sector exporters should see a substantial boost.

Canada's Real GDP Unchanged For February

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Canadian economy flatlined in February as gains in retail sales were offset by a drop in manufacturing, mining and the energy sector — ...

Canada's Economy Shrinks Amid Widespread Slowdown

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.31.2015 | Canada Business

Canada's economy shrank in January, declining by 0.1 per cent following 0.3-per-cent growth in December, StatsCan said Tuesday. Declines were not l...

Canada's Economy Likely Shrank In January, CIBC Says

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.20.2015 | Canada Business

Canada’s economy likely shrank in January, CIBC said Friday following an unexpectedly negative reading on retail sales from Statistics Canada. Re...

Canada's Economy: Slower, But It Could Have Been Worse

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.03.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Canadian economy slowed to a 2.4 per cent growth rate in the last three months of 2014 — but still performed better than a consensus of...

What Burundi Can Teach Rwanda About Democratic Governance

David Himbara | Posted 05.01.2015 | Canada Politics
David Himbara

Then there is the matter of political competition for higher office. There is no such a thing in Rwanda. Members of genuine opposition are either in prison, exile or mysteriously die in and outside Rwanda. Leader of the Unified Democratic Forces party, Victoire Ingabire, who was barred from running for presidency in 2010 is in prison.

Canada's Economy Shrinks

CP | Posted 01.30.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says the country's gross domestic product declined 0.2 per cent in November compared with the previous month, primarily b...

Dear Santa: Here Is What B.C. Wants For Christmas

Dermod Travis | Posted 02.07.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Dear Santa: You probably don't get Christmas letters from an entire province, but this year we hope you'll think of adding B.C. to your magical journey.

Why Female Entrepreneurs Are Key to Global Development

G(irls)20 | Posted 02.01.2015 | Canada Impact

2013-06-12-blog_girls_20_summit_v01A.pngOver the next decade, more than one-billion women will join the work force. This is great news for GDP, which will increase significantly as a result. So why is entrepreneurship well suited to women and therefore key to global development?

Economic Growth Beats Forecasts By A Mile

CP | Craig Wong and Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.28.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Canadian economy grew at a faster than expected pace in the third quarter, but economists cautioned Friday about the impact of lower oil ...

St. John's Is Richer Than Toronto: StatsCan

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.11.2014 | Canada Business

Economic power in Canada is shifting to the west and to resource-producing areas, new data from StatsCan shows. The agency’s analysis of gross do...

Canada's Manufacturing Sales Hit All-Time High

CP | Craig Wong, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.16.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's manufacturing sector posted record sales for July and topped expectations as it gained 2.5 per cent.Statistics Canada said Tuesday t...