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Gasoline Reignites Year-over-Year Price Growth in August

Canadian Economics    September 19, 2023

Over the last year, the gradual easing of gasoline prices has helped the pace of overall price growth fall back to earth. However, the price of gas has begun to pick up again. In August, gasoline was a net contributor to overall price growth and the same will likely be true in September.

Quick take  •  3-min read
Kiefer Van Mulligen

Despite Port Strike, Manufacturing Sales Picked Up in July

Canadian Economics    September 15, 2023

Real manufacturing sales popped up by 0.9 per cent in July despite labour action at Canada’s west coast ports and an ongoing economic slowdown. The month’s strong sales figures also came despite nature conspiring against industrial activity, with wildfires likely impacting production across many manufacturing subsectors.

Quick take  •  2-min read
Kiefer Van Mulligen

How to Overcome Canada’s Innovation Paradox

Innovation and Technology   September 11, 2023

Canada has an innovation problem, and without a significant, continuous, and national effort to foster innovation and capture the value of intellectual property, economic growth in Canada will remain insufficient and our standard of living will continue to decline.

Op-ed  •  3-min read
Alain Francq

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