A man in a white button down shirt sits in a warehouse looking at the camera.

I work in a B.C. food bank. We’re serving triple the number of people we used to.

For the first time, many of our clients are people with jobs who can’t keep up with the cost of living. How did we get here?
Illustration by Macleans

I’m fighting food inflation with extreme couponing

“In the past five years, I’ve saved tens of thousands of dollars on groceries”
Shopper checking list in supermarket aisle

Canadian food insecurity by the numbers

A look at some of the staggering statistics behind the national crisis

How to fix our roller-coaster economy

Ballooning inflation, mounting debt, a labour shortage—and have you seen gas prices? Here, the country’s smartest economic minds explain how Canada got so financially wild, and how to make things better.
(Illustration by Pete Ryan)

Why we need to tax million-dollar-home owners

To tackle the scourge of housing unaffordability, older, wealthier homeowners need to chip in
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 holds a press conference at the Bank of Canada in Ottawa , March 3, 2022. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press)

Canada’s inflation rate hits a three-decade high

Politics Insider for Mar. 17: How the war in Ukraine could impact your grocery bill; Anita Anand preps an increase in military spending; an exclusive chat with Pierre Poilievre
Stephen Poloz. (Photograph by Jessica Deeks)

Stephen Poloz on economic dangers ahead, staying positive and lessons from Star Trek

The former Bank of Canada governor talks with Marie-Danielle Smith about his new book, the politics of inflation, and how a near-death experience changed his outlook on life
Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly lays flowers at the Memorial Wall of Fallen Defenders of Ukraine in Russian-Ukrainian War in Kyiv, Ukraine, Jan. 18, 2022. (Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Press Office via AP)

Canada is poised to beef up its military presence in Ukraine

Politics Insider for Jan. 20: Inflation hits a 30-year high; pressure intensifies on Trudeau over supply chain issues; and Ontario prepares to open up
(Brett Gundlock/Bloomberg/Getty Images)

Canada’s real estate market in 2022: What to expect in the new year

Three trend predictions on the direction of the country’s housing market in the year to come, according to the experts