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Latest Research

Retail sales posted solid gains in November

Today’s Statistics Canada release showed that retail sales rose in November and are up compared to their pre-pandemic level. Strong gains in household income—due largely to government stimulus throughout much of 2020—encouraged consumers to spend more ahead of the holiday season.

Quick take  |  3-min read
January 22, 2021
Focus Area—Canadian Economics

The cost of stress: COVID-19, chronic disease, and calculating risk

COVID-19 continues to challenge Canadians, both personally and professionally. At a personal level, it has disrupted social connections and recreational routines. Those with children are juggling work and parenting. And some are riddled with financial worries.

Commentary  |  3-min read
January 14, 2021
Focus Area—Health

Recovery Rests on Vaccine Rollout: Canadian Outlook

The news that safe and effective vaccines against COVID-19 have begun to be distributed has provided optimism that the pandemic could soon be beaten, lifting battered economies all around the world out of the deepest recession in modern times. This aligns with the assumption in our prior forecast, along with the expectation that still rising COVID-19 cases would lead to additional health-related restrictions and flatten the economic recovery over the first half of 2021.

Online experience  |  2-min read
January 12, 2021
Focus Area—Canadian Economics

Tech Checkup: Mitigating In-Person Risks

Organizations have changed how they do business. To adhere to social distancing measures and mitigate the risks of COVID-19, they have adopted new technologies and adapted their business models, services, and processes. These changes have allowed key Canadian industries to stay connected with their clients and continue meeting their needs.

Online experience  |  8-min read
January 11, 2021
Focus Area—Innovation & Technology