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A data-driven case for prosperity in Atlantic Canada
As David Campbell sees it, economic growth in the Atlantic provinces has long been reliant on the right strategies to counter various challenges to growth—strategies that have always included projections and trends based on the data.
Ready for take-off: Canadian passengers are queuing up to fly into the holiday season
Air traffic decreased to its lowest point in April 2020, with the number of passengers flying Canadian Level 1 air carriers declining 97% year over year following the closure of borders and the introduction of travel restrictions in late March to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Countin’ around the Christmas tree, let statistics spirit ring
Agriculture and food
The 2021 Census of Agriculture counted 1,364 farms that grew Christmas trees for sale, spread over 50,803 acres.
Skipping doses and delaying filling: For many, prescription medications come at a cost
For many Canadians, prescription medications are essential in the management of many health issues and chronic conditions. In 2021, over two-thirds (67%) of Canadians reported taking or being prescribed medication in the last 12 months.
Heading for the exurbs: Population growth due to immigration no longer unique to urban centres
Immigration and ethnocultural diversity
According to the 2021 Census of Population, the fastest-growing municipalities were inside or close to urban centres. Increasing shares of recent immigrants were also settling outside Canada’s three largest urban centres.
Tires: Subject to inflation
Retail and wholesale
We’re into December, and many Canadians have already swapped out their summer or all-season tires for winter tires before the arrival of the snow and ice. And we don’t tread lightly with our stats on tires! Here are some numbers to give you a better grip on understanding the industries and prices.
Growing and raising costs for farmers
Agriculture and food
Canadian farmers have experienced a rise in production costs, as tracked by our Farm Inputs Price Index. In the second quarter (April to June) of 2022, total input prices nationwide have risen by nearly one-fifth (+17.4%) from the same quarter a year ago.
Higher interest, lower net worth for young Canadian homeowners
Last month, the Bank of Canada issued its sixth straight hike to the policy interest rate, which now sits at 3.75%.
’Tis (almost) the season! Getting in the giving spirit
Society and community
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday are all around the corner, each day offering a different approach to the way we shop and share gifts. Take a look at some statistics related to each day.
The health outcomes of Canadians who have contracted COVID-19
Earlier this year, in partnership with the Public Health Agency of Canada, Statistics Canada asked Canadians if they had tested positive for COVID-19 or suspected they had an infection since the onset of the pandemic and, if so, what was their health outcome.
Bullying victimization is higher among sexually and gender diverse youth
Children and youth
In 2019, 7 in 10 youth aged 15 to 17 years reported that they had experienced bullying at some point in the previous year. The risk of being teased, insulted or excluded was heightened among sexually and gender diverse youth—including those who are transgender, are non-binary and/or have same-gender attraction—compared with cisgender youth attracted exclusively to people of a different gender.