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A Passion for Social Change: Indigenous Women in Community Leadership program now accepting applicants until March 31, 2019

Media Contact: Jenny MacDonald Marketing Coordinator 1 902 867 3943 jenmacdo@stfx.ca A Passion for Social Change Indigenous Women in Community Leadership program now accepting applicants until March 31, 2019 “If you want to do good for your community, if you want to create change, Coady is the place to go. I knew it was the […]

by CoadyInstitute on February 25, 2019185 Views

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The Daily Monday, February 25, 2019

February 25, 2019 Study: Long commutes to work by car Commuting is a fact of life for many Canadians. In 2016, 12.6 million Canadians reported that they commuted to work by car. For these commuters, the average duration of the commute was 24 minutes, and the median distance to work among those who had a […]

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 2019132 Views

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The Daily Friday, February 22, 2019

Retail trade, December 2018 Retail sales edged down 0.1% to $50.4 billion in December. Lower sales at gasoline stations (-3.6%) were partly offset by higher sales at motor vehicle and parts dealers (+1.0%). Excluding gasoline stations, retail sales increased 0.4%. Continue reading  Investment in building construction, December 2018 Total investment in building construction edged up […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 2019101 Views

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CMHR building national and global reputation: Annual Public Meeting

Winnipeg – February 19, 2019 – Four years after opening its doors, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) is already becoming an iconic global landmark and destination, participants at its Annual Public Meeting heard today. “Just as Winnipeg’s skyline changed with the arrival of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, so too did Manitoba’s […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 2019110 Views

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Media Advisory: Tanya Talaga to Deliver 20th Annual Kesterton Lecture at Carleton

Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication will host the 20th annual Kesterton Lecture Seeing/Saying: Journalism, Indigeneity and Hard Truths, presented by award-winning journalist and celebrated author Tanya Talaga. The lecture is part of FPA Research Month. When: Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 at 7 p.m. Where: Second floor conference rooms 2220-2228, Richcraft Hall, Carleton Info: […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 2019121 Views

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Colin Plant: Why we should declare a climate emergency in the capital region – Times Colonist

February 21, 2019 Last week, the Capital Regional District unanimously passed its 2019-22 strategic plan. Four main focus areas have emerged as collective goals: Livability (transportation and housing), First Nations reconciliation, improved governance and advocacy, and climate adaptation and mitigation. This latter priority encourages bold action on climate change, supported by an approved motion by […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 2019134 Views

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The Daily Thursday, February 21, 2019

Wholesale trade, December 2018 Wholesale sales rose 0.3% to $63.1 billion in December following a 1.1% decline in November. In volume terms, wholesale sales increased 0.3%. Continue reading  Employment Insurance, December 2018 In December, 446,300 people received regular Employment Insurance benefits, up 4,600 or 1.0% from November. Continue reading  Travel between Canada and other countries, […]

by pmnationtalk on February 21, 2019100 Views

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The Daily Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Health Reports: Blood pressure, hypertension and leading risk factors Hypertension is the leading modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease and is the leading risk factor for death worldwide. New research shows that nearly one-quarter of Canadian men (24%) and women (23%) have hypertension, and that 84% of people with hypertension are aware of it. Furthermore, […]

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 201994 Views

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The Daily Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Study: Are Mental Health and Neurodevelopmental Conditions Barriers to Postsecondary Access? Postsecondary education is a key factor in achieving economic success. However, little attention has been paid to the role that disability plays in determining whether youth enroll in postsecondary education. A new study released today finds that youth with a neurodevelopmental condition (NDC) or […]

by pmnationtalk on February 19, 201987 Views

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The Daily Friday, February 15, 2019

Family Matters: Adults living with their parents Close to 1 in 10 Canadian adults aged 25 to 64 lived with at least one of their parents in 2017. Continue reading  Canada’s international transactions in securities, December 2018 Foreign investors reduced their holdings of Canadian securities by $19.0 billion in December, led by a record divestment […]

by pmnationtalk on February 15, 2019116 Views

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Feds commit $20M to off-diesel initiative for remote Indigenous communities – Canadian Consulting Engineer

