household debt

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Apr 25, 2014
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Why I'm not gloating about Canada's middle class

Trish Hennessy
This week Canada's nascent national debate about the problem of income inequality as it relates to the anxious middle class descended into ridiculous levels of un-Canadian gloating.
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Aug 24, 2012

Dead money and corporate cash hoarding

Toby Sanger
Kudos to Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney for raising the profile of the over $500 billion Canadian corporations are holding in excess cash surpluses and not investing in the economy.
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Jun 25, 2012
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Deflating housing bubble risks recession

Andrew Jackson
Seen in isolation, Finance Minister Flaherty probably did the right thing in seeking to safely deflate the housing bubble and lower the growth of household credit. But he did it very late in the game.
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Mar 26, 2012

2012 Québec budget: Timidity and omissions

Simon Tremblay-Pepin
In the Quebec budget, the government is still insisting on transforming public service funding with the user-fee revolution logic, developing the Plan Nord, and reforming the pension plan.
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Aug 27, 2011

So the B.C. HST was defeated. Now what?

Iglika Ivanova
Now that the HST debate is over, it would be great to see some of the energy and focus dedicated to debating the HST be redirected to designing solutions to the real challenges facing B.C.
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Aug 24, 2011

Recession ahead?

Andrew Jackson
TD Economics released a rather gloomy report, putting the odds of a U.S. recession at 40 per cent, and arguing that the Canadian economy is more vulnerable to recession than it was in 2008.
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Jun 6, 2011
Incidence of Debt in 2009 - By Age

Reduce student debt to reduce household debt

Nick Falvo
In 1990, the average Canadian household had debt representing just under 90 per cent of its personal disposable income. Today, that figure stands at roughly 150 per cent.
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