Job Market

Usually this time of year investors are not only looking forward to the indulgences of the Holiday season, but they are also waiting eagerly for the year-end rallies in the financial markets. However, this year, it appears there exists a different kind of sentiment, what with the declining…

Since the Kyoto agreement first entered the stage in the 1990s, it has been met with strong opposition, particularly from Western industrialists. Their argument was that if their countries were to adopt the Kyoto's tough carbon dioxide reducing schedule, jobs would suffer, and even more so would the…

In November, the Canadian economy grew only 0.2%. What's behind the hiccup? Well, it didn't come from the manufacturing sector, which demonstrated more strength than expected. Actually, energy losses shaved the most basis points off Canada's annual growth rate. More specifically, the energy sector came into the fold…

...the Canadian economy, that is. Yesterday, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce came out with similar predictions we’ve been hearing for the past few months--expect GDP to slow down next year! The cause of the slowdown is still the same; that is, the weaker demand for our goods and…

Although there are job shortages in western Canada, Canadians in other provinces are less willing to move to western provinces, even if they are currently unemployed. But, if they were more flexible, the overall Canadian economy would be much stronger and more resilient. On the other hand, I…

It is darn hard opening a newspaper or magazine these days without seeing an article on debt. Be it consumer debt, state debt, corporate debt, or the looming federal deficit, debt has been a popular topic in this column. But where is all this debt leading to? It…