An all-Indigenous panel of jurors will select up to 15 communities to receive hands-on support and up to $1.3 million in funding to develop community-driven energy plans over the next three years. The federal government has announced a $20-million initiative aimed at reducing diesel reliance in remote Indigenous communities. Developed in collaboration with Indigenous Clean Energy Social Enterprise (ICE SE) and […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 201985 Views

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Was Ottawa’s forced relocation of the Ahiarmiut people more than cultural genocide? – Macleans.ca

Decades after the federal government uprooted a group of Inuit, the Liberals apologized and agreed to a settlement. The Ahiarmiut will forgive—but they can’t forget. Feb 14, 2019 David Serkoak couldn’t believe what he was witnessing. An apology. It was 2005 and the premier of Newfoundland and Labrador at the time, Danny Williams, was saying […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 201989 Views

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The Daily Thursday, February 14, 2019

Monthly Survey of Manufacturing, December 2018 Manufacturing sales declined for the third consecutive month, down 1.3% to $56.4 billion in December on lower sales of petroleum and coal products. Excluding this industry, manufacturing sales declined 0.3%. Continue reading  New Housing Price Index, December 2018 New housing prices were unchanged at the national level for the […]

by pmnationtalk on February 14, 201992 Views

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U of Winnipeg: 2019 Louis Riel Day Closures

February 13, 2019 The University of Winnipeg and The Collegiate are closed for Louis Riel Day, Monday, February 18, 2019 and will reopen on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. This includes the Library, The Duckworth Centre, and the Axworthy Health and RecPlex. Exceptions Elements – 599 Portage Ave Open from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Garbonzo’s Open from 4:00 pm – 10:00 […]

by pmnationtalk on February 13, 2019187 Views

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The Daily Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Survey of Innovation and Business Strategy, 2017 In 2017, enterprises were more likely to import goods or services into Canada (38.5%) than to export them (25.0%). Continue reading Young people not in employment, education or training: What did they do in the past 12 months? There is growing interest in the activities of young people […]

by ahnationtalk on February 13, 201992 Views

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The Daily Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Study: Syrian refugees who resettled in Canada in 2015 and 2016 In 2015, the Canadian government announced a plan to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees in Canada by the end of February 2016, in the wake of the ongoing war in Syria since 2011 and the ensuing humanitarian crisis. Continue reading Ownership of Residential Property by […]

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 201997 Views

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Advisory: Fortis Inc. to Hold Teleconference on February 15 to Discuss 2018 Annual Results

ST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland and Labrador, Feb. 07, 2019 — Fortis Inc. (“Fortis” or the “Corporation”) (TSX/NYSE:FTS) will release its 2018 annual financial results on Friday, February 15, 2019. A teleconference and webcast will be held the same day at 8:30 a.m. (Eastern). Barry Perry, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Jocelyn Perry, Executive Vice President, […]

by pmnationtalk on February 11, 2019113 Views

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Brixton Metals Acquires Additional Claims in the Atlin Goldfields

February 7, 2019 – Brixton Metals Corporation (TSXV: BBB) (OTC: BBBXF) (the “Company” or “Brixton”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired the Wilson Claims through a Purchase and Sale Agreement from a private vendor. The Wilson Claims comprise 5 claims for an aggregate 192.32 hectares in size. These claims are located within Brixton’s large claim […]

by pmnationtalk on February 11, 2019126 Views

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Williams’ Transco Pipeline Delivers Record Volumes

TULSA, Okla.–Williams (NYSE: WMB) announced today that it recently delivered a record amount of natural gas on its Transco interstate gas pipeline, providing essential services to gas distribution companies, power generators, LNG exports and other customers located along the Eastern Seaboard and Gulf Coast. The nation’s largest-volume natural gas transmission system, Transco delivered a record-breaking […]

by pmnationtalk on February 11, 2019131 Views

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The Daily Monday, February 11, 2019

Crude oil and natural gas: Supply and disposition, November 2018 Canada produced 22.8 million cubic metres (143.3 million barrels) of crude oil and equivalent products in November, up 6.6% from the same month a year earlier. In the 10 months prior to November 2018, total crude and equivalent production averaged 21.8 million cubic metres per […]

by pmnationtalk on February 11, 2019114 Views

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Indigenous artists challenge gallery visitors – Queen’s Journal

