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Latest Research

Extend wage subsidy program, not individual response benefits

The CEWS is key to helping business deal with the high costs of running a business while COVID-19 is still a threat. The program has received little uptake so far because businesses are just starting to reopen and because companies have been struggling to interpret whether they qualify.

Op-ed  |  4-min read
Focus Area—Canadian Economics

Index of consumer confidence: June 2020

Consumer confidence is improving across Canada as the economy reopens.

Online experience  |  3-min read
Focus Area—Canadian Economics

Saving for the future

As Canada’s baby-boomer generation migrates out of the labour force, a significant share of retirees will see their standard of living decline dramatically.

Online experience  |  4-min read
Focus Area—Canadian Economics

Inclusive growth is more than jobs and GDP

In a world shaken by the pandemic crisis and social inequality, many voices are now calling for measures to build a more inclusive society and economy. In Canada’s North, Inuit have been developing their own vision of inclusive growth, one where they share the same quality of life as all Canadians.

Op-ed  |  4-min read
Focus Area—Indigenous & Northern Communities