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​Retail Sales Healthy in Second Quarter Despite Flat June

Ottawa, August 23rd, 2019—The Conference Board of Canada’s Senior Economist Christopher Heschl offers the following insights on today's release of data on retail trade: “Today’s Statistics Canada release showed retail sales remained nearly ...

Price Growth Holds Steady

Ottawa, August 21, 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 increased 2.0 per cent on a year-over-year basis in Ju...

Merchandise trade balance climbs to a surplus position in May

The Conference Board of Canada’s Senior Economist Doris Chu offers the following insights on the merchandise trade data for May: “Canada’s merchandise trade sector turned in another positive performance in May as both export and imports recor...

Merchandise Trade Balance Climbs to a Surplus Position In May

MERCHANDISE TRADE BALANCE CLIMBS TO A SURPLUS POSITION IN MAY   Ottawa, July 3, 2019—The Conference Board of Canada’s Senior Economist Doris Chu offers the following insights on the merchandise trade data for May:  “Canada’s merc...

Radiology wait times impacting Canadians in more ways than one

Annual price of excessive wait times for radiology services is $3.54 billion—and the situation is not improving. Ottawa, June 25, 2019—In the newly released The Value of Radiology, Part II report, The Conference Board of Canada calculates that e...