COVID-19 In Canada: A Conversation with Dr. Gigi Osler

No one has been untouched by the global pandemic and there remains much uncertainty on the way forward for us. Dr. Gigi Osler joins my colleagues and I, to share the facts and dispel the myths that surround COVID-19 in Canada, while providing insight into what to expect going forward.

Along with being a busy ENT (Otolaryngology-Head and Neck) surgeon in Winnipeg, Dr. Osler is an Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba and has helped train numerous medical students and residents.

Some of her current, local, provincial, and national medical leadership positions include:

2018-19 President of the Canadian Medical Association

Past Chair of the Physician Health and Wellness Committee and past Chair of the Section of Otolaryngology for Doctors Manitoba

Recipient of the 2017 Health or Safety Promotion Award from Doctors Manitoba

Belt and Road: Ten years and counting

October 26, 2023 |Jasmine Duan

As China aims to strengthen development and trade ties with its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) partners, we take closer look at the BRI and illustrate how the country hopes to gain influence on the world stage.

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Bank of Canada extends pause on rate hikes, expects slower growth

October 25, 2023 |Claire Fan, Economist, Royal Bank of Canada
In line with our and market’s expectations, the Bank of Canada (BoC) opted to hold the overnight rate steady at 5% at today’s meeting, extending a pause after also foregoing a hike in September. The central bank (also as expected) maintained a clear hiking...
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The opening acts of recession

October 20, 2023 |Sean Killin

We examine three unique trends that have historically coincided with the onset of recession and provide constructive context for investors.

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A U.S. government shutdown looms large, and it may not end quickly

October 13, 2023 |Atul Bhatia, CFA

It’s back to basics for the U.S. House of Representatives. Averting a shutdown may be hard and we highlight the ripple effects to financial markets.

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More sellers, fewer buyers take pressure off housing prices in Canada

October 05, 2023 |Robert Hogue
The most striking trend that emerged in recent months has been the return of sellers to the housing market. September was a case in point where new listings increased sequentially in all major markets (for which early reports from local real estate boards...
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Will higher oil prices hinder central banks’ inflation progress?

October 05, 2023 |Frédérique Carrier

We explore the reasons for the price surge and how to position portfolios.

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De-dollarization: The dollar in doubt?

October 04, 2023 |Alan Robinson

As the world realigns under deglobalization, we examine the challenges to dollar dominance and whether the greenback is facing any true currency rivals.

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Has the era of zero and negative interest rates ended?

October 03, 2023 |Thomas Garretson, CFA

As global interest rates reach levels not seen in more than a decade, we explore what may be in store for the future of monetary policy.

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