Conference Board of Canada

What Housing Bubble?

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Conference Board isn't buying the notion that Canada's housing market will suddenly crumble, saying the most likely outlook is for a mode...

Reforming Supply Management Amounts to Bad Business Advice

Richard Doyle | Posted 03.11.2014 | Canada Business
Richard Doyle

It is not a surprise that the Conference Board calls for the dismantling of Canada's supply management system, and the fallacies and misleading assertions used to support that call are common in some circles.

Being Gay Isn't Why I'm Depressed

Arthur Gallant | Posted 02.15.2014 | Canada
Arthur Gallant

More than once as a young person (and even in adulthood) I've encountered professionals who believe my sexual orientation is the cause of my depression. I've also encountered professionals old enough to be my grandparents who suggest my sexual orientation is a mental illness in itself. It is why I remain skeptical to this day of seeking treatment; especially with a professional I've never met before.

2014: The Year Unions Go To War?

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

As 18 unions and labour organizations representing federal government workers line up to sue the Harper government over changes to public service labo...

Look How Much Beer Canadians Drink

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.05.2013 | Canada Business

Good news, beer drinkers of Canada: You’re good for the economy. The beer industry directly and indirectly supports one out of every 100 jobs in ...

Divine Right Of Corporations And Their Government Subsidiaries

Mark Taliano | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Mark Taliano

The current trajectories of Canada's predominant political economies are increasingly dysfunctional, due in no small part to the fact that we have become, in many respects, a petro state, rather than the much vaunted "Energy Superpower" that we were promised.

The One Thing That's Really Blocking New Graduates From Good Jobs

Linda A. Franklin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Linda A. Franklin

Students have a right to expect to find meaningful work after they graduate. Unfortunately, there are many young people who can't get hired because they don't have the right education and skills. This is commonly referred to as the skills mismatch -- the mismatch between the credentials held by people seeking work and the qualifications sought by employers.

There Will Be No Crash -- But No Boom, Either: Report

CP | Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - A growing population and continuing, albeit modest, job growth will prevent condo markets in Canada's major cities from crashing, a new repo...

Canada's Seriously Surprising Boomtown For 2013

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.08.2013 | Canada Business

What a difference oil can make. St. John’s, Newfoundland, will be Canada’s economic winner for 2013, according to a new report from the Confere...

One Size Does Not Fit All in Food Trade

Richard Doyle | Posted 10.01.2013 | Canada Business
Richard Doyle

Another Conference Board of Canada report claims supply management drives up prices and discourages international trade. There is no evidence that deregulating Canada's dairy market would result in lower prices for consumers. In fact, international experience tells us otherwise.

What's Costing Ontario $24 Billion?

CP | Clare Clancy, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.21.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Ontario is losing out on more than $24 billion annually in economic activity because of a gap between the skills workers have and skills tha...

Immigration Behind Sky-High House Prices: Report

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.20.2013 | Canada Business

The Conference Board of Canada says Paul Krugman and other economists are wrong when they say Canada is in for a debt and housing market bloodbath. ...

What Rejecting Pipelines Could Do

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.17.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - The Conference Board of Canada says uncertainty over new pipeline projects poses a threat to Canadian companies that provide services to oil...

You Won't Believe Which Province Is Leading Economic Growth

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.12.2013 | Canada Business

Here's a sentence you don't read every day: Newfoundland is going to lead the country in economic growth. The province’s GDP is expected to rise ...

How Women Hold Themselves Back in Business

r/ally | Posted 07.19.2013 | Canada Business

While women are equipped with the necessary skills to perform well as leaders, they are not exercising the ability to self-promote. The issue lies, in part, with a woman's confidence or lack thereof. Women tend to "self-select out."

These Canadian Cities Are Still Stuck In Recession

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 05.07.2013 | Canada Business

It’s been four years since the Great Recession ended in Canada, but nearly half of Canada’s mid-sized cities have yet to regain the jobs lost duri...

Canada Post In Serious Long-Term Trouble: Report

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.23.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - An think-tank commissioned by Canada Post is warning that the Crown corporation will be losing $1 billion a year by the end of this decade.Th...

When It Comes To Innovation, Canada Spinning Its Wheels

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.04.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Conference Board says Canada has been spinning its wheels in the critical area of business innovation despite a decade of trying.The Otta...

Why Doesn't Alberta Have A PST?

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 03.05.2013 | Canada Alberta

Alberta has thrown itself into a fiscal corner of its own making, states the Conference Board of Canada suggesting the Tory government adopt a provinc...

Why Alberta Needs A PST

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.27.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - The Conference Board of Canada has added its voice to the choir calling on Alberta to implement a provincial sales tax to offset its revenue...

In Alberta, We're Ready and Eager to Tackle Child Poverty

Lucy Miller | Posted 04.15.2013 | Canada Alberta
Lucy Miller

To what extent might child poverty hamper our collective future? This question is on my mind because earlier this month, the Conference Board of Canada put out a report card that gave Canada a very poor ranking on child poverty.

Sunny Freeman

Canada Gets Unimpressive Marks On Global Report Card | Sunny Freeman | Posted 02.04.2013 | Canada Business

Canada gets an uninspiring ‘B’ on a new report card measuring social performance among a group of major developed countries, a ranking the think t...

Conference Board of Canada Food Summit: Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

Paul Hughes | Posted 04.01.2013 | Canada Alberta
Paul Hughes

Although the 2nd Canadian Food Summit hasn't even started, the controversy has. In fact, the Canadian food policy world may have it's biggest dust up ever if the Conference Board of Canada (CBoC) continues its tone deaf, stack the deck maneuvering.

Canada Almost Dead Last On Environment: Report

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.26.2013 | Canada Politics

Canada is an "environmental laggard," according to a new report from The Conference Board of Canada. The study ranks Canada 15 out of 17 developed ...

Can Health Care Make Society More Productive?

Cy Frank | Posted 03.05.2013 | Canada
Cy Frank

Health care is a form of human capital. Considered in the broadest sense, health care encompasses public education and prevention services as well as the delivery of care when illness strikes. As such, it is actually one of society's critical means of keeping our population productive. Canadians can't afford productivity losses. The Conference Board of Canada reported last year that our productivity level has fallen to 80 per cent of the U.S. level from a high of 90 per cent in the mid-1980s. If we can agree that efficient health care is an enabler of productivity and that productivity is key to wealth, the next steps should be easy