Soundings art exhibit reclaims identity and space at the Agnes February 8, 2019 An exhibit at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre features contemporary Indigenous artists weaving their voices and identities into the fabric of Queen’s. Soundings: An Exhibition in Five Parts, on display until April 7,  leaves visitors with a disoriented feeling, echoing the unsettled state Canadian Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on February 8, 2019128 Views

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The Daily Friday, February 8, 2019

Labour Force Survey, January 2019 The number of people employed grew by 67,000 in January, mostly among youth aged 15 to 24 and in the services-producing industries. The unemployment rate increased 0.2 percentage points to 5.8% as more people looked for work. Continue reading  Food services and drinking places, annual, 2017 Firms in the food […]

by pmnationtalk on February 8, 2019109 Views

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The Daily Thursday, February 7, 2019

Family Matters: Grandparents in Canada There were 7.5 million grandparents aged 45 and older in Canada in 2017—the highest number since the data started being collected. This was up from 7.0 million in 2011 and 5.4 million in 1995. Continue reading  National Cannabis Survey, fourth quarter 2018 About 4.6 million or 15% of Canadians aged […]

by pmnationtalk on February 7, 2019223 Views

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Indigenous language advocacy focus of Ottawa bill – Winnipeg Free Press

Feb 5, 2019 OTTAWA — The federal Liberals tabled a bill Tuesday that aims to thrust Indigenous languages in Manitoba back from the brink of extinction. Yet the legislation is already splitting Aboriginal leaders, with some declaring it a landmark change to how Ottawa crafts laws, and others saying it’s a “bad faith” exercise. The […]

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 2019105 Views

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The Daily Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Building permits, December 2018 Canadian municipalities issued $8.8 billion worth of building permits in December, up 6.0% from November and the fourth consecutive monthly increase. The gain was largely due to higher construction intentions for multi-family dwellings and commercial buildings, with both components hitting record highs. Continue reading  Research and development of Canadian private non-profit […]

by pmnationtalk on February 6, 2019101 Views

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The Daily Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Delay of publication of monthly Canadian international merchandise trade data As noted in the January 17 publication “Impacts of the US government shutdown on the upcoming release of Canadian international merchandise trade data,” the February 5 release for the December 2018 reference month will not occur as originally planned and will be released at a […]

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 2019112 Views

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The Daily Monday, February 4, 2019

Passenger Air Services Price Index, 2017 The Passenger Air Services Price Index rose 0.5% in 2017 compared with 2016. This was the first increase since 2013, when the index grew 1.1%. Both domestic (+0.4%) and international (+0.5%) fares increased. Continue reading  NT4

by pmnationtalk on February 4, 201993 Views

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Hanes Canada Employees Volunteering to Help Homeless People at Toronto’s Scott Mission

Credits: Invisible People Published on Jan 10, 2019 Just before Christmas, I had the honor of volunteering with Hanes Canada employees at the Scott Mission in Toronto, Canada. Disclosure: Hanes helps Invisible People with socks, and I sometimes work for Hanes as a consultant, but neither myself or Invisible People was compensated for this video. I […]

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 2019479 Views

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The Daily Friday, February 1, 2019

Telecommunications services price indexes, second quarter 2018 Data for a new set of telecommunications services price indexes (TSPI) are now available from the first quarter of 2014 up to and including the second quarter of 2018. The quarterly indexes measure changes over time in the prices received by telecommunications service providers for fixed telecommunications services […]

by pmnationtalk on February 1, 2019110 Views

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The Daily Thursday, January 31, 2019

