Will Canada’s Rapidly Expanding Money Supply Result in Higher Inflation? New Quarterly Economic Report

OTTAWA, ON (March 24, 2021): Despite a generally slowing economy, a surge of commodity prices has sparked concerns about a resurgence of inflation. In the latest quarterly economic report titled, “Will Canada’s rapidly expanding money supply result in higher inflation?” MLI Senior Fellow Philip Cross examines the impact of Quantitative Easing (QE) on money and… Continue reading Will Canada’s Rapidly Expanding Money Supply Result in Higher Inflation? New Quarterly Economic Report

Mixed record, slow growth marks the economic start of 2021: MLI’s Leading Economic Indicator

OTTAWA, ON (March 5, 2021): The Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s Leading Economic Indicator (LEI) posted slow growth in January. There have been seven-straight increases in the LEI in as many months, which pointed to some recovery from the depths of the economic crisis wrought by COVID-19, but the rate of growth has slowed markedly. Composed of 10… Continue reading Mixed record, slow growth marks the economic start of 2021: MLI’s Leading Economic Indicator

Pandemic relief has hit households and businesses unevenly: Quarterly economic report

OTTAWA, ON (December 22, 2020): Canadian households have been largely shielded from the brunt of the economic woes wrought by COVID-19 lockdown measures. But for large sectors of the economy, nothing could be further from the truth. In the Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s latest quarterly economic report, titled “A tale of two outcomes: Pandemic relief has hit… Continue reading Pandemic relief has hit households and businesses unevenly: Quarterly economic report

Canada’s economic growth continues despite slowdown: MLI’s Leading Economic Indicator

OTTAWA, ON (December 8, 2020): The Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s Leading Economic Indicator posted slowing growth in October. While Canada’s economy is still recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is doing so with less momentum than in previous months. Comprising of 10 components, the LEI is a tool designed to predict Canada’s future economic growth and track… Continue reading Canada’s economic growth continues despite slowdown: MLI’s Leading Economic Indicator

She-cession? Pandemic job losses hurting men and women equally: Quarterly Economic Report by Philip Cross

OTTAWA, ON (October 9, 2020): In the recent Throne Speech, the Governor General articulated the government’s view that Canada is undergoing a so-called “she-cession” – an economic downturn that is disproportionately affecting women. If true, this would have significant impact on what policy responses Canada should apply to engage in an economic recovery. However, as… Continue reading She-cession? Pandemic job losses hurting men and women equally: Quarterly Economic Report by Philip Cross

Canada’s economy grows, but growth remains narrowly-based: MLI’s Leading Economic Indicator

OTTAWA, ON (October 6, 2020): The Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s Leading Economic Indicator posted significant positive growth, pointing to an ongoing recovery in the Canadian economy. Comprising of 10 components, the LEI is a tool designed to predict Canada’s future economic growth and track changes within Canada’s business cycle. Rising by 2.7 percent, this latest LEI update reflects… Continue reading Canada’s economy grows, but growth remains narrowly-based: MLI’s Leading Economic Indicator

Canada’s economy posts tepid, narrowly-based growth: MLI’s Leading Economic Indicator

OTTAWA, ON (September 3, 2020): For the first time since February, the Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s Leading Economic Indicator posted positive growth, suggesting that the economy is entering into a recovery phase. Comprising of 10 components, the LEI is a tool designed to predict Canada’s future economic growth and track changes within Canada’s business cycle. Rising by 0.3… Continue reading Canada’s economy posts tepid, narrowly-based growth: MLI’s Leading Economic Indicator

Canada’s economy continues to feel the effects of COVID-19 lockdown measures: MLI’s Leading Economic Indicator

OTTAWA, ON (August 6, 2020): According to the Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s Leading Economic Indicator (LEI), the Canadian economy continues to slowdown, despite a deceleration in the rate of decline. Comprising of 10 components, the LEI is a tool designed to predict Canada’s future economic growth and track changes within Canada’s business cycle. Dropping 1.4 percent, this latest… Continue reading Canada’s economy continues to feel the effects of COVID-19 lockdown measures: MLI’s Leading Economic Indicator

Canada’s economic freefall might be over, but the recession is far from done: MLI’s Leading Economic Indicator

OTTAWA, ON (July 13, 2020): Canada’s economy has continued its downward slide, with the Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s leading economic indicator dropping by yet another 1.9 percent. This builds upon a harsh trend of decline that has been tracked in the previous two LEI updates. Comprising of 10 components, the LEI is a tool designed to predict Canada’s… Continue reading Canada’s economic freefall might be over, but the recession is far from done: MLI’s Leading Economic Indicator

Fighting COVID-19 is Not Like Fighting a War: Quarterly Economic Report by Philip Cross

OTTAWA, ON (June 29, 2020): Government deficits are on track to reach $400 billion just as the Canadian economy has been brought to a halt.  In conjunction with the unparalleled level of spending, it may be tempting to describe our society as moving toward a ‘war footing’ to fight COVID-19. However, our COVID-19 response has… Continue reading Fighting COVID-19 is Not Like Fighting a War: Quarterly Economic Report by Philip Cross