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Swelling household debt likely to slow consumer spending: Conference Board

Lesson Plans   |   March 28, 2017

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According to the Conference Board of Canada, rising household debt will limit consumer spending growth in 2017. This lesson plan examines why household debt has risen to such high levels and the potential effect a... read more

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Liberals defer major tax pledge in 2017 federal budget

In the News   |   March 23, 2017

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Finance Minister Bill Morneau has put off tax hikes on wealthier Canadians, delivering a budget Wednesday that promises new money for job training, child care and social housing but offers no plan to improve the... read more

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NAFTA in play: What’s at stake for Canada-U.S. trade

In the News   |   March 7, 2017

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With the future of the North American free-trade agreement up in the air, Ottawa is scrambling to ensure that trade with the United States is not seriously disrupted. U.S. trade is vital to Canada, and rewriting... read more

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Who is minding the gap?

In the News   |   March 6, 2017

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New data show the split in annual earnings between men and women persists in Canada, Tavia Grant reports. If the trend isn’t addressed, long-term drawbacks for our economy will be unavoidable. It may be 2017 and Canada may have... read more

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Scotiabank – Economics Publications

Post-Secondary Education   |   March 3, 2017

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  We are pleased to be able to add the most current issues of all publicly available reports prepared by the Scotiabank Economics team. You can access the reports by clicking here. These reports are... read more

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Despite better GDP numbers, Canada’s economy still has one major weakness

In the News   |   March 2, 2017

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Canada’s latest gross domestic product numbers show an economy that ended 2016 on a roll, topping even the most optimistic expectations. But the one weakness it still can’t shake – moribund business investment – remains... read more

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Canada still in the dark on Trump’s tax plans after Morneau meets Mnuchin

In the News   |   March 2, 2017

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Bill Morneau will have to deliver his 2017 budget without a clear idea of where the Trump administration is heading on tax and trade reform. Canada’s Finance Minister held his first official meeting on Wednesday... read more

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Canada open to global economy amid rising threat of protectionism: Freeland

Lesson Plans   |   February 28, 2017

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This article and its lesson plan examine Canada’s place in today’s dynamic global economy. The Canadian government is undertaking a seemingly contrarian strategy of seeking trade agreements with other nations, in a world which increasingly... read more

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Swelling household debt likely to slow consumer spending: Conference Board

In the News   |   February 23, 2017

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Consumer spending growth helped bolster Canada’s economy in 2016, despite sluggish job growth and wage gains – but swelling household debt will limit that spending growth, the Conference Board of Canada said Thursday. In its... read more

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Trump vows to only tweak Canadian NAFTA provisions after Trudeau meeting

In the News   |   February 14, 2017

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won personal assurances from President Donald Trump during an Oval Office meeting on Monday that the United States only wants to tweak the North American free-trade provisions that govern commerce with... read more

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Don't be cowed

Cartoons   |   February 13, 2017

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By Brian Gable, February 9, 2017... read more

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Canadians want Trudeau to stand up to Trump, even if it leads to trade war: poll

In the News   |   February 8, 2017

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As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau prepares for his first encounter with Donald Trump at the White House, a new poll conducted for The Globe and Mail shows Canadians expect him to stand up to the... read more

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When ‘Made in Canada’ works, and when it doesn’t

Videos   |   February 8, 2017

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David Soberman, professor of marketing at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, offers pros and cons of using “Made in Canada” as a selling point.... read more

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Deflation and the dire consequences for the economy

Videos   |   February 6, 2017

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The Globe and Mail’s Affan Chowdhry explains that lower consumer prices aren’t necessarily a good thing for the economy.... read more

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Trump’s call to speed up NAFTA talks puts Canada on guard

In the News   |   February 3, 2017

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U.S. President Donald Trump announced he wants to “speed up” renegotiation of NAFTA, an accelerated approach that could ramp up the bargaining pressure on Canada as the country tries to find a way to emerge... read more

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