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2018-2019 FEDERAL BUDGET MOVING CANADA FORWARD
With the national unemployment rate dipping to 5.7 percent, the lowest it has been in years, and the Canadian economy firing on all cylinders, the Liberal government is basking in a quasi full-employment situation last seen well before the 2008 global financial crisis. However, Canada is facing strong economic headwinds, with sluggish growth projected over the next half-decade, an uncertain trade landscape regarding NAFTA, and increased competitive pressure as a result of US tax reform. In addition, the business community expects further interest rate hikes by the Bank of Canada over the next several months that may cast a wider chill over a housing market that has contributed disproportionately to Canadian GDP growth over the last decade. DOWNLOAD