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Economics Blog

Canadian Firms Will Get From CETA What They Put Into It

August 06, 2014

Recession Aftermath Still Haunts Many Americans

July 31, 2014

Immigrants Strengthen Canada's Exports

July 30, 2014

Can Anything Be Done to Slow Rising Global Inequality?

July 08, 2014

Beyond Hewing Wood and Drawing Water: Canada’s Hidden Export Gems

July 03, 2014

Soccer Teams Show Their Countries' True Colours at the World Cup

June 27, 2014

Summer's Arrival Helps Toronto's Housing Market Forget a Tough Winter

June 26, 2014

Higher Interest Rates Coming Sooner Than Advertised

June 24, 2014

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News iconMerchants near NHL arenas pay penalty for lockout: Glen Hodgson, senior vice-president and chief economist with the Conference Board of Canada, said there will not be much of an impact for the entire economy in Canada because of the lockout. “Why? Because the money that would have been spent by consumers on NHL games, either directly via ticket purchases or indirectly through the purchase of related services, will largely be re-directed to other forms of consumption in the economy,” he said. Calgary Herald, December 5, 2012