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Canadian Farmers Income Increased by 53% in 2011

Canadian farm income increased by 53 percent in 2011 from 2010 according to Statistics Canada. Realized net income, meaning farm income after operating expenses and depreciation, amounted to $5.7 billion last year, with farmers making gains despite a large increase … Continue reading

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Canada Has Fastest Population Growth in G8, Driven By Immigration and Led by Prairies

A Statistics Canada report released today estimates that Canada’s population grew by 1.1 percent in the year ending June 30 2012, giving it the fastest population growth among the G8 countries. In comparison, the second fastest growing population in the … Continue reading

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Bank of Canada Governor: Commodities ‘Unambigiously Good’ For Canada

Wading into a national debate that was ignited by a controversial claim by Thomas Mulcair, leader of Canada’s left-leaning National Democratic Party (NDP), that Canada’s booming resource sectors harm the overall Canadian economy- the so-called ‘Dutch Disease’ hypothesis, Bank of … Continue reading

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Alberta Has Best Labour Market in North America -Study

A new Fraser Institute study finds that Alberta tops all Canadian provinces and US states in labour market performance. The report, by Nachum Gabler, Niels Veldhuis, and chief economist for the Fraser Institute, Amela Karabegović, rates jurisdictions by five indicators: average total employment … Continue reading

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