Gross domestic product by industry, December 2018 Real gross domestic product edged down 0.1% in November, partly offsetting an increase of 0.3% in October. Decreases in wholesale trade, finance and insurance, manufacturing and construction more than offset gains in 13 of 20 industrial sectors. Continue reading  Industrial product and raw materials price indexes, January 2019 […]

by pmnationtalk on January 31, 2019116 Views

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The Daily Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Payroll employment, earnings and hours, November 2018 Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $1,012 in November, little changed from the previous month. Compared with 12 months earlier, earnings grew by 2.0%. Continue reading  Annual Head Office Survey, 2017 The number of head office employees in Canada increased 0.3% from 2016 to 228,130 in […]

by pmnationtalk on January 30, 2019112 Views

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The Daily Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Study: Immigrant ownership of residential properties in Toronto and Vancouver, 2016 and 2017 A new study provides detailed information on the degree to which immigrants are integrated in different segments of the housing market in Toronto and Vancouver. Continue reading  Railway carloadings, November 2018 The volume of rail freight carried in Canada totalled 33.8 million […]

by pmnationtalk on January 29, 201999 Views

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The Daily Monday, January 28, 2019

Canadian System of Environmental–Economic Accounts: Intensities and demand-based measures, 2015 Personal expenditure by households (45.8%) continued to be the primary driver for energy use in Canada in 2015, down slightly from 46.2% in 2014. Demand for international exports accounted for 38.2% of energy use in 2015, up from 37.4% in 2014. Continue reading  Canada and […]

by pmnationtalk on January 28, 201998 Views

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The Daily Friday, January 25, 2019

Canada’s population estimates: Age and sex, July 1, 2018 The most recent population estimates point to the continued rapid aging of the Canadian population. Continue reading  Travel arrangement services, 2017 Operating revenue in the travel arrangement and reservation services industry group rose 3.2% from 2016 to $13.7 billion in 2017. Tour operators (68.4%) accounted for […]

by pmnationtalk on January 25, 2019190 Views

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The Daily Thursday, January 24, 2019

Employment Insurance, November 2018 In November, the number of regular Employment Insurance beneficiaries was virtually unchanged from a month earlier at 439,000, following three consecutive months of declines. Continue reading  Adult criminal and youth court statistics in Canada, 2016/2017 In Canada, under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, individuals are granted the right to a […]

by pmnationtalk on January 24, 2019110 Views

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The Daily Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Retail trade, November 2018 Retail sales decreased 0.9% to $50.4 billion in November on lower sales at gasoline stations and motor vehicle and parts dealers. Excluding these two subsectors, retail sales increased 0.2%. Continue reading  Global supply, production and distribution chain activities, 2017 In 2017, nearly 1 in 10 firms in the wholesale and manufacturing […]

by pmnationtalk on January 23, 2019158 Views

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The Daily Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Wholesale trade, November 2018 Wholesale sales fell 1.0% in November to $63.0 billion, more than offsetting the 0.7% increase in October. Sales were down in five of seven subsectors, representing about 82% of total wholesale sales. Continue reading  Monthly Survey of Manufacturing, November 2018 Manufacturing sales fell 1.4% to $57.3 billion in November, the second […]

by pmnationtalk on January 22, 201993 Views

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The Daily Monday, January 21, 2019

Investment in building construction, November 2018 Total investment in building construction decreased 2.0% from October to $13.7 billion in November. Both the residential (-2.2% to $9.4 billion) and non-residential (-1.6% to $4.3 billion) sectors declined. Continue reading  Who are the working women in Canada’s top 1%? Even though working women are now more educated than […]

by pmnationtalk on January 21, 2019122 Views

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NationTalk Interview with Krystal Abotossaway – Talent Acquisition Strategic Sourcing Partner -Indigenous Peoples at TD Bank Group

NationTalk speaks with Krystal Abotossaway, a proud member of Aundeck Omni-Kanging First Nations and Talent Acquisition Strategic Sourcing Partner – Indigenous Peoples at TD Bank Group. Krystal speaks about her background and how she injects a little humour by saying she fell into banking before she explains why she chose to work with TD bank. In her […]

by pmnationtalk on January 21, 20191511 Views

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The Daily Friday, January 18, 2019

Consumer Price Index, December 2018 The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 2.0% on a year-over-year basis in December, following a 1.7% increase in November. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the CPI rose 0.2% in December. Continue reading  Consumer Price Index: Annual review, 2018 The annual average increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) was […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 2019173 Views

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First Nations Pipeline Protest: 14 Land Protectors Arrested as Canadian Police Raid Indigenous Camp

