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Building construction booming, buoyed by low vacancy rates

Non-residential building construction has grown strongly over the last year, buoyed by very low industrial and commercial vacancy rates in Vancouver and Toronto...

Canadian economics
Blog—5 min read

World Outlook Summer 2019

Global economic growth has passed its peak and is slowly transitioning to a weaker pace after being on an upward trajectory for about two years.

Canadian economics
Report—23 pages

My Ride, Your Ride, Our Ride

The impact of shared mobility on transit is complex. It can be complementary, competitive, or neutral, depending on local factors. Despite their popularity, shared mobility modes face some…

Energy & Environment
Report
—49 pages

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Data dilemmas

Our federal government is not the only organization struggling to collect, produce, and analyze useful data. Many private, academic, and non-profit sector businesses are also struggling to adapt to our data-driven world.

Innovation and technology
Blog
—5 min read

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