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Getting Harder for Less-Skilled Men to Join the Canadian Workforce

August 30, 2016

Kristelle Audet Kristelle Audet
Senior Economist
Canadian Industrial Outlook

The fall in labour force participation rates among American men has made numerous headlines since 2009. Between 1990 and 2015, labour participation among U.S. men aged 25 to 54 fell from 93 per cent to 88 per cent, but the decline has been much steeper ...

What Do Brexit and Donald Trump Have in Common?

August 15, 2016

Kip Beckman
Principal Economist
World Outlook

Both the Brexit vote in the U.K. referendum in June and the rise of Donald Trump have shocked political analysts, economists, and mainstream politicians—the so-called elites—on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. The elites missed the anger and frustration that has built ...

The Economic Fallout From OPEC’s Market-Share Strategy

August 05, 2016

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Industrial Economic Trends

After years of losing market share, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) ramped up production in 2015—at a time when the market was already well-supplied. One of the goals of this policy was to recapture market share from key competitors....

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