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Survey: Income and employment status affecting mental health of Canadians

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadians have suffered from an increase in stress. According to a survey from the Conference Board of Canada and the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), employment status,income level and the availability of »

Economy, Health

New Bank of Canada governor warns of a ‘bumpy’ road ahead

The new head of the country’s central bank is advising Canadians to prepare for a “prolonged and bumpy” road to recovery from the economic effects of COVID-19. Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem said Monday the central bank expects to »

Economy, Society

Over half of all businesses see revenue drop by 20% or more due to COVID-19

More than half of Canadian companies have lost at least 20 per cent of their revenue because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new survey by the national statistics agency. The survey of 12,600 Canadian companies conducted by Statistics »

Arts & Entertainment, Health

COVID-19 closes the Calgary Stampede

It bills itself as “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.” It’s been around every summer–continuously–for close to a century. No more. COVID-19 has done what a depression, a world war, a gigantic flood and increased pressure from animal activists could »

Health, Society

Three Canadians cities are tops in health ranking

The cities of Saskatoon, Calgary and Winnipeg have been given an “A” grade in a ranking of health performance of 10 Canadian cities. This is the first time the Conference Board of Canada has compared cities in this way. The »

Economy

Canada’s tourism industry set to grow again in 2016

Canada’s $90-billion tourism industry should see another strong year in 2016 fuelled by a weaker loonie and low gas prices, says a new report by the Conference Board of Canada. The number of Canadians choosing domestic tourism destinations is projected to »

Economy, Society

Not recognizing credentials costs billions: report

An estimated 844,000 Canadians are not getting the jobs they should because their credentials are not being recognized, says the Conference Board of Canada. Many immigrants come to Canada only to find their university degrees or professional training is not »