Month: January 2015

Canoeing in the (economic) wilderness

To pass the time this past week on a return flight from Toronto I stumbled upon Henry David Thoreau’s Canoeing in the wilderness in iBooks in the hopes of escaping for a few hours from the grind and worries of the day. (With my beloved Leafs and Oilers virtual train-wrecks, my Bills not making the playoffs, MLB spring training…

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Piling it on…again

A recent report by CIBC World Markets clearly indicates that Canadians are ignoring those persistent warnings from the federal government about consumer debt levels.  After steadily reducing debt loads since 2009, as of the third quarter of 2014 consumers are back to piling it back on with household debt jumping 4% from last year, growing…

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