Jamie Sturgeon, Global News

Jamie Sturgeon

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Toronto, ON, Canada

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Past articles by Jamie:

Here’s how much the new Canada Child Benefit will give you each month

Hailed as “the most significant social policy innovation in a generation," the new payment scheme formally introduced in the budget kicks in this July. → Read More

Brussels attack: Terrorism is unlikely to deter tourists long-term

Recovery in Paris suggests any negative economic effects of Belgium terror attacks will be fleeting. → Read More

Low- and middle-income families vanish as urban neighbourhoods gentrify

The incredible inaccessibility of home ownership because of gentrification. → Read More

B.C., Ontario housing markets stay ‘flaming hot’ as rest of Canada cools

Housing markets in B.C.’s Lower Mainland as well as in Southern Ontario continue to post substantial jumps in average prices, new data shows, as worries persist about a potential bubble. → Read More

Cross-border shopping has surged among U.S. online shoppers

U.S. shoppers may not be streaming across the border in huge numbers yet, but there’s been a noticeable rise in cross-border clicks at Canadian online shops, new data shows. → Read More

B.C.’s ‘stellar’ economy to attract wave or workers this year: report

British Columbia is expected to absorb tens of thousands of workers over next couple of years as neighbouring Alberta sinks deeper into recession. → Read More

Expect ‘significant pressure’ from oil shock in latest job numbers

Employment data out Friday will likely show deeper job losses in Alberta and elsewhere as ‘second round effects’ ripple through labour markets. → Read More

The Toronto condo bust that wasn’t

Warnings of “an abrupt correction in prices" in Toronto's condo market have been proven wrong so far. A surge in units has been “readily absorbed for the most part." → Read More

Canadian sun seekers show ‘growing concern’ over Zika outbreak

Airlines and travel operators have said they've seen little impact from the Zika virus outbreak so far, but experts suggest concerns are rising among travellers. → Read More

Have Canadian shoppers hit their spending limit?

Households are looking increasingly spent, many experts have begun to suggest, and a ceiling on growth in the near term has perhaps been hit. → Read More

Here’s how big the Kijiji economy has become in Canada

The amount generated by Canada’s ‘second-hand’ online marketplace now tops $36 billion, report suggests, and is a ‘bright light’ for broader economy. → Read More

Canadians back to eating bacon following cancer scare

Consumer demand for bacon took a hit following WHO report linking processed meat to higher cancer risks. But shoppers were back ‘within a matter of weeks,’ meat exec says. → Read More

Home costs would gobble up every cent of income for most in Vancouver

“Rapid price increases” in the last year have “further exacerbated already poor affordability conditions,” RBC Economics report says. → Read More

Keurig’s single-serve coffee is tumbling out of favour in Canada

A year ago, the Keurig single-serve coffee brewer was a must-have consumer product in Canada. Now, the company is in the midst of a meaningful sales slide. → Read More

Discount supermarkets are ratcheting up the bargains: experts

Discount supermarkets suddenly look like even better bargains for thrifty shoppers compared to conventional stores such as Loblaws, experts say. Here's why. → Read More

Higher booze tax and other ways Ontario’s budget will hit pocketbooks

Increases in “sin” taxes as well as higher pump prices are among the most visible ways the 2016 provincial budget will hit consumer pocketbooks. → Read More

The biggest threat to Canada isn’t plunging oil – it’s debt

The biggest danger for the country’s increasingly fragile economy isn’t plunging oil prices, or the threat of a housing bust in Vancouver or Toronto. → Read More

Forbes says Canada’s top 2 employers are from B.C.

Forbes has brought its ranking prowess to bear (at last) on Canadian employers, releasing for the first time its qualified assessment of who the “best” companies and institutions are to work for in the country. → Read More

Retailers just endured their ‘worst year’ – but will this one be any better?

With economic storm clouds gathering over large tracts of the country, many are asking how the current year will compare to the bloodbath of 2015. → Read More

It’s official: Canadian shoppers are now identical to U.S. ones

It’s official, Canadians have abandoned Boxing Day in favour of Black Friday. New data out from Statistics Canada on Friday almost certainly confirms it. → Read More