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Canada's 'enthusiasm' for census brings down StatsCan website - ‎16 hours ago‎
On Monday, Statistics Canada began mailing out access codes to Canadians to complete the 2016 census online on May 10. But for some eager citizens, waiting one whole week for Census Day to come was too much to bear.
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Domestic airfares at 6-year low, but cost after fees still high, StatCan says

Toronto Star - ‎May 2, 2016‎
The average domestic airfare on major Canadian airlines remained at a six-year low in the third quarter of 2015, according to the latest figures from Statistics Canada, although that might come as a surprise to travellers. In its report this week, the ...
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Canadian economy contracts in February, Statistics Canada reports

CTV News - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says the economy dipped in February after four consecutive months of growth. The federal agency says real gross domestic product edged down 0.1 per cent in February.
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Canadian Income Study: Rich Stay Rich, Poor Stay Poor Is The New Trend

Huffington Post Canada - ‎13 hours ago‎
(Chart: Statistics Canada). At the same time, any income jumps people make are smaller - large jumps from rich to poor, or vice versa, are becoming less common.
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Corporate Canada increased spending in its ten favourite tax havens by 17 per cent in 2015, according to new figures ... - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Corporate Canada increased spending in its ten favourite tax havens by 17 per cent in 2015, according to new figures on direct foreign investment released Tuesday by Statistics Canada. Canadians for Tax Fairness crunched the numbers and found that ...

Q&A: Census day is coming. Here's what you need to know

Vancouver Sun - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
On Monday, Statistics Canada will start sending out census letters and packages. One in four households will receive the newly restored long-form census.
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Statistics Canada says wholesale sales fall 2.2 per cent in February

The Province - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says wholesale sales fell 2.2 per cent to $55.8 billion in February. The federal agency says sales fell in five of the seven subsectors it measures, accounting for 66 per cent of total wholesale sales.

Women's Survival Rate For 13 Cancers Is Higher Than Men: Statistics Canada

Tech Times - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
An investigation of Canadian Cancer Registry data and Canadian Vital Statistics Death Database has showed that in 13 of 18 malignancies, Canadian women have a higher survival rate compared to men. The study excluded those that are sex-specific such ...
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Ottawa's inflation rate drops slightly in March: Statistics Canada

Ottawa Business Journal - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
The inflation rate in the city of Ottawa dropped one-tenth of a percentage point, to 1.0 per cent in March, Statistics Canada said Friday. (Stock image). Across the counntry, inflation remained cool at 1.3 per cent as stubbornly low energy prices ...
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Saskatchewan may see less wheat and canola seeded: Stats Canada - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
SASKATOON - Saskatchewan farmers intend to plant less wheat and canola in the province this year compared to 2015 according to a Statistics Canada report released Thursday. Canola farmers in the province intend to seed 2.6 per cent less acres than ...

Canadians put $40 billion in tax havens last year

Toronto Star - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Canadian corporations and individuals quadrupled the amount of money they transferred into tax havens last year, pouring almost $40 billion into the tropical islands and European duchies that shield funds from Canadian taxes, newly released statistics ...

Children of refugees thrive in Canada: StatsCan study

The Asian Pacific Post - ‎5 hours ago‎
Statistics Canada and Boyd both said the younger the children are when they settle in a new country, the better education outcomes they have.
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12 stories in Canada we're watching - ‎19 hours ago‎
Finance Minister Bill Morneau will attend Question Period in the Senate. Information commissioner Suzanne Legault will give the keynote address at the annual World Press Freedom Day luncheon in Ottawa.
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Tax burden lowest in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Conference Board of Canada report says - ‎May 2, 2016‎
"The tax burden is a key factor affecting both the cost of living and the cost of doing business," says the report, which is based on figures from Statistics Canada and the Canada Revenue Agency. The report relies on data through 2011 for personal ...
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Nova Scotia prints pamphlets in Arabic, for new Canadians

The Weather Network - ‎9 hours ago‎
In total, 374,000 people in Canada speak Arabic, according to Statistics Canada. As of February 29, 2016, Canada has welcomed more than 25,000 Syrian refugees.

Census website interruption still being investigated, StatsCan says - ‎12 hours ago‎
Statistics Canada says it is still following up to determine what caused a 45-minute service interruption to its census website Monday night.

Canadian economy points to growth, steady rates as 'stream' of reports release this week

Financial Post - ‎May 2, 2016‎
On Friday, Statistics Canada will release employment data for April - with the consensus of analysts pointing to a gain of about 5,000 jobs, following “an astonishing” 40,600 positions being created the previous month, said economist Benjamin Reitzes, ...

Curbside recycling made easy

Pincher Creek Echo - ‎12 hours ago‎
Curbside recycling can reduce waste up to 50 per cent, according to Statistics Canada. Becky Housenga of GoingGreen-EnviroClean has a plan which shows that small communities can successfully have a curbside pick-up program.

How to Tell When Statistics Are Bullshit

VICE - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
In this world of competing and confusing numbers, More or Less, a statistics show hosted by Tim Harford, is a small oasis of mathematical rigor in a sea of endless numerical bullshit.
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Toronto gun homicides rise 200% this year, police say - ‎11 hours ago‎
Fatal shootings in Toronto have increased 200 per cent in the first four months of this year as compared to the same time last year, police statistics reveal. Man, 24, arrested, charged in double homicide at Victoria Park and Ellesmere. In the first ...