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Canada's Economy Finished 2016 With A Bang

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.02.2017 | Canada Business

Growth comes in strong, but there are clouds on the economic horizon.

6 Myths About What Makes A Strong Economy

Oxfam Canada | Posted 02.06.2017 | Canada Politics
Oxfam Canada

It is clear that people around the world are angry and disillusioned with the global economy. Growing inequality has left much of humanity struggling to make ends meet while the richest one per cent continues to profit. This rampant inequality is a sure sign our economic model is broken.

Canada's Economy Strengthens, But Potential Problem Brews

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.31.2017 | Canada Business

Real estate sector declines for first time in five years.

Startup Invents Coolest Way Ever To Measure An Economy

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.14.2016 | Canada Business

That is, if there's such a thing as a "cool" way to measure an economy.

A Nation's Well-Being Is More Than Just How Rich It Is

David Morley | Posted 11.28.2016 | Canada Impact
David Morley

With rising inequality and the well-being of children in even the most affluent countries at serious risk, we can no longer confuse the health of a country's economy with the health of its people. The failure of GDP to capture the well-being of people - including children - necessitates a new way of thinking.

Canada Now Depends More On Homebuilding Than It Ever Has

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 09.07.2016 | Canada Business

Exports and energy are in decline, but homebuilding presses on.

Liberals Can't Deliver On Rosy Promises: Tories

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.31.2016 | Canada Politics

Opposition parties are pouncing on GDP figures.

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.

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 Drops In World's Richest Countries Ranking

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 06.09.2016 | Canada Business

Canada: it's not quite the world's richest country. But it's up there. At US$50,230.80, the Great White North ranks high in the world when it comes...

The Economic Tide Makes It Right For Canadian SMBs To Venture Online

Cameron Schmidt | Posted 06.08.2016 | Canada Business
Cameron Schmidt

In Canada, less than 20 per cent of small and medium businesses (SMBs) have an online retail presence. The reality is that many SMBs are so busy working to keep their businesses running that they have only ever given a brief thought to going online. It's a "nice-to-have," but not a "must-have."

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.

B.C. Depends More On Real Estate Than Alberta Does On Oil

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 05.12.2016 | Canada Business

Real estate just can't stop moving.

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."

Liberals' 2016 Budget Opts For Big Spending Over Restraint

Alexandre Laurin | Posted 03.23.2017 | Canada Business
Alexandre Laurin

We've seen this story before in the mid-1990s, when out-of-control deficits and an impending sovereign debt crisis led to painful spending cuts and tax increases. The government is wrong to make the return to budget balance conditional on strong economic growth. Population aging is already taking its toll on long-term projections, and too many unforeseen events can derail the fiscal path. Only tight fiscal discipline can balance the budget within a reasonable timeframe, protecting Canadians' standards of living from future large tax increases and cuts to government services.

The TPP May Widen The Gap Between Rich And Poor

Salman Sakir | Posted 03.22.2017 | Canada Business
Salman Sakir

Unemployment and income inequality are issues that are plaguing both countries; so, policies to ameliorate rather than exacerbate them need to be considered. Further research need to be conducted to understand the impact of the TPP on Canada and the U.S. before the trade agreement goes into effect.

GDP Grew 0.8 Per Cent In Q4

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.01.2016 | Canada Business

A consensus of economists had predicted real GDP for the fourth quarter to produce a flat reading, according to Thomson Reuters.

Finance Minister To Shed Light On Gloomy Economic Outlook

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.21.2017 | Canada Politics

He's set to unveil fresh numbers Monday.

Nearly Half Of Canada's Industries Are Shrinking

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.29.2016 | Canada Business

Canada's economy hasn't grown in a year.

Bank Of Canada Interest Rate: Will It Get Cut Again?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.23.2015 | Canada Business

Recent data shows the Canadian economy is falling short of expectations.

B.C.'s Economy Doesn't Stack Up To The Rest Of Canada

Dermod Travis | Posted 12.22.2016 | Canada Business
Dermod Travis

Take a gander at the government's economic report cards and one thing becomes readily apparent: an almost virtual absence of inter-provincial comparisons. There's a good reason for that. Compared to Alberta, Ontario and Quebec, B.C. doesn't always stack up so well.

Canada's Economic 'Recovery' Sure Didn't Last Long

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.01.2016 | Canada Business

OTTAWA — Canada has climbed out of the recession that nudged the economy into reverse over the first half of 2015 — but a rebound in growth during...

Leading The Way For Japanese Women In The Workforce

G(irls)20 | Posted 11.19.2016 | 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 10.23.2016 | 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 10.08.2016 | 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?