The typical Canadian family will spend up to $420 more on groceries and dining out next year, getting little relief from a recent drop in the cost of food, suggests a new report released Monday.
The U.S. trade deficit increased in October as exports fell amid declining shipments of soybeans and other goods, suggesting that trade would be a drag on growth in the fourth quarter.
Pope Francis has declined an invitation by Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard to visit the city in 2017 for its anniversary, but has sent his blessings instead.
Vancouver is reaching out to owners of thousands of empty condos, trying to coax at least 2,000 of them to lease their units - and avoid a coming vacant-homes tax - to help ease the city's rental crisis.
In terms of key news releases, the Bank of Montreal and Laurentian Bank will both reported fourth quarter financial results before the market opens.