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Canadians’ debt burden keeps climbing, hits record in third quarter

In the News   |   December 15, 2017

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Canadian households’ debt loads rose to another record high in the third quarter, as mortgage debt continued to climb despite rising interest rates. Statistics Canada reported that the ratio of household credit-market debt to disposable... read more

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Route for Keystone XL approved, clearing way for Alberta oil

In the News   |   November 21, 2017

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Nebraska has approved an alternative route for TransCanada Corp.’s $8-billion (U.S.) Keystone XL pipeline, a ruling that removes a key hurdle in the decade long-quest to link Alberta’s oil sands to U.S. refineries on the... read more

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Video: Carrick Talks Money: Is Canada returning to an 'inflation nation'?

Videos   |   November 15, 2017

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Rob Carrick has a warning about average yearly prince inflation for Canadians.... read more

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NAFTA uncertainty weighs on auto-industry investment decisions

In the News   |   November 10, 2017

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The Trump administration’s proposals for new auto rules in the North American free-trade agreement appear to be influencing investment decisions even before a decision has been made on whether the agreement lives or dies. Auto... read more

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Canada aims for immigration boost to buttress economy as population ages

In the News   |   November 2, 2017

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The government says the plan will position Canada as a country that welcomes the world, particularly at a time when U.S. President Donald Trump is seeking to toughen immigration rules in America. The plan is... read more

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Canadians see wage gains even as job growth slows

Lesson Plans   |   November 1, 2017

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In May, the Ontario government rolled out a wide-ranging labour plan which will increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour in 2019, as well as provide extra vacation time and equal pay for workers.... read more

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1,000 planned rental units convert to condos in wake of Ontario rent-control expansion

Lesson Plans   |   October 30, 2017

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A recent report claims that Ontario’s rental vacancy rates will decline unless the government enacts policies that will encourage developers to build an average of at least 6,250 additional new apartment units annually. This lesson... read more

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Liberals to boost spending as hot economy shrinks deficit

In the News   |   October 25, 2017

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Bill Morneau delivered what he called a good news fiscal update Tuesday as Canada’s Finance Minister and his Liberal colleagues hope to turn the page on what has been a string of very bad days.... read more

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Drawing Conclusions: Will you save money by locking in your variable-rate mortgage?

Videos   |   October 23, 2017

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Preet Banerjee examines the pros and cons of switching to a fixed-rate mortgage.... read more

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Sinking fast?

Cartoons   |   October 16, 2017

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On President Trump's instructions, American negotiators at the NAFTA talks have tabled demands that could wreck the agreement.

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Canadians see wage gains even as job growth slows

In the News   |   October 6, 2017

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Canadians finally saw their pay increase in September. After months of stalled earnings growth, the average hourly wage rose 2.2 per cent to $26.36 from September of last year. That marked the first time since... read more

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Energy East pipeline’s demise provokes bitter East-West battle over Liberal policies

In the News   |   October 6, 2017

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TransCanada Corp. killed its controversial $15.7-billion Energy East pipeline proposal Thursday, provoking a bitter East-West battle over the Liberal government’s energy and environment policies. In a terse statement, TransCanada said it reviewed “changed circumstances” and... read more

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Bank of Canada, major lenders hike rates as economy roars

Lesson Plans   |   October 4, 2017

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The Bank of Canada and major lenders in Canada are raising interest rates in response to the Canadian economy’s spectacular performance in the second quarter of fiscal year 2017. The lesson plan examines the relationship... read more

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The digital economy gets the buzz, but immigrants are needed elsewhere, too

Lesson Plans   |   October 2, 2017

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This article explores the link between economics and immigration policy. The lesson plan seeks to educate students about Canada’s current immigration policy and explain how it affects our nation’s economy.... read more

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1,000 planned rental units convert to condos in wake of Ontario rent-control expansion

In the News   |   September 25, 2017

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More than 1,000 planned purpose-built rental units have instead been converted to condominiums in the Greater Toronto Area since Premier Kathleen Wynne’s government expanded rent control in the spring, according to a new report that... read more

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