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What a commodity bust would mean for Canada's economy. This quote from SFU's David Jacks sums it up nicely: “We’ve experienced a tremendous and wonderful 15 years, and with the backdrop of a very large leverage and mortgage cycle, we’ve had a tripling of home prices. But the upswing is behind us. Now we’re on the downward side of the cycle."
Given that we’re already in a slow-growth environment, the risk is stagnation in the economy, or something worse
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The reality is Ontario’s creaking workforce is likely to upset everyone’s plans, no matter which party wins.
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This was supposed to be the year America fully paid down its debt, and other unlikely predictions for 2014 http://www2.macleans.ca/2014/01/01/imperfect-predictions-on-the-world-in-2014/ via @macleansmag
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Made this after fooling around with Google trends data on searches for BB10 vs iPhone 5. If it felt like the new BlackBerry launch wasn't quite the event some might have hoped, this offers some perspective.
The inset circle was a grab from a separate Google trend search just for BB10 over the past 30 days. The sharp rise and sudden drop off isn't all that different from what we saw when the latest iPhone debuted. it's just a matter of scale. 
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A lot of reasons are given for why Canada doesn’t have a housing bubble. Almost all were said about the U.S. housing market before that bubble burst.
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Love this. Check out this behind the scenes video of the making of Maclean's magazine's Col. Chris Hadfield cover: http://www2.macleans.ca/2013/10/02/behind-the-scenes-on-our-chris-hadfield-cover/
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Hear from the guy who swallowed the human toe in Dawson City. Plus, a pic of where the toe is now (don't worry, it's not gross. Quite lovely actually)
'I really thought I was probably going to end up choking. How lame would that look?' Joshua Clark recounts the stunt
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Officially these people wouldn't be counted as subprime in any statistics, but that's simply what they are. Interest charges that are nearly 7 times your pre-tax income to maintain three homes?!?!? What *#$@ing bank is lending to them?
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