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How important is construction to economic growth and employment across Canada?: Part 2

In part 1 of this series we looked at construction employment as a percentage of total employment, and residential construction as a percent of GDP for all provinces from BC east to Ontario. If you haven’t read that post, make … Continue reading

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How important is construction to economic growth and employment across Canada?: Part 1

In a previous series we examined house prices relative to GDP growth across Canada.  That data seems to suggest that a significant level of overvaluation exists in many provinces from Ontario west (Quebec data was absent in that series).  Hopefully … Continue reading

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Measuring the potential economic impact of a housing bust

We do in fact live in unique times.  While we can disagree on exactly what the future holds for real estate in Canada and what implications (if any) this may have on the economy, we can not disagree on certain … Continue reading

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Toronto condo data; China about to hit a wall?; Fiscal austerity to weigh on public sector jobs; The Age of Deleveraging; Another video primer

Toronto condo data The Toronto Real Estate Board released their most recent rental market report yesterday.  It showed both a substantial jump in rental transactions and a jump in rental inventory. “From September until the end of 2010, TREB Members … Continue reading

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Bubble in China means Canada at risk; The economic headwinds in pictures

Bubblicious in China I’ve said before that there are really only two global property bubbles that eclipse ours:  The Australian bubble and the Chinese bubble.  In a strange way, our economy and that of Australia are directly dependent on the … Continue reading

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I’m alive….the canary is not!

Well I’ve managed to survive the nastiest illness of my life.  I can’t remember ever feeling as wretched as I did earlier this week.  I’m quite certain it was a real nasty case of food poisoning.  For those of you … Continue reading

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