Canada Economy

FLASH: Inflation Ticks Upward in Canada

Canadian 10-dollar bill, cc Flickr KMR Photography, modfied,

Creeping inflation could force the Bank of Canada’s hand on an interest rate hike come April.

FLASH: BIS Warns on China, Canada, and Hong Kong Economies

Yuan2, cc Flickr David Dennis, modified,

The Bank of International Settlements has warned of unsustainable debt growth in China, Canada, and Hong Kong.

Global Forecast (01-16-2018)


Andrej Babiš’ government is toppled in the Czech Republic, Washington follows through on its threat against the Palestinians, and Canada prepares to raise interest rates.

Canada Expanding Its Role in Global Arms Trade

800px-qamr_vehicle, public domain

Contrary to its own history of arms control, Canada is becoming a major player in the global arms market.

OPEC Dishes another Blow to Canada’s Energy Industry

CanadaEnergy, cc Flickr jasonwoodhead23, modified,

Canada’s energy industry is bracing for another round of belt-tightening in the wake of OPEC’s recent meeting.

What to Expect from a Trudeau Government

cc A.k.fung, Justin Trudeau 2009

The Harper era included a few major departures from the past in terms of Canadian foreign policy. Will Justin Trudeau continue the trend?

Canada Election 2015: Foreign Policy Is a Four-Letter Word

Mulcair, 2014, cc Flickr Alex Guibord

Nearly a week into the Canadian election campaign and there’s very little to go on in terms of the foreign policy platforms of opposition parties. “Keep it vague,” seems to be the overriding dictum so far.

Canadian Miners on the Road to Accountability

Canadian Parliament, cc Kumar Appaiah, Flickr, modified,

Recent developments in Ottawa and the courts count as a step towards establishing a culture of accountability for Canadian mining companies operating abroad.

Analysis: How Low Can the Canadian Dollar Go?

Loonie, cc Flickr S. Rae, modified,

The Canadian dollar got a reprieve from the US Federal Reserve yesterday, but it’s one that will ultimately be short-lived.

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