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Canadian Household Debt Hits Record High, Again

CP | Posted 03.12.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says the ratio of household debt to disposable income hit a new high in the fourth quarter as incomes increased at a slower...

Census Debate Roars Back

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.02.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A pair of duelling bills is putting the debate over the census and the work of Statistics Canada back on the floor of the House of Commons.A ...

Do You Know Where Your Money Really Goes?

Anita Saulite | Posted 03.24.2015 | Canada Business
Anita Saulite

The reality is most of us have no idea where our money goes, and because of this it feels like there is never enough. But the irony is taking control of our personal finances and allocating only one hour a week to it, has the power to make us feel more in control and confident about our personal financial situation and future.

Household Debt Hits All-Time High

CP/HuffPost Canada | Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.14.2015 | Canada Business

Canadian household debt reached an all-time high in the third quarter of 2014, Reuters reports. Average household debt reached 162.6 per cent of av...

Canada's Homicide Rate At Lowest Since 1966

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.31.2015 | Canada

OTTAWA - The country's homicide rate fell last year to 1.44 victims for every 100,000 people, its lowest level since 1966, Statistics Canada reported ...

Canada's Seniors Population To Soar By 2063

CBC | Posted 11.18.2014 | Canada

Canada faces a big demographic shift over the next 50 years, with a growing number of seniors and a movement of people to Western Canada, says a repo...

Canada's Manufacturing Sales Hit All-Time High

CP | Craig Wong, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.16.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's manufacturing sector posted record sales for July and topped expectations as it gained 2.5 per cent.Statistics Canada said Tuesday t...

StatsCan Makes Huge Correction To July Jobs Report

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.15.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The once-unimpeachable reputation of the country's national number-cruncher suffered a body blow Friday when Statistics Canada was forced to ...

Oops: StatsCan Removes Unemployment Data Over 'Error'

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 08.12.2014 | Canada Business

Statistics Canada has taken the rare move of pulling an unemployment report offline, due to “an error in processing” of July’s labour market num...

When Harper Killed the Census He Robbed Canadians

Murtaza Haider | Posted 09.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Murtaza Haider

An ad in the Globe and Mail reveals the extent of harm the Harper Conservatives have inflicted on Statistics Canada. Because of poor quality, Statistics Canada is not releasing data at finer spatial scales because the Harper Conservatives killed the mandatory long-form Census and replaced it with a voluntary survey of dubious quality.

StatsCan: Show Us Your SIN

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.07.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada is asking people to provide their social insurance numbers during test runs for the 2016 census, part of an effort to make ...

Why Are Tories Slashing Budget For Job Market Data?

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.11.2014 | Canada Business

As experts' calls for better labour market data grow louder, the Harper government appears to be going in the opposite direction. The Tories are st...

In a Data-Centric World, Harper's Cuts to StatsCan Are Baffling

Murtaza Haider | Posted 08.04.2014 | Canada Politics
Murtaza Haider

The modern economies are all about competing on data and analytics. While smart governments and businesses are investing in collecting data and raising armies of data scientists, Statistics Canada is starving under the Harper government. Smart planning needs robust data and sound analytics. The Canadian government should learn from the global experts who are highlighting the advances their governments and businesses have made in data and analytics. Starving nation's statistical agency is the wrong policy in a data-centric world.

Why Car Emissions Are Not a Big Deal

Andrew Tai | Posted 08.04.2014 | Canada Politics
Andrew Tai

It may seem like we're going off-topic here with all this talk about the various sources of greenhouse emissions, but the point remains the same -- driving a gas-powered car doesn't affect the environment as much as you think. You can throw your car away and replace it with a hybrid or a bike, if you like, but the environment will still be in trouble.

Canadian Cancer Rates Are Falling, So What Should We Be Worried About?

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 10.28.2014 | Canada Living

Cancer rates in Canada are the lowest they've been in a decade and death rates from cancer continue to decline, but health experts say Canadians still...

Internal Survey Reveals Complaints About Missing Census Data

CP | Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.10.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government has touted the thousands of databases it is making public as proof of its openness and transparency.But key data ...

Where Gen Y Is Failing To Launch

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.09.2014 | Canada Business

Hamiltonian twentysomethings just can't leave the nest. That much is apparent from 2011 census statistics that show 51.6 per cent of Steel City res...

Where Are Canadian Women Actually Working These Days?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.04.2014 | Canada Living

More women in Canada are graduating from universities than ever before, and now a new report is shedding light on what they do with their degrees. ...

Where An Arts Degree Will Lead You

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.04.2014 | Canada Business

Arts graduates spend years dissecting texts like "Waiting for Godot." And like the characters in Samuel Beckett's absurdist play, generations of t...

Cold December Can't Slow Down Canadian Economy

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.30.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's economy showed surprising strength at the end of last year, shaking off the December deep freeze and weakness in the United States t...

At Least 15,723,715 Of You Are Celebrating Valentine's Day

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.13.2014 | Canada Business

Over half of Canada's population will spend Valentine's Day with a sweetheart this year, with more same-sex couples marking the day than ever before. ...

Can You Trust The Numbers?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.05.2014 | Canada Business

Put the Department of Finance on the growing list of observers who are questioning the accuracy of Canada’s unemployment numbers. According to do...

Why One in Six Canadians Will Eventually Go Bankrupt

Douglas Hoyes | Posted 03.15.2014 | Canada
Douglas Hoyes

With low interest rates our average debt service ratio is at record lows. In 1990 Canadians used over 11 per cent of their disposable income to pay interest on their debt; today we only need 7 per cent of our income to pay interest. All is good. Or is it?

Did StatsCan Miss 18,000 People?

CP | Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.17.2014 | Canada Business

WINNIPEG - Statistics Canada is disputing a suggestion by the Manitoba government that it missed 18,000 people in the last census — a discrepancy th...

Canada's Top Province For Breastfeeding Is..

The Huffington Post, B.C. | Posted 11.26.2013 | Canada British Columbia

British Columbian mothers are more likely to breastfeed their babies exclusively for six months or more than mothers in the rest of Canada, a report r...