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Would You Like to Make that a Double Dip?

September 27, 2010

Michael Burt
Director
Canadian Industrial Outlook

Watching the day-to-day lamentations from the pundits and media regarding the economy one would be tempted to think that the second coming was around the corner. Putting aside the old adage that “bad news sells”, what is really going on? In Canada, the ...

Let’s Stop Making the Oil Sands the Villain in the Piece

September 21, 2010

Glen Hodgson
Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist

Len Coad
Director

Rancorous public debate about the oil sands and the environmental impact just never seems to go away -- or to be based entirely on evidence. We produced a briefing on the oil sands last winter Getting the Balance Right: ...

Is this the Beginning of a Free Fall for the Housing Market?

September 07, 2010

Mario Lefebvre
Director
Centre for Municipal Studies

The housing market has lost its lustre. No doubt about it. However, this will not lead to a free fall for Canada’s housing market. This country will not experience home price declines to the tune of what we have witnessed in ...

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