Jason Kirby

Jason Kirby is a Toronto-based editor and journalist. Follow him on Twitter: @jason_kirby
Tobias Lütke (Courtesy of Shopify)

Why Shopify’s Tobias Lütke is No. 2 on the 2021 Maclean’s Power List

The software company’s nimbleness and growth during the pandemic has cemented the reputation of its CEO as one of Canada’s foremost business visionaries


Charts to watch in 2021: The most important Canadian economic graphs for the year ahead

As we prepare to leave this surreal year behind, experts share charts showing what they’ll watch for in the economy in the coming year

Traders at the NYSE in late February; fears over COVID prompted a stock market plunge (Scott Heins/Getty Images)

This year has proven that the stock market has no bearing on our grim economic reality

Long treated as a key economic indicator by many, it is now completely detached from how the economy is actually doing. (Which is badly.)

The unemployed and homeless line up for food in New York City during the Great Depression (Bettmann/Getty Images)

Canada needs a plan to rebuild itself. Let the transformation begin.

Canada is facing a crisis comparable to the Great Depression. Is a total economic rethink our only hope?

Good, owner of the now-closed Chainsaw Bar in Waterloo, Ont. (Photograph by Erik Putz)
Economic analysis

Canada’s economy may never return to what it once was

No, it won’t come roaring back by the summer. Canada is enduring an economic collapse many economists warn will make the Great Recession seem tame by comparison.

Construction continues on condos as Canada takes precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19 in April (Steve Russell/Toronto Star/Getty Images)
Economic analysis

How to save the economy

Top Canadian economists explain what Ottawa should do next


How dormant websites could lead to a better understanding of the COVID-19 crisis

These charts from a Toronto research company with a unique way of collecting survey data show how people are grappling with the coronavirus


How food supply disruptions from COVID-19 are leading to higher prices for consumers

Q&A: An Ontario farm and trucking operator explains how COVID-19 is making produce more expensive

Monitors display the S&P AND TSX composite index in the financial district as the number of novel coronavirus cases continues to grow in Toronto, Ontario, Canada March 16, 2020. (Carlos Osorio/Reuters)
Economic analysis

Coronavirus plunges Canada’s economy into the abyss

Canada may face an historic downturn, struck by the global pandemic and fuelled by issues that were already haunting the economy


U.S. cities are better at social distancing than Canadian ones, data show

Data from a trip-planning app shows that while movement has plunged in several Canadian cities, it’s still higher than it should be


Amid mass layoffs from COVID-19, three in 10 Canadians worry they can’t pay their rent or mortgage on time

A new Angus Reid poll shows the financial strain Canadian households are under


Homebound Canadians are on the hunt for stuff to keep them from getting bored and out of shape

Kijiji data shows a surge in demand for video game consoles and fitness equipment from Canadians stuck at home