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Consumer confidence plummets to a record low

Consumer confidence fell to a record low and saw its steepest monthly decline in April. The drop comes on the heels March’s record decline and shows that COVID-19 is making Canadians across the country anxious. The speed of the decline is unprecedented, and a sign of how quickly Canada’s economy is deteriorating.

Focus Area—Canadian Economics

Are you reacting or responding?

In the midst of a crisis, particularly one the scale of the current pandemic, it is understandable to be reactive. As leaders, however, it is imperative we pay attention to how we are showing up and operating. This includes determining if we are reacting or responding to the crisis and the changes it is imposing on our decision-making.

Focus Area—Leadership

Canadian outlook summary: Spring 2020

Canada’s economic growth ground to a halt in the fourth quarter of 2019. With the economy already on precarious footing, the added shocks of the recent rail blockade protests, the arrival of COVID-19, and a collapse in oil prices have brought the country to the brink of recession.

Focus Area—Canadian Economics

Help is on the way

In the midst of the one of the most rapid and severe economic contractions that the Canadian economy has ever weathered, information on federal government programs to help stem the fallout is becoming available. These are designed to provide liquidity to firms during this time of profound uncertainty, protect against future losses, and ensure individuals can make ends meet in the event of disruption to their employment or income.

Focus Area—Canadian Economics