By: Cliff Ritter on October 10, 2012

Policymakers in Canada are not shy about throwing around the fact that the country weathered the global economic storm in 2008 through 2010 far steadier than other developed countries; also a tidbit Canada’s ruling Conservative government likes to throw around for political gain.

By: Gary Parkinson on October 9, 2012

One of the growing concerns of the Canadian economy has been the shrinking of the middle class and how it impacts everything from consumer spending to credit acquisition to managing outstanding debts. A new discussion paper from the Broadbent Institute says that Canada must address the growing level of income inequality and get back on the right track.

By: Daniel Rattanamahattana on October 8, 2012

One of the societal norms in Canada these days is growing numbers of young adults are moving back home with the family.  After completing college the goal of course is to continue spreading the wings and building a new life, but today’s economic reality limits that goal for a large portion of Canada’s Generation Y.

By: Cliff Ritter on October 7, 2012

Canada’s current federal government is one that likes to prop up support for Canada’s troops as a large part of their policies and governing platform.  Attacks against opposition and critics by government MPs in regards to spending related to the military are justified as standing up for what is best for Canada’s brave soldiers.

By: Justin Leung on October 6, 2012

Insurance is a subject that’s touchy for many people with good reason; it’s something that’s in some cases forced to be paid into, and no real benefit appears to come out of it.  Not seeing the benefit is actually a good thing because it means you haven’t landed in any trouble.

By: Gary Parkinson on October 5, 2012

Canada is an exporting country; our GDP is heavily influenced by how many goods and services the country is capable of exporting to trade partners.  Due to the interdependence of economic activity among trading partners, what happens in one country has an effect on the buying or selling power of another.

By: Justin Leung on October 4, 2012

Since the recession no one has really considered anything to be a real buyer’s market as the theme in recovery was save, save, save. But now at least for housing, analysts are ready to use the term buyer’s market for the city of Toronto; basic economics says that when there’s more supply than there is demand, prices are expected to come down to a buyer’s level which appears to be happening in Canada’s largest city.

By: Daniel Rattanamahattana on October 3, 2012

Canada’s housing market appears to be heading in different directions for different areas of the country. Vancouver especially is seeing home prices significantly decrease as the affordability level on the west coast has finally reached its peak. However on the east coast there appears to be some upward momentum as home prices in St. John’s have seen a bit of an upswing.

By: Cliff Ritter on October 2, 2012

Analysts and investors have taken Canada’s latest economic output in stride; which puts the Bank of Canada’s plans on hold. Due to the lack of real growth through July of this year, investors now say the central lending rate should have no signs of going anywhere until at least July of next year.

By: Gary Parkinson on October 1, 2012

It’s been an interesting year for housing in Canada. The government implemented changes to mortgage lending rules in July to stave off growing household debt. At the same time home prices in some of Canada’s biggest cities have finally reached the breaking point and are beginning to come down.

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