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Latest Research

Core inflation holds steady

Inflation soared in January, driven mainly by higher gasoline prices. However, as core inflation remained anchored at 2.0 per cent, we expect the Bank to continue to hold interest rates steady through the rest of this year.

Quick take—5 minute read
Focus Area—Canadian Economics

Canadian outlook long-term economic forecast: 2020

After a tough start to the year, the Canadian economy bounced back strongly in the second quarter. Although the headline growth number was impressive, the gain was driven entirely by the trade sector as final domestic demand was essentially zero— the fourth disappointing quarter over the past five quarters.

Focus Area—Canadian Economics

All on board: Turning evidence into action for women’s leadership

The challenge--More women hold senior leadership positions in Canada now than ever before—but progress has been slow. Equitable, inclusive, and diverse leadership is not only good for business, it's also the right thing to do. But the lack of women and members of other equity groups in senior leadership positions suggests we are failing to foster diverse and inclusive environments in Canadian workplaces.

Webpage—February 11, 2020

Labour relations outlook 2020

Organizations are at their strongest when they understand what can be expected at the bargaining table. This report outlines employers’ and unions’ key priorities going into negotiations for 2020. It provides an outlook on the top issues parties will bring to the table, and suggests ways in which unions and employers can work together to face upcoming challenges head-on. .