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The office isn't dead yet, even as some companies say they'll need less space
The current era of remote work has compelled a significant number of companies to reevaluate their need for office space, but the projected decline in overall office space needs across Canada is only expected to be 8.5 per cent, with most of the ...
Reopening Canada: The deep freeze is over, but housing market still a long way from normal
Canada’s most expensive cities may be on the brink of fully reopening, but when it comes to their residential real estate markets things are a long way from normal. In Vancouver, the days of packed open houses for 100-year-old, ...
Reopening Canada: The economy survived the crash, but making it thrive again will depend on all of us
“We survived.” Chrissy Durcak, chief executive and founder of Montreal-based Dispatch Coffee, was talking about her company, but she could have been talking about the broader economy, too. In April, the COVID-19 crisis was so terrible ...
The theory of immigrants and foreign investors driving Canada's property market is about to be tested
Christine Zhu, a Toronto-based realtor, has not facilitated a single purchase or sale on homes since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Her clientele are almost exclusively Chinese nationals whose kids are either already international students in ...
ANALYSIS: Numbers show public supports anti-racism efforts on the streets and in the boardrooms
MARGARET BRIGLEY and MARGARET CHAPMAN Across the country, demonstrations and anti-racism rallies have taken place over the last weeks. In our world of research, we believe it’s important to understand public opinion as a key component in any ...
Inflation tricky for Bank of Canada to track as pandemic distorts data
The COVID crisis should destroy once and for all the notions that interest rates can be set by math alone. Tiff Macklem, the new Bank of Canada governor, used his first speech to defend the central bank’s commitment to inflation targeting, a ...
What to do if you think your layoff will become permanent
Q: My partner and I are in our 50s and we were laid off when the pandemic hit. Now we’re both afraid that our jobs won’t be around after our CERB benefits run out. I work in a tourism-related industry and it will take a long time before ...
Solution to levelling the digital economy playing field may rest with Ottawa
The federal government is studying how Australia and France are levelling the playing field between news producers and global online aggregators such as Facebook Inc. and Google LLC, but grafting one of those models onto Canada may not be a simple ...
Investment tips for millennials: Bear markets are a gift for those with a long runway ahead
I turned 65 this spring and for some strange reason, now find myself prone to pontificating. That includes pouring my hard-earned wisdom onto young business partners and unsuspecting nephews. It’s hard to resist because today’s youth are taking ...
The Westons could have changed workers' lives, but would rather government do it
Galen G. Weston, one of the world’s richest people, thinks common folk should be paid more. “I continue to be a strong believer in a progressive minimum wage and would support any government-led effort to establish a living ...