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Lower Gasoline Prices Continue to Weigh on Inflation

Ottawa, September 18, 2019—The Conference Board of Canada’s Principal Economist Alicia Macdonald offers the following insights on today's Consumer Price Index data: “The Consumer Price Index was up 1.9 per cent on a year-over-year basis in Au...

Disappointing building activity in Canada’s Big Six so far this year

Ottawa, September 11, 2019—Conference Board of Canada senior economist Henry Diaz offers the following insights on the release of metropolitan area building permit data for July: “The value of building permits rose in July in Canada’s Census ...

Employment Bounces Back

Ottawa, September 6, 2019— “This morning’s Labour Force Survey data shows that the domestic economy continues to do well and validates the Bank of Canada’s decision to hold interest rates steady earlier this week.” Alicia Macdonald, The C...

Bank of Canada Holds Rates and Flags Global Growth Concerns

Ottawa, September 4, 2019— "Global trade tensions are clearly top of mind for Bank of Canada policy makers. This morning's communication started and ended with a reference to global trade tensions." says Alicia Macdonald, The Conference Board of C...

Merchandise Trade Balance Slips into a Deficit Position in July

Ottawa, September 4, 2019— “With exports falling and imports rising, Canada's merchandise trade balance slipped into a $1.1 billion deficit position in July.” says Doris Chu, a Senior Economist with the Conference Board of Canada.  “After p...