Canadian Economy

Economics 101

The Cost of Living in Canada Just Got Markedly Higher

But the good news is that wages seem to be rising faster than the price of goods and services.
Vanmala Subramaniam
8.17.18
Canadian Economy

Britain’s Deficit is a Lesson For Canada

Canadian voters now rank “the deficit” as a primary concern. But the last time a country embarked on a deficit-reduction plan, hundreds were left jobless.
Jamie Maxwell
7.30.18
Canadian Economy

Bank of Canada raises interest rate to 1.5 percent

The cost of borrowing is set to go up for the fourth time in just over a year.
Vanmala Subramaniam
7.11.18
Canadian Economy

Trump’s stance on trade is hurting the Canadian dollar

The loonie has hit its lowest level in more than eight months
Vanmala Subramaniam
3.16.18
Canadian Economy

Canada is at risk of a banking crisis

Bank for International Settlements warns that high household debt could be a threat to Canada's banking system
Vanmala Subramaniam
3.12.18
Canadian Economy

Canada lost 88,000 jobs in January, most of them from Ontario

Now some economists are blaming the province’s minimum wage hike
Vanmala Subramaniam
2.9.18
stock market

Stock markets are in disarray because the U.S. economy is thriving

The Dow Jones swung from a 1,175 point drop on Monday, to a 550 point gain on Tuesday.
Vanmala Subramaniam
2.6.18
The Business of Weed

Hiring Spree

Legal weed will add thousands of jobs to the Canadian economy
Vanmala Subramaniam
1.24.18
Canadian Economy

Bank of Canada raises interest rates yet again

50% of young Canadians say they will be in financial trouble if rates keep rising
Vanmala Subramaniam
1.17.18
minimum wage

Relax, Ontario’s minimum wage increase will not lead to massive job losses

Alarmist rhetoric on minimum wage hike due to misinterpretation of facts, say economists
Vanmala Subramaniam
1.5.18
Economic trends

Canadians are obsessed with cannabis and cryptocurrency

“The Price of Bitcoin” and “Marijuana Stock” are the top two most-searched economic terms of 2017
Vanmala Subramaniam
12.13.17
Canadian Economy

The Canadian economy might be booming, but not if you’re an immigrant

An immigrant to Canada earns 16 percent less than a Canadian-born worker
Jamie Maxwell
12.11.17
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