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Is Canada on the Verge of its Own Housing Bust?

August 29, 2008

Michael Burt
Director
Canadian Industrial Outlook
New home prices have been flat for several months and existing home prices are now falling on a month over month basis. When coupled with the recent drop in housing starts and existing home sales one might be tempted to think that we ...

Canadian Industry Tools Up….

August 20, 2008

Glen Hodgson
Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist
Forecasting and Analysis
Canadian firms have faced the significant challenge of continuing currency appreciation for the past six years. The pronounced run-up in our dollar in mid-2007, linked to strong oil prices, has exacerbated the challenge. Although the Canadian dollar has ...

Dear Mayor

August 11, 2008


Director
Centre for Municipal Studies

Dear Mayor,

Let me first congratulate everyone involved in the snow removal process of the city, as I felt that given the near record snow accumulation, our streets were relatively clear and drivable most of the time. So again, congratulations to ...


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