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Beef Prices Have Jumped 18%, And The Worst Is Yet To Come

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.22.2015 | Canada Business

Canada’s core inflation rate jumped 2.4 per cent in March, according to Statistics Canada, but that number obscures an ugly reality for many shopper...

Rising Food Costs Outstrip Lower Gas Prices

CP | Craig Wong, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.17.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's inflation rate ticked higher in March despite lower gasoline prices, which partially offset a broad rise in other prices.Statistics ...

A Big Surprise In Canada's Unemployment Numbers

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.10.2015 | Canada Business

Canada's labour market surprised in March, churning out 29,000 new jobs, far exceeding economists' expectations of a decline of 10,000. But Statis...

Raising B.C. Minimum Wage Is Not The Right Policy To Help Struggling Families

Charles Lammam | Posted 04.08.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Charles Lammam

The goal of helping struggling families and the most vulnerable in society is laudable. But the problem is the minimum wage is the wrong policy to achieve this end. Before determining what the right policy is, we first need to understand who the impoverished really are. It turns out they are overwhelmingly not minimum wage earners.

Forget The (Possible) Recession, These Canadian Industries Are Hiring

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.01.2015 | Canada Business

It’s good to be a scientist these days in Canada — or a logger. StatsCan’s latest survey of payroll employment, earnings and hours shows Cana...

Relief At The Pumps, Pain At The Checkout Line

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.20.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Inflation increased at the same pace for the second month in a row as the consumer price index for February rose just 1.0 per cent compared w...

Canada's Unemployment Rate Jumps

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.13.2015 | Canada Business

Canada's unemployment jumped to 6.8 per cent in February, from 6.6 per cent the month before, as job growth stalled, Statistics Canada said Friday. ...

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...

Canada's Economy: Slower, But It Could Have Been Worse

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.03.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Canadian economy slowed to a 2.4 per cent growth rate in the last three months of 2014 — but still performed better than a consensus of...

The Surprising Places Where Canada Is Creating Jobs

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 02.28.2015 | Canada Business

Canada’s job market may not be struggling quite as badly as recent reports suggest, according to new numbers from StatsCan. The agency’s labour...

Nearly Half Of Canada's Metro Areas Are Seeing Falling Incomes

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.23.2015 | Canada Business

You’ve probably read stories about how Canada’s wage growth is nothing to write home about, but new research from the Broadbent Institute adds a s...

Once Again, No Job Growth In Canada

CP/HuffPost Canada | Posted 01.09.2015 | Canada Business

Canada lost 4,300 jobs in December, adding to the more than 10,000 lost in November, Statistics Canada reported Friday. The unemployment rate stood...

Canada's GDP Grew More Than Expected .. Before Oil Prices Sank

CP | Posted 12.23.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA — Canada's gross domestic product rose by an unexpectedly strong 0.3 per cent in October, which led several economists to consider revising t...

LOOK: Food Prices Growing At Fastest Pace In Years

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.19.2014 | Canada Business

Want to save on your food bill? Switch to chicken. Inflation slowed down in November, thanks primarily to plummeting gas prices, but the rapid rise...

LOOK: What People Earn In Each Province

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.19.2014 | Canada Business

The median after-tax income for a family in Canada was $71,700 in 2012, according to StatsCan’s latest income survey, released last week. But wha...

Ontario Just Lost A Ton Of Jobs, And Alberta Is Fizzling

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.05.2014 | Canada Business

After two months of strong job gains (or not), Canada lost 10,700 jobs in November, StatsCan data shows, and the unemployment rate rose a notch to 6.6...

Canada's Economy Shrinks

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.31.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says the country's economic output fell slightly by 0.1 per cent in August, the first month to show a decline this year.Eco...

All Of A Sudden, Canada Swings To A Trade Deficit

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.03.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says the country's merchandise trade balance with the world went from a surplus of $2.2 billion in July to a deficit of $61...

Internet, Phone Costs Soaring: StatsCan

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.22.2014 | Canada Business

A little more than a year ago it looked like Verizon was coming to Canada, and the big Canadian telcos were busily slashing prices in preparation for ...

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 ...

Canada Runs Massive Trade Surplus

CP | Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.06.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada racked up a solid trade surplus during June as exports hit a record level due to a strong showing from the energy sector.Statistics Ca...

We're Hurting Each Other Less Than Ever

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.22.2014 | Canada

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says the number of crimes committed was lower last year, but so was the severity of those criminal acts.The agency says the...

Minimum Wage: No Progress In 40 Years, StatsCan Says

CP | Romina Maurino, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.15.2014 | Canada Business

Statistics Canada says the average minimum wage in 2013 was almost identical to the 1975 minimum wage, in constant dollars.The agency says the average...

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 ...

These People's Wage Hikes Will Make You Jealous

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.26.2014 | Canada Business

Workers in Canada’s oil, gas and mining sector have seen average salaries soar 13.3 per cent over the past year, according to new data from StatsCan...