Guide to the Economy 2022


Why delivery apps are dying

Apps like Uber, DoorDash and Just Eat are inarguably convenient, but they’ll need a new strategy to survive all of this nasty inflation
Erika Shaker

What to know about student debt

The government boosted loans and grants during the pandemic. It should cancel existing student debts altogether.
Jan Gorski

Seriously, these gas prices?

The global state of oil and gas explains the ridiculous prices at the pump. Electric vehicles hold they key to affordability.

How’d we get into so much debt?

What’s contributing to Canadians’ debt loads lately? Mortgages, of course, but credit-card debt is also on the rise.
Ryan Clements

Why crypto went kaboom

To gain credibility in Canada post-crash, the crypto industry is going to have to get serious about regulation.

Why food is so pricey

Canadians can’t think their way out of grocery-store sticker shock, but the way we view food would benefit from a change

What’s with these interest rates?

With skyrocketing rates, and inflation recently hitting a 38-year high, this is the moment for Canadians to take stock of their debts

How the labour shortage got so bad

Rather than turning to temporary foreign workers, Canada needs a national strategy to improve conditions for the workers it already has

Where did all the rental cars go?

Supply-chain issues are largely to blame for the Canada-wide scramble for vacation vehicles. Just don’t call it a "carpocalypse."

How rent prices got so high

To tackle the exorbitant costs of rental housing, cities are going to have to propose some creative solutions. Vacancy taxes, anyone?