economy

Bay du Nor St. John’s Harbour is the primary hub for Newfoundland’s offshore oil industry (Photography by Adam Hefferman)

Bay du Nord: The $16-billion oil project that could make or break Newfoundland

The province’s next offshore oil megaproject is either a salvation, a betrayal or the future of Canadian oil. It might be all three.
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The Cost: One week of groceries in Toronto’s Kensington Market

This bike courier delivers for two food delivery apps, but earnings of $800-1200 per month means his budget is stretched thin
The Grants get to gaze at B.C.’s breathtaking Okanagan Lake on their daily neighbourhood walks. (Photography by Melissa Renwick)

The Move: Why this family left Toronto for Kelowna

The Grants considered a move to Ontario’s cottage country before settling on a five-bedroom in British Columbia
Nikolich, Cathcart, Thomas, Lukas, Coco and Roxy. (Photography by Riley Smith)

This family left their Toronto bungalow for rural Nova Scotia

Nevena Nikolich and Tim Cathcart traded in their urban life to live among the forests and trees outside of Halifax
Trudeau addresses a gathering of students, parents, and staff during a visit to the International School of Cambridge in Cambridge, Ont., April 20, 2022. (Peter Power/The Canadian Press)

Justin Trudeau offers no timeline for first-time home buyer bill

Politics Insider for April 22: Poilievre turns attention to affordable housing; Russia bans a bunch of Canadians; and a call to replace 24 Sussex
Vegetables and fruit are on display at a grocery store in Kingston, Ontario, January 24, 2022. (Lars Hagberg/The Canadian Press)

Inflation rate surpasses a three decade high

Politics Insider for April 21: Prices jump more than expected in March; Freeland and allies stage a G20 walkout; Poilievre’s brewing battle
Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem listens to a question from a reporter during a news conference following a rate announcement, April 13, 2022 in Ottawa. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)

Bank of Canada makes its biggest key interest rate hike in 20 years

Politics Insider for April 14: The BoC’s big rate hike; Pierre Poilievre’s big rallies; and some tough housing questions
(Illustration by Kagan McLeod)

Want to buy a house? Don’t bother checking the foundations.

Buyers desperate to get in on the property boom are opting out of home inspections, opening the door to nasty surprises
Armine Yalnizyan (Courtesy of Christopher Katsarov Luna/Atkinson Foundation)

How Armine Yalnizyan became one of Canada’s most important economists

She’s the caring person’s economist: a big-picture thinker who looks out for the little guy. Yalnizyan is No. 22 on the Maclean’s Power List.
From left: Brenna, Cali, Capri, Luis, Brooke, Tracey and their dog, Charlie: ‘We were completely priced out’ (Photograph by Carmen Cheung)

Want to get in on Canadian real estate? Welcome to the down-payment hustle.

Insane house prices and rising inequality are leaving anyone without an account at the bank of mom and dad behind