Opinion: Federal Budget: Spend. Spend More. Then Spend More Than That - [2021-04-21 Vcr8Qg]


Expect rapid economic growth in Canada after third wave: Larysa Harapyn



Dawn Desjardins, deputy chief economist at RBC Economics, talks with the Financial Post’s Larysa Harapyn in the video below about the economic assumptions in Budget 2021, and how Canada can expect rapid economic growth after the third wave wave. <…

Bank of Canada backs tighter mortgage stress test amid hot housing market: Bianca Bharti



The Bank of Canada is throwing official support behind new rules from the country’s bank regulator to cool a red-hot housing market spurred by unique conditions borne out of the pandemic. If the past is any indication, the soaring demand for homes…

Federal government's plan to convert commercial properties into homes raises more questions: Bianca Bharti



The federal government thinks it can address the country’s red-hot housing market by having property owners convert commercial buildings, left vacant due to the pandemic, into livable spaces, but industry watchers question whether that plan is realistic. …

Bank of Canada keeps rate on hold, sharply hikes economic outlook: Reuters



OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada sharply hiked its outlook for the Canadian economy on Wednesday and said it expected slack to be absorbed in the second half of 2022, suggesting rates could rise sooner than the previous forecast of sometime in 2023. Th…

Bank of Canada maintains interest rate: Read the official statement: Financial Post Staff



Here’s the official statement from the Bank of Canada’s interest rate decision on Wednesday, April 21, 2021: The Bank of Canada today held its target for the overnight rate at the effective lower bound of 0.25 per cent, with…

Opinion: Net-zero won't cure the climate but it may kill Canada: Special to Financial Post



It would cost upwards of a trillion dollars to expand nuclear-generated electricity, which is the only plausible, viable net-zero option

Forget bubbles, Canada has a housing affordability crisis: Frances Donald on Down to Business: Gabriel Friedman



Canada is in the throes of a painful third wave of coronavirus pandemic, but with the vaccination campaign picking up speed, economists are starting to look ahead. This week on Down to Business, Frances Donald, global chief economist at…

The pandemic landed a body blow to airports. A look at how hubs are reinventing themselves in the post-pandemic world: Gabriel Friedman



After a year of living with COVID-19, Postmedia is taking an in-depth look at the significant social, institutional and economic issues the pandemic has brought to light in Canada — and more importantly, how we can finally begin to solve them. You can find ou…

Oilpatch welcomes carbon-capture tax breaks amid warnings Ottawa missing 'low-hanging fruit' to cut emissions: Geoffrey Morgan



Canada’s largest oil companies welcomed new tax breaks for carbon capture and storage schemes contained in the federal budget, though clean-tech leaders are concerned Ottawa is focused on “moonshots” rather than immediate actions to reduce emissions. …

Opinion: Federal budget: Spend. Spend more. Then spend more than that: Special to Financial Post



Budget sets Canada on a path to fiscal danger, with its plunge into permanent, unfunded spending increases and structural deficits

How the federal budget could affect your taxes: Larysa Harapyn



Jamie Golombek, managing director, tax and estate planning at CIBC Private Wealth Management talks with the Financial Post’s Larysa Harapyn in the video below about the tax measures in Budget 2021 affecting taxpayers.


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