The State of Financial Literacy in Canada: How Much Do We Know?

(Disponible en français : État de la littératie financière au Canada : que savons-nous exactement?) Financial literacy includes the knowledge, skills and confidence people need to make informed choices about money. It enables Canadians to monitor and improve their personal finances. By exercising good financial practices, such as setting aside money for retirement, Canadians also…

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Canada’s Gold Reserves Reach Historic Low

(Disponible en français : Creux historique pour les réserves d’or du Canada) Canada’s gold reserves have fallen to almost zero. As of 29 April 2016, the nation’s official gold reserves stood at a record low 55 ounces, valued at US$70,711. This followed the sale of 95,839 ounces of gold, valued at US$107.1 million, between December…

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The State of Broadband Internet in Canada

(Disponible en français : Internet à large bande au Canada : portrait de la situation) Canadians are among the highest Internet users in the world, according to comScore Canada. With advances in e-commerce and mobile communication, as well as increased participation in social media, broadband (or “high-speed”) Internet has become an integral part of Canada’s…