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Ready, set, garden!

Prices and price indexes
May 20, 2022, 11:00 a.m. (EDT)
Close up of person shopping for flowers in a garden center filled with plants.

Got a green thumb and plan to storm your favourite nursery this weekend? With the warm weather upon us, many Canadians will be stocking up on flowers, plants and seedlings to get the gardening season started.

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Filling gaps in gender diversity data in Canada

Population and demography
May 19, 2022, 11:00 a.m. (EDT)
Person holding transgender flag against blue sky

With the release of the 2021 Census, Canada became the first country to provide census data on transgender and non-binary people. 

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Calculate your personal inflation rate

Economic accounts
May 18, 2022, 11:00 a.m. (EDT)
illustration of a piggy bank and other financial concepts (calculator, tax forms, coins).

Have you ever wondered how your experience of inflation differs from that of the average Canadian household?

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Zoom-ing in on Canadians’ Internet use before and during the pandemic

Digital economy and society
May 17, 2022, 11:00 a.m. (EDT)
Vintage style animated image of mouse clicking on computer screen with Canadian flag.

In 2020 and early 2021, three-quarters of Canadians reported that they were online more frequently than before the pandemic, increasing their Internet use to contact family and friends, access entertainment or government services, buy food and goods, and to work from home.

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Fewer babies born as Canada’s fertility rate hits a record low in 2020

Population and demography
May 16, 2022, 11:00 a.m. (EDT)
Two parents with babies meeting and talking around a table.

Canada is a low-fertility country, or below the no-migration population replacement level of 2.1 children per woman. Fertility rates have been steadily declining since 2009, with the trend intensifying since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic: Canada’s fertility rate decreased from 1.47 children per woman in 2019 to a record low of 1.40 children per woman in 2020.

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Do you mix me yet?

Agriculture and food
May 13, 2022, 11:00 a.m. (EDT)
A variety of cocktails are arranged on a table with a cocktail shaker.

May 13 is World Cocktail Day—and as you’ll see, Canadians enjoy their mixed drinks, as well as beer and wine.

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Juno Awards: And the winner is…

Business and consumer services and culture
May 12, 2022, 11:00 a.m. (EDT)
Collage of faces of six young people, men and women in headphones isolated on multicolored backgrounds.

The 2022 Juno nominees for Sunday night’s “Artist of the year” award include 11-time Juno winner Shawn Mendes, 8-time winner Justin Bieber as well as Charlotte Cardin, JP Saxe and The Weeknd.

For the Canadian performing arts industry as a whole in 2020, however, most artists, executives and employees in the industry were singing the blues.

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Time to cut the green green grass of home

May 11, 2022, 11:00 a.m. (EDT)
Funny image of a gardener being pulled across the lawn by a powerful lawnmower.

Let’s look at how Canadian households cut the grass, gathered leaves and, perhaps most importantly of all, how many owned a chainsaw in 2019.

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Seeing clearly

May 10, 2022, 11:00 a.m. (EDT)
Eye glass with eye exam chart on orange background.

Can you read this?

If you’re above the age of 45, you might need to go get your glasses. As we age, most of us experience a decrease in our ability to see without correction. 

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Youth mental health in the spotlight again, as pandemic drags on

May 6, 2022, 11:00 a.m. (EDT)
three illustrations of children’s heads, depicting mental health: one with a low battery, another with a thundercloud, and the third with a mound of tangled string.

More than two years into school closures, virtual learning, isolation, and fewer gatherings with family and friends, data collected on younger Canadians from the earlier months of the COVID-19 pandemic have provided some insight on its effects on their mental health.

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Red Dress Day—remembering loss, looking to justice

Indigenous peoples
May 5, 2022, 11:00 a.m. (EDT)
A red dress symbolizing missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and LGBTQ2+ people.

A picture alone can tell a thousand words. The red dress, a bold and tangible symbol of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, represents innumerable words—their stories.

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May the North be with you

Science and technology
May 4, 2022, 11:00 a.m. (EDT)
Illustration of an alien spacecraft flying through space, with stars and four planets in the background.
A snapshot of Canada’s aerospace industry.
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Spring into sports

Society and community
May 3, 2022, 11:00 a.m. (EDT)
baseball and glove on dirt next to pitcher's mound in a community park

If you’re a sports fan in Canada, the springtime turns your fancy to thoughts of love…of the game!


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Will higher gas prices put a damper on Canada's love affair with trucks and SUVs?

Prices and price indexes
May 2, 2022, 11:00 a.m. (EDT)
Man kissing SUV.

There was a time, not so long ago, when most Canadians drove a car. Back in 2009, for example, approximately half of the new motor vehicles sold in Canada were passenger cars.

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