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For many Canadians, the magnitude of the 2008 financial crisis served to mark a sharp contrast in their financial well-being “before” and “after” the economic meltdown. Our economic research provides insights on households’ use of financing in the midst of the most recent recession.
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Where Has the Money Gone: The State of Canadian Household Debt in a Stumbling Economy will help you understand households’ spending, saving, borrowing, and investing behaviours during the recent global financial crisis and recession.
Our economic research details these trends, reconciling the views of individual households with aggregated economic indicators. Strong household spending as well as a buildup of savings are essential for the growth of the Canadian economy.
Policy makers are encouraged to strengthen policy measures aimed at boosting households’ ability to acquire and act on their financial knowledge, and increase personal savings. Working towards enhancing labour market opportunities may likewise improve sustainability of households’ spending.
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January 9, 2017
Canada is celebrating its 150th anniversary. We’re celebrating you, Canadian CPAs. Tell us why you’re proud to be a Canadian CPA. Then watch for our big celebration in July.
March 1, 2017
Gain practical organizational insights and learn from industry experts at this annual event for not-for-profit financial leaders.