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Retail sales decline but volumes edge Up

Today’s Statistics Canada release showed retail sales declined slightly in August. This marks the fourth contraction of the year but comes on the heels in July. Sales fell in six subsectors, with sales at food and beverages stores down following back-to-back gains in June and July. In contrast, after adjusting for inflation, total sales volumes rose for the third month in a row in...

Canadian economics
Quick Take—5 min read

Canadian outlook executive summary

After two quarters of subpar growth, the Canadian economy posted a remarkable gain in the second quarter of 2019. While the headline number was noteworthy, the specific details in the report from Statistics Canada indicate that the performance was far less encouraging.

Canadian economics
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Compensation planning outlook 2020: A sneak preview

A sneak preview on compensation plans for 2020. Get key findings based on survey data provided by organizations across Canada. Preparing you for compensation plans for 2020.

Human resources
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Foreign national influence: Persistent, political and personal.

You might recall the #TrudeauMustGo tweet that made headlines in July. Perhaps you heard about the highly critical Google News-promoted story from Advocator.ca. These two events have something in common: they’re both cyber threats. .

Innovation & Technology
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