Andy Blatchford, Canadian Business

Andy Blatchford

Canadian Business

Ottawa, ON, Canada

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Past articles by Andy:

Scheer, Singh campaign in their parties' regions of relative strength

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh kept their campaign machines rolling Saturday — and they focused their efforts → Read More

Canada’s richest 1 per cent enjoyed fastest income growth in 2017

Those in the top one per cent saw average income growth that year of 8.5 per cent to $477,700, much higher than the average rise of 2.5 per cent → Read More

Canada’s wealthiest 1% saw fastest income growth in 2017, overall decrease in taxes

Tax filers in Canada's top 0.1 per cent, who made at least $740,300 in 2017, took home 17.2 per cent more income than in 2016. → Read More

Canada's top 1% saw fastest income acceleration, overall decrease in taxes

OTTAWA — The incomes of Canada's top one per cent grew at a faster pace than everyone else in 2017 — and, overall, they saw → Read More

Canada’s inflation slows to 1.9% in August as gas prices drop

Inflation remains right around the Bank of Canada's target, providing no additional clues about the central bank's next move on interest rates. → Read More

Federal government posts $14B shortfall in 2018-19

By Andy Blatchford OTTAWA — The federal government ran a $14-billion deficit in 2018-19, according to its latest annual financial report, the third year in a row with a shortfall bigger than $10 billion. The deficit for the fiscal year that ended March 31 was $900 million smaller than the government projected in last […] → Read More

Federal government posts $14B shortfall in 2018-19

OTTAWA — The federal government ran a $14-billion deficit in 2018-19, according to its latest annual financial report, the third year in a row wi → Read More

No Major Parties Promising To Get Rid Of Deficit In Next 4 Years

With the economy's strong performance any party determined to achieve budgetary balance within a four-year term could conceivably pull it off. → Read More

Political parties urged to commit to policies for data-driven economy

OTTAWA - Chambers of commerce from Canada's biggest cities will release a campaign wish list Wednesday urging political parties to commit to establishing national data-governance standards, making government research more available for businesses and fully harnessing the value of intellectual property. → Read More

Canada’s big cities push political parties for policies on digital economy, privacy

The issues are likely to draw more attention from politicians than in the past. → Read More

Canada's Unemployment Rate Steady As Country Adds 81,000 Largely Part-Time Jobs

Young women saw the biggest gain in jobs in August. → Read More

Bank of Canada holds interest rate as it takes stock of trade war impacts

OTTAWA - The Bank of Canada is holding steady on interest rates as it gauges the extent of the damage that deepening trade conflicts have had on the domestic and global economies.The rate decision Wednesday, which was widely expected, kept the central bank's overnight rate at 1.75 per cent and followed a solid second-quarter rebound for the Canadian economy. → Read More

Canada's GDP Expands At Fastest Pace Since 2017

Amid 2019's global trade war, Canada is seeing an export boom. → Read More

New book examines Trudeau government’s record of living up to pledges

At the heart of the 237-page publication is an analysis of 353 Liberal pre-election promises and an evaluation of how many have actually been fulfilled since Trudeau’s team took office → Read More

New book assesses Trudeau government's record of living up to pledges

OTTAWA - A new book arriving on the eve of the federal election campaign is offering policy geeks a comprehensive take on whether Justin Trudeau lived up to his 2015 vows. At the heart of the 237-page publication — the product of work from two dozen Canadian academics — is an analysis of 353 Liberal pre-election promises and an evaluation of how many have actually been fulfilled since Trudeau's… → Read More

Timing of Bank of Canada’s next statement gives it potential to tinge election

Since the bank’s most recent public comments in early July, there’s mounting evidence of a slowing global economy mostly due to the escalating U.S.-China trade war – including fresh Chinese tariffs Friday and new threats on Twitter from U.S. President Donald Trump that shook up markets → Read More

Timing of Bank of Canada's next statement gives it potential to tinge election

Canadians last heard the Bank of Canada's take on the economy in the early days of summer — and the timing of its next update has the potential to tinge political debate during the federal election campaign. → Read More

Canada's Inflation Rate Right On Target As Veggies Soar, Gas And Telecom Prices Drop

Fresh vegetables are up a whopping 18.9 per cent in a year, but other costs have come down. → Read More

EDC says it regrets $41-million loan to back Bombardier jet sale to Zuma allies

‘We did see risks during our due diligence prior to providing the loan and we chose to proceed. And we acknowledge now that that decision was a mistake’ → Read More

Canadian wage growth hits fastest pace since 2009, but economy sheds jobs

OTTAWA — Wage growth accelerated last month to its fastest clip in more than decade, according to numbers released Friday from Statistics Canada. The 4.5 p → Read More