Central banks coordinate rate cuts

Oct 8, 2008
The U.S. Federal Reserve led a round of rate cuts by central banks around the world amid fear of a global recession. Jeremy Hobson reports that the move could be one of the last tricks central banks have.
Posted In: Canada, Economy, Wall Street

Study ranks Canada economically freer

Sep 24, 2008
O Canada. How did it come to this? According to an annual study by international think tanks, Canada now ranks higher than the U.S. in its degree of economic freedom. Commentator Will Wilkinson explains.
Posted In: Canada, Economy, Wall Street

A look at the action by central banks

Sep 18, 2008
With the financial crisis still worsening, central banks around the world plan to pump money into the global markets to provide liquidity. Stacey Vanek-Smith gets an assessment from an economist at Barclay's Capital.
Posted In: Canada, Economy

How far can money go toward healing?

Jul 25, 2008
It's been almost a year since Canada agreed to pay nearly $2 billion to survivors of its Indian Residential Schools who suffered physical and sexual abuse. Sean Cole reports on how whether money can truly right a wrong.
Posted In: Canada

Fight homelessness, feed the meter

May 14, 2008
In a novel approach to fighting homelessness, San Francisco will install 10 old parking meters in heavily panhandled neighborhoods and use the money deposited for charities. Sean Cole reports on a similar program in Montreal.
Posted In: Canada, Charity

Papers required for border crossings

Jan 31, 2008
A new rule out today requires anyone crossing the U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico to provide a passport or drivers license along with a birth certificate. Dan Grech explores how this might affect tourism.
Posted In: Canada, Travel

Long commute for Canadian oil worker

Dec 25, 2007
Most of Canada's crude oil is out west, in the oil sands of Alberta. Thirty-thousand people work there. Blair Ghent lives in Newfoundland, on the other side of the country. He makes the long commute alone, but he's not the only one dealing with the hardship. Chris Brookes reports.
Posted In: Canada

Is there now a way to tap heavy crude?

Dec 12, 2007
Reserves of heavy oil are estimated to be in the trillions of barrels. But extracting it is a huge and expensive problem. Now, in a study published in the journal Nature, researchers say they might have discovered a cheaper way. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Canada

Canada welcomes medical tourists

Nov 28, 2007
Canada is getting in on U.S. "medical tourism," making it easier for Americans looking for more affordable health care to visit the country for treatment. Stacey Vanek-Smith looks into the trend's growing profitability.
Posted In: Canada, Health, Travel

Seedy workings in U.S. farm subsidies

Nov 19, 2007
Canada and Brazil are asking the World Trade Organization to look into whether the U.S. is violating international law by giving too much in subsidies to its farmers. Paul Brandus has more.
Posted In: Canada