Economy and finance

Gig Economy: New Economy or More of the Same?

The 'gig' economy is not new. Informal work arrangements have always been part of the economy. What is new, is the sense...

Canadians Feel a 2019 Recession is in the Air [Pollara]

After a three year positive trend in feelings about the economy, the Pollara Strategic Insights’ Economic Outlook Study finds that Canadians enter...

The Poor | Personal Responsibility and Blame are Key Themes

The Angus Reid Institute recently released polling results on poverty in Canada which provide a startling view of poverty. Despite the fact that many...

Home is Where the Heart is… Housing Desires and Worries

There is some evidence that the housing market in many urban markets have cooled. This cooling offers some hope for those who still want...

Future Standard of Living [Nanos]

All the talk of the rise of whether or not Doug Ford is a populist or not misses an important point, the conditions for...

Canadians who work with advisors have sticky relationship

A recent Environics survey conducted for Systelos found that among those who use a financial advisor (only 29% use an advisor), only 12% have...

The Debt Trap… as interest rates rise, public concern rises

There is a growing concern about personal debt and the impact of rising interest rates in Canada. In January we reported on an earlier...

Breaking the bank… the January spending hangover

Canadians underestimated the amount of holiday shopping they would do in December and their overspending produced significantly more debt. In fact 42% went over...

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Is Democracy Working? Satisfaction with Democracy in Canada

The 2019 federal election exacerbated regional tensions in Canada. While regional premiers were already opposed to key...

All the Polls Fit to Print: 2019 in the Polls

Public polls tell us a lot about what is on the minds of Canadians. Or at least...

Holiday Season | December

Each year it seems that the very question of the meaning of the holidays gets asked more...

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