October 27, 2015

Category: Articles

Enormous Challenges for the Alberta Budget

With the Alberta economy hitting the skids, the Notley government faced conflicting goals–diversifying away from the hard-hit oil sector, stimulating the economy and putting the province back on a path to a balanced budget. In June, the government introduced legislation to increase spending for health care, education and social services. It increased the provincial income…

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October 21, 2015

Category: Articles

Canadian Interest Rates Have Bottomed And Housing Has Peaked

It is no surprise to anyone that the Bank of Canada maintained its target overnight rate at 1/2 percent today, judging that the underlying trend in inflation continues to be about 1.5 to 1.7 percent. Even before the landslide sweep of the Liberal Party into power, assuring a more stimulative fiscal policy next year, the…

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October 21, 2015

Category: Media Reporting on Sherry

Liberal deficit spending could impact your mortgage

What does a Liberal majority and the promise of deficit spending by the Trudeau government mean for the average homeowner? According to Sherry Cooper, the chief economist at Dominion Lending Centres, you might want to re-assess your mortgage. “Particularly so because running deficits means issuing more debt and increasing the supply of government bonds means…

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October 21, 2015

Category: Media Reporting on Sherry

How the Liberal win will affect interest rates, taxes and real estate

The majority win by Justin Trudeau’s federal Liberal Party in last night’s (October 19) election pushes Trudeau’s campaign promises of an overhaul of Canada’s tax system and increased infrastructure spending to the forefront, according to a TD Economics note to investors released October 20. Sherry Cooper, chief economist for Dominion Lending Centres, said the unexpected…

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October 20, 2015

Category: Media Reporting on Sherry Video

Trudeau is no Bogeyman

From Business News Network (BNN): Sherry Cooper, Chief Economist, Dominion Lending Centres says she’s optimistic about the Canadian economy following the Liberal majority victory in the election. She adds that a “very positive attitude” is now in place and the time is right for ramped-up fiscal stimulus to stimulate the economy.

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October 20, 2015

Category: Articles

Stunning Liberal Landslide

The stunning Liberal victory across the country puts to rest the spectre of political uncertainty. As the news broke, the Canadian dollar was more resilient than expected. Indeed, by the time the national media predicted a Liberal majority government, the Canadian dollar was recovering from its initial drop, showing that Trudeau was seen by the…

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October 9, 2015

Category: Articles

September Jobs Numbers Don’t Help Harper

The last employment report before the October 19 federal election has to be disappointing for the Harper campaign. The unemployment rate edged up to 7.1 percent–slightly higher than the 7.0 percent posting in August–and employment grew a mere 12,000, in line with modest expectations. At least job seekers must be a bit more optimistic as…

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