Canadian Economy

Canada Making Mistake With Reliance On Oil, Housing: Think Tank

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.02.2016 | Canada Business

Canada risks falling behind if it doesn't develop its human resources, report argues.

Canada's Economy Sees Strongest Growth In 2 Years

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.30.2016 | Canada Business

The slump that started earlier this year appears to be over.

Ottawa Must Ask Itself Two Basic Questions About Deficit Spending

Sean Speer | Posted 10.28.2016 | Canada Politics
Sean Speer

Finance Minister Bill Morneau will soon release the government's Fall Economic Statement and the expectation is for more stimulus spending and higher deficits. The surrounding debate in Ottawa has been mostly focused on "how" and "what" of deficit spending and insufficiently on "why" and "when."

Canadian Malls Need More Than Clothing Stores To Survive: Experts

CP | Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.25.2016 | Canada Business

They say malls need to offer other services including entertainment and sporting venues.

Celebrating Canada's Top Entrepreneurs Can Inspire New Innovators

Abdullah Snobar | Posted 10.21.2016 | Canada Business
Abdullah Snobar

Ask an American to name an entrepreneur and odds are names like Mark Zuckerberg, Mike Dell and Larry Page will roll off their tongue. When asked to name up to five high-profile entrepreneurs, a third of Canadians could not name a single one. Why is that?

Canada's Economy Will Grow Slower Due To Housing, Exports: BoC

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.19.2016 | Canada Business

"Zero appetite" for interest rate hikes at the Bank of Canada.

Say Hello To The Commonwealth's $6.6-Trillion Real Estate Bubble

Stephen Punwasi | Posted 10.07.2016 | Canada Business
Stephen Punwasi

Instead of crashing in 2008, countries like Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the U.K. decided we just needed more money. The result? Soaring real estate prices, stagnating incomes, mounting household debt and lowered economic output have sent four of the largest economies in the realm into a massive bubble.

BMO Says B.C. To Lead Canada's Economy In 2017. TD Says Alberta.

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 10.06.2016 | Canada Business

The Bank of Montreal predicts some challenging times for Alberta.

The U.S. Is Dragging Canada's Economy Down: IMF

CP | Posted 10.04.2016 | Canada Business

Its new estimate is 0.2 per cent lower than before.

Bad Government Policies Are Undermining Canada's Growth

Charles Lammam | Posted 10.03.2016 | Canada Politics
Charles Lammam

Like many diagnoses of slow growth, the effects of bad government policies often get overlooked. This matters because unlike commodity swings or global forces, governments can actually influence the direction of policy. But in recent years, we've seen an onslaught of growth-hindering policies in Canada such as spending-induced debt increases, higher taxes and increased regulation.

Canada's Economy Had A Better-Than-Expected Showing In July

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.30.2016 | Canada Business

Canada's economy began the third quarter on solid footing.

Canada's Spineless Business Leaders Are Hurting The Economy: Report

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 09.26.2016 | Canada Business

Canadian companies are too hesitant to take chances.

Stimulus Won't Be As Good For Canada As The Liberals Said: Bank

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 09.23.2016 | Canada Business

Hold the applause.

Canada's Economy Won't Grow As Fast As OECD Expected

CP | Posted 09.21.2016 | Canada Business

Blame weak trade. And other things.

Donald Trump Really Did Boost Cape Breton Tourism This Year

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 09.15.2016 | Canada Business

Trump sure is good at making people want to be far away from him.

Short And Shallow TPP Report Fails To Address Canadian Jobs

Jerry Dias | Posted 09.14.2016 | Canada Business
Jerry Dias

There is no look at intellectual property rights and what the deal means for drug prices or the potential for setting up a much-needed Pharmacare program in this country. The impact on supply management, and what that means for dairy farmers, processors and the milk we drink is only partially addressed.

RBC: Canadian Economy Needs 10, 15 Years To Reinvent Itself

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada Business

We used to be an oil and manufacturing power. What will we be now?

Bank Of Canada Predicts 'Substantial Rebound' For Economy

CP | Craig Wong, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.07.2016 | Canada Business

Bank has "zero appetite for rate hikes."

Sunny Ways And Sunny Days May Soon Darken For Justin Trudeau

Robert Waite | Posted 09.06.2016 | Canada Politics
Robert Waite

There is no other way to describe it -- Justin Trudeau has been a public relations superstar from the very moment he took office as prime minister almost a year ago. However, just as September has shorter days and produces a tinge of frost in the evening air, this prolonged period of public basking in the sun may soon be coming to an end for our prime minister.

Why Tech Ed Is Positioned To Restore Canada's Falling Economy

Matt Parson | Posted 09.02.2016 | Canada Business
Matt Parson

Canadian tech companies are constantly struggling to find the right people. The war on talent is very much in effect, as everyone from small startups to digital power houses are competing for skilled designers, developers, and marketers to be player in the global market.

Canada Must Build 21st Century Trade Routes To Escape Low Growth

Perrin Beatty | Posted 08.31.2016 | Canada Business
Perrin Beatty

Ottawa's most important policy response to lagging growth has been a return to that great theme of Canadian history: building. Sixty per cent of Canada's GDP depends on trade. Canadians need to build now to get our goods and services to the growing global middle class, projected to grow from 1.8 billion today to five billion by 2030.

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.

Oil And The Loonie Are Getting A Divorce

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 08.17.2016 | Canada Business

And that could be a good thing.

It's Time For Automakers To Invest In Canada

Jerry Dias | Posted 08.03.2016 | Canada Business
Jerry Dias

In one week, Unifor will begin its first-ever round of bargaining with the Detroit Three automakers in what may be the most important round of bargaining to take place in the sector in more than a generation. The employers should be going in these talks with their eyes wide open.

Alberta Wildfires Torched Canada's Economy

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.29.2016 | Canada Business

Economy shrank 0.6 per cent in May, StatsCan says.