Canada

Alberta’s higher taxes, rapid debt accumulation and higher minimum wages are hurting workers

Authors: Charles LammamBrennan Sorge Compared to people in other provinces, Albertans are more likely to experience long spells of unemployment. Read more about Alberta’s higher taxes, rapid debt accumulation and higher minimum wages are hurting workers Tags:  jobs employment unempl ...

Rising Interest Rates a Headwind for Canada’s Housing Market

Rising interest rates and tighter mortgage lending rules may dampen the Canadian housing market in the coming months by reducing affordability for prospective buyers. That’s the latest outlook from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), which revised its fall housing forecast, saying now tha ...

Top 10 Largest Construction Project Starts in Canada and Trend Graph – August 2018

The accompanying table records the 10 largest construction project starts in Canada in August 2018. Also included is the latest trend graph on starts. This looks at 12-month moving totals of the civil and non-residential building categories in Canada. There are several reasons for highlighting upco ...

Why Canadians invest too much at home

Rona Birenbaum has reviewed plenty of portfolios during her career as a financial advisor, and there’s one issue that pops up time and time again: Canadians are too invested in the Canadian stock market. “In this day and age, for me to still see that, I can’t help but shake my head,” says t ...

Diversity and Financial Performance

Diversity and Financial Performance Years of hard data draws an undeniable link Despite years of research touting the benefits of diversity in the workplace, it remains a difficult and controversial topic for some. While some commonly complain that diversity is incompatible with the pursuit of me ...

Unpaid OSAP loans can haunt your credit for years

Q. I defaulted on a student loan over 20 years ago.  However, I eventually reached a settlement with the collection agency by borrowing money from my parents. In the past 20 years, I have tried to make a go of it by being an independent music promoter and having a few part-time jobs and some socia ...

Class action lawsuit filed against CIBC for trailing commissions

TORONTO — A class action lawsuit regarding trailing commissions paid to discount brokers on CIBC mutual funds has been proposed against the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and CIBC Trust Corp. The lawsuit alleges investors who hold the mutual funds in discount brokerages receive no value for t ...

Tilray (TLRY) Stock: Leading The Charge Among Pot Stocks Today!

Tilray Inc (NASDAQ: TLRY) is having yet another incredible day in the market, as we’ve seen in just about every session over the past several weeks. The stock is currently trading at $232.48 per share after running up 50.01% in value as we head into the mid-day. The gains in Tilray come after the ...

Infographic: Construction Is Costing More

Due to its complexity, much of the subject matter concerning the economy requires detailed editorial commentary, often supported by relevant tables and graphs. This construction infographic looks at U.S. and Canadian construction material costs. At the same time, though, there are many topics (e.g. ...

Southwestern Nova Scotia Struggles with Water Shortages

The Government of Nova Scotia is helping residents affected by the water shortages in the southwest of the province. The Emergency Management Office has been working with the municipalities of Argyle, Barrington, and Yarmouth for several months to make sure residents with dry wells have access to d ...