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Inflation Nation: Canadians struggle with rising costs; lower-income households brace for worse in the months ahead

Canadians from lower income households far more likely to say they’re worse off now than a year ago June 17, 2021 – On the cusp of throwing off the shackles of a 16-month pandemic, Canadians are already being weighed down

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Quitting Time? Nearly half who prefer to work from home would look for a new job if forced back post-pandemic

Work from home brought social, mental health challenges, but productivity as good or better than at office August 4, 2021 – The last thing that many Canadians working from home may wish to think about at this midpoint of summer

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To Have & Have Not: Canadians take sides on housing market, divided in desire for home prices to rise, or tank

High housing prices spreading outside urban hot zones, hurting Canadians from coast to coast April 7, 2021 – Home sweet home. Home, where the heart is. Work from home. Homeschooling. If the places where Canadians rest their heads at night

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Budget 2021: Economic anxiety haunts two-in-five Canadians; political divides over government priorities

Half say they are worried that someone in their household may lose their job March 25, 2021 – On April 19, Canadians will learn the contents of the first federal budget they have seen in more than two years. On

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Economic Outlook: COVID-19 stalls trend of growing financial optimism in Canada

Low-income households least optimistic about coming year September 8, 2020 – Canadians continue to re-enter the employment market (250 thousand more jobs were added across the country in August), but the negative impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak on personal finances

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Canadians’ personal financial circumstances improving, but majority will defer major purchases in the next year

Two-thirds say they’re spending less on non-essential items over the past month July 23, 2020 – As communities try to balance re-starting business and commerce locally while avoiding new outbreaks of COVID-19, the status of many Canadians’ own personal financial

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