Economy
Inflation slowed sharply to 2.9% in January as gas prices fell

Inflation slowed sharply to 2.9% in January as gas prices fell

The annu­al rate of infla­tion in Cana­da eased half a per­cent­age point in Jan­u­ary thanks large­ly to low­er gas prices, Sta­tis­tics Cana­da says. The over­all infla­tion rate was 2.9 per cent in Jan­u­ary, the agency said Tues­day. That’s…

Consumer confidence remains in marginally positive territory

Consumer confidence remains in marginally positive territory

Cana­di­an con­sumer con­fi­dence con­tin­ues to remain in pos­i­tive ter­ri­to­ry with…

Many Canadians are fed up with shrinkflation. So what's being done about it?

Many Canadians are fed up with shrinkflation. So what's being done about it?

Pep­per­Brooks was get­ting ready to wash her dish­es when she noticed some­thing did­n’t…

When Ottawa caps interest rates, high-risk borrowers don’t get loans

When Ottawa caps interest rates, high-risk borrowers don’t get loans

Ottawa has set its sights on rein­ing in preda­to­ry lend­ing rates. Last year it set out…

Economic anxiety high, faith in political leaders low in Canada, survey suggests

Economic anxiety high, faith in political leaders low in Canada, survey suggests

Cana­di­ans are stressed out about the econ­o­my and have lit­tle faith in politi­cians…

Ottawa boosting funding for food price increase investigations
The global resurgence of economic nationalism: A looming threat for Canada

The global resurgence of economic nationalism: A looming threat for Canada

A new strain of eco­nom­ic nation­al­ism is reshap­ing poli­cies in the world’s two…



Ottawa announces new funding to tackle rent affordability and rising grocery prices

Ottawa announces new funding to tackle rent affordability and rising grocery prices

In a press con­fer­ence on Tues­day, Deputy Prime Min­is­ter and Min­is­ter of…

Forward looking expectations sub-indice hits positive high not seen since May 2022

Forward looking expectations sub-indice hits positive high not seen since May 2022

Over­all con­sumer con­fi­dence con­tin­ues to incre­men­tal­ly trend up in Jan­u­ary. Of…

Canada’s economy picked up steam heading into the end of 2023

Canada’s economy picked up steam heading into the end of 2023

Canada’s econ­o­my snapped a streak of flat growth in Novem­ber and showed signs of…

Economic Recession and Personal Finances

Economic Recession and Personal Finances

63% of Cana­di­ans con­sid­er their house­hold finances to be good, while 58% of…

Consumer confidence continues to incrementally improve

Consumer confidence continues to incrementally improve

After skirt­ing into neg­a­tive ter­ri­to­ry at the tail end of 2023, con­sumer…

Unraveling Canada's Commercialization Deficit
No change on interest rate as Bank of Canada sticks to 5%

    No change on interest rate as Bank of Canada sticks to 5%

    The Bank of Cana­da has announced its bench­mark inter­est rate will remain at five per…

    Stagnation in Atlantic Canada’s Private Sector: Measuring Progress 2007 to 2019

    Stagnation in Atlantic Canada’s Private Sector: Measuring Progress 2007 to 2019

    The per­for­mance of the pri­vate sec­tor in a province or region is the…

    Consumer confidence hits highest level since September 2023.

    Consumer confidence hits highest level since September 2023.

    Cana­di­an con­sumer con­fi­dence remains in mar­gin­al­ly pos­i­tive ter­ri­to­ry with…



    Trudeau government's policies are undercutting Canada's economy, business group charges

    Trudeau government's policies are undercutting Canada's economy, business group charges

    One of Canada’s lead­ing busi­ness groups has accused the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment of…

    ‘The world is being rewired’ and will see more supply shocks, Mark Carney says

    ‘The world is being rewired’ and will see more supply shocks, Mark Carney says

    For­mer Bank of Cana­da gov­er­nor Mark Car­ney issued a warn­ing at the World…

    NDP MP calls for Competition Bureau investigation into Loblaw discount reduction

    NDP MP calls for Competition Bureau investigation into Loblaw discount reduction

    B.C. NDP MP Alis­tair Mac­Gre­gor is call­ing on the Com­pe­ti­tion Bureau to look into…

    ‘Unsettling news’: What inflation’s uptick means for the Bank of Canada

    ‘Unsettling news’: What inflation’s uptick means for the Bank of Canada

    Sta­tis­tics Cana­da says the annu­al rate of infla­tion accel­er­at­ed to 3.4 per cent…

    Both pocketbook and overall index showing better scores over the past 60 days

    Both pocketbook and overall index showing better scores over the past 60 days

    Nanos con­duct­ed an RDD dual frame (land- and cell-lines) tele­phone ran­dom sur­vey of…

    Positive Perceptions of National Economy Decline in Canada

    Positive Perceptions of National Economy Decline in Canada

    More Cana­di­ans trust Pierre Poilievre to do the right thing to help the econ­o­my (42%)…

    Understanding the Nature of Canada’s Fiscal and Economic Challenges

    Understanding the Nature of Canada’s Fiscal and Economic Challenges

    The Trudeau gov­ern­ment was first elect­ed in 2015 based in part on a new approach…

    Canada is fighting to get Honda's massive EV expansion. Here's why it's a tough sell

    Canada is fighting to get Honda's massive EV expansion. Here's why it's a tough sell

    Are the days of multi­bil­lion-dol­lar gov­ern­ment sub­si­dies over in Cana­da for…

    Forward looking expectations are trending positively.