Credits: Democracy Now! Published on Jan 8, 2019 https://democracynow.org – In Canada, armed forces raided native Wet’suwet’en territory in British Columbia Monday, with at least 14 arrests being reported. Land defenders faced off with Royal Canadian Mounted Police as the police breached two checkpoints set up to keep pipeline workers out of protected territory. Indigenous […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 2019574 Views

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Healing Our Spirit Worldwide – 2018 Sydney – Interview with Gene Tagaban

Gene Tagaban, a Tlingit, Cherokee, and Pilipino man of the Raven Freshwater Sockeye Clan from Hoonah Alaska, begins with a wonderful introduction in his ancestral language, describing his name and where he is from. Gene is noted for carrying a small red dress with him as a part of the work he does to stop […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 20191344 Views

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Canadian Agriculture at a Glance, census year 2016

Jan. 17, 2019 The article “Aboriginal peoples and agriculture in 2016: A portrait” is now available. This is the fifth article from Canadian Agriculture at a Glance, a compendium of analytical articles based on 2016 Census of Agriculture data. Products The article “Aboriginal peoples and agriculture in 2016: A portrait,” part of Canadian Agriculture at a Glance (Catalogue number96-325-X), is now available. […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 2019121 Views

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The Daily Thursday, January 17, 2019

Natural resource indicators, third quarter 2018 Real gross domestic product of the natural resource sector increased 1.0% in the third quarter, largely on the strength of the mineral and mining subsector (+4.1%). Natural resource prices were up 1.9% from July to September, led by energy products (+3.6%). Continue reading  Impacts of the US government shutdown […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 2019101 Views

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The Daily Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Health Reports: Change in total sugars consumption among Canadian children and adults A new study released today in Health Reports is the first to look at the long-term trend in total sugars consumption using the most recent data from the Canadian Community Health Survey—Nutrition 2015. Overall, total sugars consumption—which includes free and naturally-occurring sugars—decreased for […]

by pmnationtalk on January 16, 2019103 Views

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The Daily Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Supply and disposition of refined petroleum products, October 2018 Key indicators were mixed in October. Refinery receipts of crude oil and refinery production decreased during the month, while domestic sales of refined petroleum products increased compared with October 2017. Continue reading  New products Transportation Data and Information Hub: “Activity indicators – Transportation Data and Information […]

by pmnationtalk on January 15, 201997 Views

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Healing Our Spirit Worldwide – 2018 Sydney – Interview with James ‘Uncle’ Michael Widdy Welsh: Member of the Stolen Generation

James ‘Uncle’ Michael Widdy Welsh, a member of the Australian Aboriginal Stolen Generation, speaks in a NationTalk interview from the Healing Our Spirit Worldwide (HOSW) 2018 event. In this interview, the term ‘Stolen Generation’ is explained as a term used in Australia in their shared or similar history to the Indigenous peoples of Canada’s experience, […]

by pmnationtalk on January 14, 20191364 Views

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The Daily Monday, January 14, 2019

Quarterly Retail Commodity Survey, third quarter 2018 Retail sales in Canada reached $157.5 billion in the third quarter, up 2.8% from the same quarter of 2017. Higher sales were reported in 12 of the 16 major commodity groupings. Continue reading  Study: The Long-term Effects of Employer-sponsored Pension Plans on Non-workplace Returns on Investments Amid the […]

by pmnationtalk on January 14, 201989 Views

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The Daily Friday, January 11, 2019

Crude oil and natural gas: Supply and disposition, October 2018 Canada produced 23.1 million cubic metres (145.6 million barrels) of crude oil and equivalent products in October, up 13.2% from the same month a year earlier. Continue reading  Leading indicator of cross-border traveller volume, December 2018 Data indicating cross-border travel by automobile through land ports […]

by pmnationtalk on January 11, 2019125 Views

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The Daily Thursday, January 10, 2019

Building permits, November 2018 Canadian municipalities issued $8.3 billion worth of building permits in November, up 2.6% from October. Higher construction intentions for commercial buildings drove most of the gain. Continue reading  National tourism indicators, third quarter 2018 Tourism spending in Canada rose 0.8% in the third quarter, following a 1.1% gain in the second […]

by pmnationtalk on January 10, 2019115 Views

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