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Challenges escalating for Canada’s oil and gas sector

In the midst of a global collapse in demand for oil, Saudi Arabia and Russia have embarked on a price war that has brought oil prices down to rock bottom levels—putting at risk many companies in Canada’s energy sector.

Quick-take
Focus Area—Canadian Economics

Merchandise trade deficit shrinks in February

Although merchandise exports increased in February, the outlook for Canada’s trade sector over the near term is far from positive. The combination of depressed global economic activity led by the U.S., and severe disruptions to global supply chains impacted by the intensification of the COVID-19 pandemic, leaves Canada in a very vulnerable position.

Blog
Focus Area—Canadian Economics

Canadian outlook summary: Spring 2020

Canada’s economic growth ground to a halt in the fourth quarter of 2019. With the economy already on precarious footing, the added shocks of the recent rail blockade protests, the arrival of COVID-19, and a collapse in oil prices have brought the country to the brink of recession.

Report
Focus Area—Canadian Economics

Help is on the way

In the midst of the one of the most rapid and severe economic contractions that the Canadian economy has ever weathered, information on federal government programs to help stem the fallout is becoming available. These are designed to provide liquidity to firms during this time of profound uncertainty, protect against future losses, and ensure individuals can make ends meet in the event of disruption to their employment or income.

Blog
Focus Area—Canadian Economics