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The bee-list: honey, here’s some data from across the Canadian pollination

Agriculture and food
August 10, 2022, 11:10 a.m. (EDT)
Article
Many Canadians love the classic simplicity of the peanut butter and honey sandwich, while others enjoy a pile of honey-garlic wings (the best, right?), or anything else made with that sweet nectar. Honey is definitely the bee’s signature staple, but did you know that some of these hard-working insects also pull duty in making sure a lot of our other food is grown?
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The StatsCAN app is 6 months old!

Government
August 10, 2022, 11:00 a.m. (EDT)
Article
Did you know all of your favourite StatsCAN Plus content (and more) can be found on the StatsCAN App? Plus, this week it celebrates its 6-month anniversary!
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For Canadians with disabilities, another housing affordability crunch

Housing
August 9, 2022, 11:00 a.m. (EDT)
Article
The Bank of Canada upped its policy interest rate by 0.25% in the first quarter, followed by two more 0.5% hikes in the second quarter and a 1% increase in July—the highest single increase in 25 years.
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LBGTQ2+ people in Canada may be more vulnerable to challenges related to COVID-19

Society and community
August 8, 2022, 11:02 a.m. (EDT)
Article
Measures put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 bring a unique set of challenges to LGBTQ2+ people in Canada—that is, people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, Two-Spirit, or who reported using another term that refers to sexual or gender diversity.
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Corn, sweet corn

Agriculture and food
August 5, 2022, 11:00 a.m. (EDT)
Article
Corn, sweet corn is there anything you cannot do? You can eat it fresh, frozen or from a can, make tortillas or bread with its flour, or feed it to livestock. You can even drive your car using ethanol made from corn. Let’s shuck the husks off of our big pile of corn data and dig into this super, sweet vegetable.
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Less tobacco use for Canadian youth, but their reasons for vaping are concerning

Health
August 4, 2022, 11:10 a.m. (EDT)
Article
First, some good news: in 2021, over 6 in 10 (61%) of Canadian youth aged 15–19, and over one-quarter (27%) of young adults aged 20–24 have never tried a tobacco cigarette in their lives. However, vaping rates have been increasing and tend to be higher among youth than older Canadians. Many e-cigarettes also contain nicotine.
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Overwhelming majority of Canadian women start breastfeeding soon after giving birth, and more than half stop within six months

Health
August 4, 2022, 11:00 a.m. (EDT)
Article
From 2017 to 2018, we asked women who had given birth over the previous five years about their breastfeeding experiences and challenges. To mark World Breastfeeding Week, let’s look at some of the results from these questions.
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Statistically speaking: E does not always stand for excellent

Statistical methods
August 2, 2022, 11:00 a.m. (EDT)
Databyte
We have full confidence in the vast majority of data we publish. That is why most data that you will find in our reports and tables are unadorned with any symbol. At Statistics Canada, an unadorned data point is a number you can trust. Upon occasion, however, you will find a superscripted capital E behind a number, and at that point you should exercise caution.
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Take off, eh! A look at air travel entering the third summer of the pandemic

Travel and tourism
July 29, 2022, 11:00 a.m. (EDT)
Article
Canadians are taking flight again in large numbers, both here at home and around the world. International visitors are also coming back. However, headwinds remain in the industry, mostly as a result of labour shortages at airports across Canada and around the world that have led to passenger frustration and cancelled flights.
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Fewer Canadians were food insecure during the first year of the pandemic

Income, pensions, spending and wealth
July 28, 2022, 11:01 a.m. (EDT)
Article
The first year of the pandemic was a time of tremendous uncertainty, especially among Canadians who had lost their job, were working fewer hours or were already economically vulnerable when the pandemic hit. One concern at the start of the pandemic was the financial ability of Canadians to put food on the table.
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Who received the Canada Emergency Response Benefit? Newest research takes a closer look

Labour
July 27, 2022, 10:59 a.m. (EDT)
Databyte
In 2020, the federal government implemented the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) program to provide financial support to employees and self-employed Canadians directly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Hot summer job market for university and college students

Labour
July 26, 2022, 11:00 a.m. (EDT)
Article
With unemployment and job vacancy rates both hitting records this spring, the summer job market for university and college students has rarely been better.
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