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Another Foray into Data: New Macro-Financial Data

I think Stephen Gordon's Project Link and its piecing together of fragments of Statistics Canada data is a solid step in the right direction. If our national statistical agency is not going to provide long-term consistent data series, then I...
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Related Posts Has Launched!

Technology :

Ian Coady of reports reported that yesterday marked “the launch of as the landing page for access statistical geographies in a linked data format. This linked data site is the culmination of...

Statistics Canada's Attention Deficit Disorder

Business & Finance / Economics : Worthwhile Canadian Initiative

This happens all the time: With the release of November 2013 data, Statistics Canada converted the Industrial Product Price Index (IPPI) and the Raw Materials Price Index (RMPI) series to 2010=100, with 2010 as the base year. These ...

What Happened to Historical Statistics of Canada?

Business & Finance / Economics : Worthwhile Canadian Initiative

For whatever reason, Statistics Canada has changed the nature of the access to its web version of Historical Statistics of Canada. Until recently, the electronic version of this classic work of data (with paper editions published in...

A Long Term Employment Picture - Go West for Opportunity

Business & Finance / Economics : Worthwhile Canadian Initiative

Stephen Gordon’s posts on the recent employment performance in Quebec gave me cause to get the numbers on employment growth over the long term on a provincial basis. I obtained the seasonally adjusted Statistics Canada employment nu...

Project Link: Piecing together recent Canadian economic history

Business & Finance / Economics : Worthwhile Canadian Initiative

I've already ranted a couple of times - here and here - about Statistics Canada's 'Attention Deficit Disorder': its habit of starting new time series using new methodologies without updating the historical data. As I put it in my fi...


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