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Out of stock: Half of Christmas shoppers having difficulty finding items in store; many are starting early

Nearly half of lower income households say this year is more financially stressful than past years December 2, 2021 – It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but emotional and financial stress combined with supply chain

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CRB to the curb?: Majority want benefits to end before next year, including two-in-five who would cut them immediately

Nine-in-ten identify rising cost of living as a greater concern than job or income security October 20, 2021 – With five of the emergency benefits programs introduced by the federal government to support individuals and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic

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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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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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