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Slow-Motion Demographic Tsunami about to Hit Canada’s Economy

July 10, 2012

Glen Hodgson
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We often joke that there are only two inevitable things in life—death, and taxes. That may be true for us as individuals; but for societies and nations as a whole, the most inevitable and unstoppable force of all ...

Slowing Chinese Growth Weighs On Vancouver’s Housing Market

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Last year’s big house price increases in Vancouver was accompanied by discussion of the role Chinese purchasers were playing in the price run-up. Now, the pendulum has swung the other way and  Vancouver’s housing market is slowing. This shift coincides with ...

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