Canadian Economy

Homelessness Remains a National Crisis

Jino Distasio | Posted 11.12.2014 | Canada Politics
Jino Distasio

All levels of government and the private sector must begin to see the tremendous social and economic benefits of doing the right thing. Canada can end homelessness and our elected officials have a duty to work together on funding community based solutions.

Sliding Oil Prices Will Cost Ottawa Billions, ‘Re-Order' Economy

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.20.2014 | Canada Business

The steep drop in oil prices in recent months will cost Canada’s federal government as much as $3 billion in lost revenue, according to an analysis ...

How Small Businesses Affect the Future of Sustainable Sourcing

Ian Lifshitz | Posted 10.18.2014 | Canada Business
Ian Lifshitz

With more and more attention focused on global environment and climate change, stakeholders (citizenry at large) are hungry for actionable solutions and real commitments. As companies start to more and more define their supply chains with sustainability as a core value, transparency and accountability in these efforts will be increasingly critical.

Oil Prices Are Diving. Is That Good Or Bad For Canada?

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.10.2014 | Canada Business

Oil prices are coming down fast, and analysts say that’s bad news for Canada’s oil-producing provinces. But what’s bad news for the drillers is ...

Zero Growth In Canada's Economy

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.30.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Economic growth in Canada paused in July following a string of gains over six consecutive months, hurt by a slump in the mining and energy se...

8 Things You Need To Know From Canada's Big Bank Economists

The Huffington Post Canada | Sunny Freeman | Posted 09.23.2014 | Canada Business

Top economists from Canada’s big five banks assembled for a rare team prognostication Monday to weigh in on everything from how Millennials living w...

We Still Needs Economic Stimulus: BoC

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.22.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Canada's struggling economy still needs the extra boost of monetary stimulus to help keep the recovery on track, says Bank of Canada senior ...

Dollar Up, As Economy Rebounds Sharply

CP | Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.29.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The Canadian dollar was higher Friday as data showed the economy grew more than expected in the second quarter.The loonie was up 0.08 of a c...

How Canadian Companies Are Adding Emerging Markets To Their Export Strategy

Peter Hall | Posted 10.21.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

The tech wreck, the thickening border with the U.S. and the soaring loonie in the mid-2000's turned the attention of Canada's exporters to fast-growing emerging markets. In a relatively short time span, our trade with this rapidly-rising part of the global economy has risen from less than 5 per cent to almost 13 per cent of our merchandise exports.

Are Exports Driving Our Economy?

Peter Hall | Posted 10.14.2014 | Canada
Peter Hall

OK, you're right -- this is really last week's news. But it is worth repeating. For a good many months now, economy watchers of many stripes have been...

Canada's Manufacturing Crisis Is Worst In Developed World

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 08.08.2014 | Canada Business

We’re often told that Canada’s crisis in manufacturing is a global problem, one that we alone can do little to address. Competition from devel...

Canada's Big Pharma Should Do What It Does Best

Joseph Soares | Posted 10.07.2014 | Canada Business
Joseph Soares

Back in 2012, things looked grim for Canada's Big Pharma industry. A significant number of the industry's high-earning products were about to lose their patent protection, and face replacement by low-margin generics. But Canada's pharma industry, the eighth largest in the world, maintained its levels of innovation as well as formulating an innovative and successful business strategy.

Canada's Economy Surprises To The Upside

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.30.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's economic output picked up speed to a a 0.4 per cent pace in May, setting the stage for a second quarter expansion that is expected t...

Ottawa's Deficit Spending Needs to Stop

Sean Speer | Posted 09.28.2014 | Canada Business
Sean Speer

The federal government now appears once again poised to balance its budget after several years of deficit spending. A step backwards in the direction of borrowing and spending more would be a huge loss with little economic reward.

In Canada, How You Feel About The Economy Depends On Where You Live

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.28.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canadians are becoming increasingly pessimistic about the economy and the availability of jobs — except those in the booming West — a new...

IMF: U.S. A Drag On Canada's Economy

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.23.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The International Monetary Fund says Canada's economy will be a little weaker this year than previously projected, although it will continue ...

Look Who's About To Replace Quebec As 2nd-Largest Economy

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.23.2014 | Canada Business

If trends continue, Alberta will have a larger economy than Quebec within three years, according to estimates from financial news service Bloomberg. ...

Canada Should Catch This Economic Wave

Peter Hall | Posted 09.16.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

Canada has huge potential and great planet-wide visibility as the global investment wave builds. In the time that it takes for the wave to crest, it will be important for companies, institutions and analysts to position ourselves to catch this one as best we possibly can.

Canadian Companies Lag Global Peers In Investment: Study

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.15.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canadian companies are falling behind rivals in the rest of the world in terms of investment, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe In...

Businesses Losing Their Oomph

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.06.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Bank of Canada says Canadian firms are confident about future prospects and the economy — although they are still not totally sold on a...

Canada's GDP 'Disappointing' In April

HuffPost/CP | Craig Wong, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.30.2014 | Canada Business

Canada's economy grew by 0.1 per cent in April, about half the pace economists were expecting. At an annual pace, Canada's economy is on track to g...

This May Be The Scariest Chart Yet On Canada's Economy

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.05.2014 | Canada Business

StatsCan released a pretty unimpressive trade balance report on Wednesday, showing the country swinging to a $638-million trade deficit in April, from...

BoC Fears 'Downside Risks'

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.04.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Bank of Canada is keeping its trend-setting interest rate at one per cent, saying economic conditions had worsened somewhat in the past f...

Whoa, Didn't See That Coming

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.30.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The brutal winter iced Canada's recovery to the worst growth rate in more than a year as businesses held off on investments and many other ke...

‘Canada's Economy Has No Engine'

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 05.09.2014 | Canada Business

If the percentage of Canadians with a job today were the same as it was before the last recession, Canada would have 665,000 more working people, acco...