    Forward looking expectations are trending positively.

    For­ward-look­ing expec­ta­tions have been trend­ing upward over the past four weeks and…



    Honda, federal government to meet this week as reports emerge of possible EV plant deal

    Honda, federal government to meet this week as reports emerge of possible EV plant deal

    A Hon­da Glob­al team will be in Cana­da this week to meet with senior fed­er­al…

    Switch carriers? How? Ottawa gives mixed messages over rising mobile prices

    Switch carriers? How? Ottawa gives mixed messages over rising mobile prices

    Even as the min­is­ter respon­si­ble admit­ted there aren’t enough com­pet­i­tive options…

    The Federal Debt is Not Sustainable

    The Federal Debt is Not Sustainable

    The recent Fall Eco­nom­ic State­ment (FES) con­tains a famil­iar rosy assess­ment…

    Despite growing talk of a recession in 2024, affordability remains key frame for economic issues, say observers

    Despite growing talk of a recession in 2024, affordability remains key frame for economic issues,…

    There’s grow­ing talk of a pos­si­ble reces­sion in 2024, but vot­ers will like­ly…

    The year ahead: Challenges from 2023 linger, but Canadians enter 2024 more optimistic

    The year ahead: Challenges from 2023 linger, but Canadians enter 2024 more optimistic

    The prob­lems of 2023 – infla­tion, inter­na­tion­al con­flict, glob­al warm­ing – may…

    Rising cost of living remains the top issue Canadians want the House of Commons to prioritize in 2024 (CTV/Nanos)

    Rising cost of living remains the top issue Canadians want the House of Commons to prioritize in…

    Nanos was retained by CTV News to con­duct research among Cana­di­ans to gauge their…

    Internal government polls capture desire for balanced budget, housing spending

    Internal government polls capture desire for balanced budget, housing spending

    Finance Min­is­ter Chyrs­tia Free­land will not present the 2024 bud­get until ear­ly…

    Mortgages, inflation and immigration among top concerns for Canadians in 2024: polling

    Mortgages, inflation and immigration among top concerns for Canadians in 2024: polling

    As the new year kicks off, the top con­cerns of Cana­di­ans for 2024 are the cost of…

    High interest rates mean short-term pain for long-term housing affordability

    High interest rates mean short-term pain for long-term housing affordability

    In the cur­rent debate about how to make hous­ing afford­able in Cana­da, there is…

    Consumer confidence closes out flat in 2023

    Consumer confidence closes out flat in 2023

    Cana­di­an con­sumer con­fi­dence con­tin­ues to sput­ter in neu­tral as 2023 clos­es…

    Small businesses facing hard decisions about CEBA loan forgiveness deadline

    Small businesses facing hard decisions about CEBA loan forgiveness deadline

    With a major dead­line to repay a pan­dem­ic era loan on the hori­zon, Rod…

    High prices, tight budgets have Canadians trimming how they'll celebrate this Christmas

    High prices, tight budgets have Canadians trimming how they'll celebrate this Christmas

    Some Cana­di­ans are cut­ting back on spend­ing this Christ­mas as they face yet anoth­er…

    Shaping the future of Canadian industry with zero-emission vehicles

    Shaping the future of Canadian industry with zero-emission vehicles

    Much of the dis­cus­sion around zero-emis­sion vehi­cle (ZEV) pol­i­cy in Cana­da…

    Consumer confidence neutral and steady in close of 2023 – Stronger than December 2022

    Consumer confidence neutral and steady in close of 2023 – Stronger than December 2022

    While the close of 2022 Cana­di­an con­sumer con­fi­dence was clear­ly in neg­a­tive…

    Affordability will remain a top political issue in 2024 after inflation stalls in latest CPI report, say observers

    Affordability will remain a top political issue in 2024 after inflation stalls in latest CPI…

    The final CPI num­bers for the year indi­cate that afford­abil­i­ty and inter­est rates…

    42,000 seasonal workers in Atlantic provinces, Quebec eligible for employment insurance top-up

    42,000 seasonal workers in Atlantic provinces, Quebec eligible for employment insurance top-up

    The fed­er­al gov­ern­ment says 7,700 sea­son­al work­ers in Nova Sco­tia are eli­gi­ble…

    The National Shipbuilding Strategy: Full Steam Ahead for 2024
    Canada's inflation rate holds steady at 3.1%

    Canada's inflation rate holds steady at 3.1%

    Canada’s annu­al infla­tion rate held steady at 3.1 per cent in Novem­ber, match­ing the…

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