Canadian Economy

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's Economic Outlook Downgraded

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada Business

Business investment is missing in action.

Building A Fairer, More Sustainable Health-Care System For Canada

Sean Speer | Posted 07.20.2016 | Canada Politics
Sean Speer

The reality is that Canada's present system is failing to live up to the principle of universality. By subsidizing hospital and doctor costs for all Canadians we have little public monies left over to help low- and middle-income Canadians pay for uninsured services and treatments.

Economy Shrank In Second Quarter, Bank Of Canada Says

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.13.2016 | Canada Business

Bank leaves key lending rate unchanged.

Brexit Demonstrates Perils Of Unchecked Globalization

Salman Sakir | Posted 07.12.2016 | Canada Business
Salman Sakir

Only when the fruits of globalization are enjoyed by all segments of the society, especially the low-income and middle-class, would globalization be more acceptable politically and socially by broad segments of the population.

It's Time For B.C. To Rethink Skills Training Approach

Paul de Jong | Posted 06.28.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Paul de Jong

Graduation ceremonies are underway at high schools across the province, as students get set to take their skills to the next level. At 84 per cent, B.C.'s high school graduation rate has never been higher. While that's reason to celebrate, we should also be asking why the province's apprenticeship programs aren't achieving anywhere near the same success rates.

Brexit Could Hit Canada Hard, TD Bank Warns

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Business

Could shave up to 1 percentage point off growth.

These Provinces Will Lead Economic Growth Through 2017

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.13.2016 | Canada Business

It won't be the oil producers, that's for sure.

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.

Bank Of Canada Says Wildfires Did A Number On Economy

CP | Craig Wong, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.25.2016 | Canada Business

But a big rebound is expected for later this year.

Canada's Economy Shrinking Right Now, Economists Warn

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 05.24.2016 | Canada Business

But a rebound is expected in the third quarter.

StatsCan Has Nothing But Bad News For Canada's Economy Right Now

CP | Craig Wong | Posted 05.20.2016 | Canada Business

Retail is down. Manufacturing is down. You know what's up though? Inflation...

Canada Passed ‘Peak Optimism' This Week: TD Securities

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 05.05.2016 | Canada Business

The loonie at 80 cents U.S.? That was never going to last.

Canada's Economy Shrinks Again

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.29.2016 | Canada Business

The services sector is growing. The goods-producing sector, not so much.

$30 Oil Better Than $40 Oil In Canada's 'Twilight Zone' Economy

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.15.2016 | Canada Business

We'd be better of with lower oil prices and a lower loonie, CIBC says.

IMF Sees Worse Times Ahead For Canada

CP | David Paddon, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.12.2016 | Canada Business

TORONTO — The International Monetary Fund is lowering its economic growth projections for Canada and the world. Slowing growth in global oil export...

Canada's Economy Is Killing It But Good Times Won't Last: Analysts

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 04.11.2016 | Canada Business

The growth is "likely to prove unsustainable."

‘Oil-Shocked' Canada Is Beating The U.S. Hands Down: CIBC

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.04.2016 | Canada Business

“Some are questioning whether Canada really needed that fiscal stimulus after all.”

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."

Will Liberals' $100 Billion In New Debt Really Help The Economy?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.22.2016 | Canada Business

No timeline in budget for when deficits will end.

It's Time To Put Government Pension Bridge Benefits In The Past

Dan Kelly | Posted 03.08.2016 | Canada Politics
Dan Kelly

Ordinarily Canadians who retire before age 65 and choose to draw CPP early receive reduced benefits for the rest of their lives. That makes sense as they will not have paid in as much in premiums. The bridge benefit allows many government workers to claim their full pension early, penalty-free. If this seems rather unfair, that's because it is.

Canada Has An Innovation Problem

Mehrdad Loghmani | Posted 03.04.2016 | Canada Business
Mehrdad Loghmani

Canada is a vast country with ample resources, however political and economic machinery in this country are not open enough to create true and genuine marketplace for disruptive ideas. Cultural, artistic and intellectual innovation form the foundation of innovative economies. No nation can stay competitive and economically advanced while stagnating culturally and intellectually. Innovation requires taking risk and being open to new ideas. The biggest obstacles in the way of innovation in Canada are regressive and closed institutions.

Manufacturing Sees First Annual Drop Since Financial Crisis

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.16.2016 | Canada Business

Managed to eke out a gain in December.

B.C. + Alberta = BFF, Clark Says

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.11.2016 | Canada British Columbia

"When Alberta struggles, we all struggle."

The Winners And Losers In Canada's Post-Oil Crash Economy

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 02.11.2016 | Canada Business

Canada's manufacturers aren't ready for the new reality.