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Canada had a worse 2020 economically than the U.S. but not as bad as Europe.
Health care and household spending are seeing historic collapses.
Working from home is expected to cause a "dramatic decline" in productivity, Canada's statistical agency says.
A November cold snap caused utility use to jump, the agency says.
Manufacturing, oil and gas all took a hit in August.
Individually, each of these barriers may not account for much when compared with the size of Canada's economy. However, the sum of these barriers is huge.
"There appears to be no holding back the Canadian economy, at least for now."
Are more increases in the offing? What does it all mean? How will it affect you?
The experts promised us a “barnburner” of a first quarter for Canada’s economy, and the economy delivered. Canada’s GDP grew
Many global investors don't know enough about Canada to make informed decisions, CIBC says.
Growth comes in strong, but there are clouds on the economic horizon.
It is clear that people around the world are angry and disillusioned with the global economy. Growing inequality has left much of humanity struggling to make ends meet while the richest one per cent continues to profit. This rampant inequality is a sure sign our economic model is broken.
Real estate sector declines for first time in five years.
Activity is falling 13 of the 20 sectors covered by StatsCan.
That is, if there's such a thing as a "cool" way to measure an economy.
With rising inequality and the well-being of children in even the most affluent countries at serious risk, we can no longer confuse the health of a country's economy with the health of its people. The failure of GDP to capture the well-being of people - including children - necessitates a new way of thinking.
Struggling retail sales are now a drag on the economy.
Exports and energy are in decline, but homebuilding presses on.
But there's reason to be hopeful.
Canada: it's not quite the world's richest country. But it's up there. At US$50,230.80, the Great White North ranks high