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November 25, 2022
Black Friday is here
Canadians are projected to spend
13% less on gift-giving this year
as they save money for essentials, but that doesn’t necessarily mean Black Friday will be a total bust for retailers.
November 23, 2022
Wage growth vs. High inflation
Canada’s biggest private unions are looking for some of the
largest pay gains
seen in a generation to make up for the damage inflation has inflicted on consumer purchasing power.
November 16, 2022
The Bank of Canada will lose money for the first time
The Bank of Canada (BoC) is on track to give “monetary tightening”
a whole new meaning
by losing between $5 billion and $6 billion over the next few years.
November 14, 2022
US military enlists Canada for critical mineral build-out
The US military is looking to fund mining projects in Canada to boost friendly supplies of critical minerals, like lithium and cobalt,
per the CBC
Why it matters:
Canada is not a significant producer of most critical minerals, but that could change if the US military tosses a few hundred million dollars into the sector.
November 09, 2022
Rise of the unretired
Retirees used to spend their time sunning in Florida. These days, they’re
going back to work
November 05, 2022
The four-day workweek makes strides
Unilever, the multinational giant that owns brands from Ben and Jerry’s to Dove soap, is the biggest corporation yet to give a big thumbs up to a potential four-day workweek.
November 04, 2022
Addressing recession fears
Nothing says fall like a pipin’ hot plate of economic analysis.
November 04, 2022
Education workers walk
Over 55,000 Ontario education workers, including early childhood educators, educational assistants and custodians, are set to
walk off the job
November 03, 2022
The journey to 5% interest
The US Federal Reserve raised interest rates by 75 percentage points, bringing its benchmark rate range to 3.75%-4% and effectively making any type of debt (mortgages, credit cards, auto) a
November 02, 2022
Canada’s open for skilled labour
The feds have flicked on a big, bright “OPEN” sign with a new
three-year immigration plan
to get skilled workers into the country (and address that darn labour crunch).