The Daily Monday, March 9, 2020

Press Release

Building permits, January 2020

The total value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities increased 4.0% to $9.2 billion in January. Increases were reported in six provinces, led by British Columbia (+52.1% to $2.2 billion).

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Cancer incidence by stage in Canada, 2017

Thousands of Canadians receive a cancer diagnosis every year in Canada. Cancer staging, the extent of the disease in the body, is a recognized way of describing and classifying a cancer based on its progression. In 2017, some cancers such as cervical, breast and prostate cancer tended to be diagnosed at an early stage, whereas others such as lung and bronchus cancer were more likely to be diagnosed at a later stage. Generally, a cancer that is diagnosed at an earlier stage is easier to treat, and patients have a higher chance of survival than those diagnosed when a cancer has progressed further.

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Multifactor productivity growth estimates and industry productivity database, 2018

Multifactor productivity, measured as output per unit of combined labour and capital inputs, was unchanged in the Canadian business sector in 2018, following a 1.9% gain in 2017 and no growth in 2016. The change in 2018 reflected 2.0% growth in output, and a 2.0% increase in the combined inputs of capital and labour.

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