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Canada's economy stumbled in first quarter, StatsCan says

Toronto Star - ‎9 hours ago‎
The Canadian economy grew at a weaker than expected 2.4 per cent annualized pace in the first three months of the year, Statistics Canada said Tuesday. While that was a major improvement over the fourth quarter of 2015, a strong start in January was ...
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Statistics Canada: 69 per cent were dual-income households in 2015

MetroNews Canada - ‎May 30, 2016‎
Statistics Canada: 69 per cent were dual-income households in 2015. The percentage of Canadian families taking home two incomes has nearly doubled in 40 years, according to Statistics Canada. Share on Facebook ...
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Statistics Canada could try to contact you if census isn't completed

News1130 - ‎May 23, 2016‎
“There are still some people who haven't completed the census, so we're going in the next steps where Statistics Canada employees will be calling or showing up at the door to offer assistance in completing the census,” says Census Manager Marc Hamel.

Finding the hidden Toronto indigenous community that Statistics Canada misses

MetroNews Canada - ‎May 27, 2016‎
The study estimates the number of indigenous people in Toronto is between 34,000 and 69,000, compared to Statistics Canada's 2011 census, which puts it at about 20,000. “The problem is, particularly in a city like Toronto, if you're poor then you don't ...
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Inflation rate rose to 1.7% in April: Statistics Canada

CP24 Toronto's Breaking News - ‎May 20, 2016‎
The annual pace of inflation picked up in April as the impact of lower energy prices moderated. Statistics Canada said Friday that its consumer price index climbed 1.7 per cent in April compared with a year ago.

Employment Insurance claims flat in March: Statistics Canada

CBC.ca - ‎May 19, 2016‎
The number of people on Employment Insurance in Canada remained flat in March, Statistics Canada said Thursday. The federal agency said 545,700 people received regular EI benefits during the month, down just 0.4 per cent from February.

Statistics Canada Will Return to Normal Lockup Protocol May 20

Bloomberg - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Canada's statistics agency will restore its normal practice of releasing economic data at 8:30 a.m. from Ottawa, effective Friday.
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Canada's Current-Account Deficit Widens on Lower Crude Prices

Wall Street Journal - ‎May 30, 2016‎
OTTAWA—Canada's current-account deficit widened in the first quarter due to a decline in crude-oil prices. The country's current-account deficit expanded in the first three months of 2016 to 16.77 billion Canadian dollars ($12.86 billion), Statistics ...

Statistics Canada says ending 20-second delay of economic data releases

Yahoo News - ‎May 19, 2016‎
OTTAWA, May 19 (Reuters) - Canada's federal statistics agency said on Thursday it will end the 20-second delay it had put in place on publishing economic data from media lockups, saying it was satisfied releases were hitting its website on time ...
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Get that census in

Castanet.net - ‎May 25, 2016‎
The 2016 census questionnaire was sent out in early May and while a surprisingly high amount of Canadians have enthusiastically and quickly filled it out, millions remain blank.

Real Estate Boom And The Loonie Prop Up Canada's Fizzling Economy

Huffington Post Canada - ‎14 hours ago‎
Economic output grew a solid 2.4 per cent in the first quarter of this year, Statistics Canada reported, but virtually all of that growth took place in January.
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Canada moving forward on plain tobacco packaging

Waterloo Record - ‎3 hours ago‎
According to Statistics Canada, there were about six million smokers in Canada in 2010. Also on Tuesday, the World Health Organization released an 86-page report on plain packaging, and urged more countries to adopt packaging stripped of logos, colours ...

Inflation rate up 1.7% ub April: Statistics Canada

Ottawa Sun - ‎May 20, 2016‎
OTTAWA -- The annual pace of inflation in Canada picked up in April as the impact of lower energy prices moderated and the cost of food and shelter continued to rise.
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Canadian economy shrinks in March: StatsCan

Business in Vancouver - ‎11 hours ago‎
After what looked like a promising start to the year, the Canadian economy contracted 0.2% in March after shrinking 0.1% in February, Statistics Canada announced May 31. The decline was due in large part to a 2.8% drop in mining, quarrying and oil and ...
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Seven stories in Canada we're watching

Macleans.ca - ‎15 hours ago‎
Statistics Canada will provide its latest read on how the economy is performing later today when it releases gross domestic product results for the first three months of the year.

CANADA STOCKS-TSX turns lower as financials fall; ends month 0.8 pct higher

Reuters - ‎5 hours ago‎
Canada's economic growth accelerated less than expected in the first three months of the year and appeared to slow heading into the second quarter, data from Statistics Canada showed. (Reporting by Fergal Smith; Editing by Paul Simao and Tom Brown).
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Economy rebounding, but 'profit recession' persists for corporate Canada

Financial Post - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Pullbacks in production by two of Canada's biggest sectors - energy and manufacturing - have hit overall business profits hard in recent months: In the first quarter of 2016, corporate earnings fell by the most in more than five years, Statistics ...
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Father Raymond J. de Souza: Yes, StatsCan, I hear you

National Post - ‎10 hours ago‎
I had been awarded the long-form census and, not having had time to wade through its 50 questions over 35 pages on the day appointed by Statistics Canada, was receiving more frequent invitations. One is not permitted to send in regrets. “Census reminder.

CANADA STOCKS-TSX set for higher open after GDP data

Reuters - ‎14 hours ago‎
Canada's economy picked up slightly less than expected in the first quarter, growing at a 2.4 percent annualized pace as exports made gains, data from Statistics Canada showed. Bank of Nova Scotia said provisions for bad loans increased by 40 percent ...
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Bank of Canada says wildfires will hurt economy as it holds key interest rate

Toronto Star - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Statistics Canada also reported Friday that the annual pace of inflation climbed to 1.7 per cent in April compared with 1.3 per cent in March.
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