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Economy, Society

Canadians say their finances improving, but experts say situation fragile

New surveys this week have shown consumers are back to buying and the economy has picked up considerably this month, although still well below pre-COVID levels and even though quite a number of businesses have closed for good. The latest »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Health, Politics, Society

Canadians feel economic pain from COVID-19 will get worse

A new survey by the non-profit Angus Reid Institute shows Canadians are increasingly concerned about the economic health along with concerns about physical health connected to COVID-19 The survey showed over a quarter of respondents (27%) said they were barely »

Economy, Health

Canada’s major banks committed to take action during COVID-19 outbreak

Canada’s six major banks announced last night that they are taking action to help its customers throughout the COVID-19 outbreak. Starting now, the National Bank, Bank of Montreal(BMO), TD Bank, CIBC, RBC Royal Bank, and Scotiabank, are committed to working »


Canadian Taxpayers Federation:The year-end financial naughty and nice list

It’s an annual assessment of what the government and other public agencies do with Canadian’s tax money. The non-profit taxpayer advocacy group, Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) has just released this year’s assessment of what is being done with taxes. The »

Economy, Society

Valentine’s Day: Romance and finance can go together

Is it odd to put a discussion about your finances into this day connected with romance? Not according to many financial experts. In fact, they say it’s a great occasion for couples to start the discussion. Bob Stammers is the »

The Link

the LINK Online Sat.,Oct 17, 2015

Your hosts this week are Lynn and Marc. Dr. Marc Rodger conducted a 12-year study showing that daily injections of blood thinners to prevent miscarriages don’t work. © Courtesy: The Heart and Stroke Foundation Dr Marc Rodger is a researcher and »

Economy, Society

Canadians and finances: on track, but worried.

A new survey of Canadian financial concerns shows surprisingly that a majority of Canadians think they are more or less on track to meet financial goals even though a majority also say they are worried. The poll by the Ipsos »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Survey: many immigrants to Canada arrive with no savings at all

A new poll by BMO Wealth Management (Bank of Montreal) finds that new immigrants come to this country with an average  of $47,000 to help them in the transition to the new country. However that same survey showed that one »