The Daily Wednesday, April 8, 2020

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Building permits: Flash estimates, March 2020

In the context of the rapidly-evolving situation around the novel coronavirus (also known as COVID-19), Statistics Canada remains committed to providing timely information to all Canadians. As such, the agency is releasing March 2020 preliminary flash estimates of building permits for select regions.

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Building permits, February 2020

The total value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities decreased 7.3% to $8.6 billion in February, driven by the residential component. Declines were reported in five provinces, with the largest decrease reported in British Columbia (-39.2% to $1.3 billion).

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Canadian Perspectives Survey Series 1: Impacts of COVID-19

Today, Statistics Canada is releasing the first results of a new web panel survey that was developed to see how Canadians are coping with the novel coronavirus (also known as COVID-19). Many Canadians are concerned about the crisis, but the vast majority are taking precautions and following physical distancing rules.

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Detailed preliminary data on confirmed cases of COVID-19, January 15 to April 6, 2020

A revised set of preliminary data on the number of confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases reported by the provincial and territorial health authorities to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is now available. The set covers the period from January 15 to April 6, 2020.

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Study: Canadian consumers prepare for COVID-19

The features of the Canadian consumer environment are shifting rapidly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, shaped by a variety of interconnected and evolving factors. Restrictions on the activities of citizens and businesses and increased pressure on adapting supply chains are influencing the what, where, when and how of Canadian consumption.

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Industrial Product Price Index: Flash estimates, March 2020

Currently there is considerable uncertainty about the impact of the novel coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) on the Canadian economy. In order to provide Canadians with timely information on some of these impacts, Statistics Canada is releasing flash estimates for the Industrial Product Price Index (IPPI) for March 2020. These values represent an early glimpse into the current economic situation in Canada, and will be revised on April 30. These estimates are based on information that is available to date, not the full set of data that will be used to estimate the IPPI being released on April 30, and should be used with caution.

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Just the Facts: Travel-related exposure to COVID-19

Since the onset of COVID-19, health authorities have been monitoring the transmission of the virus via travel and community exposures.

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