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Canada’s international transactions in securities, March 2022
Foreign investors acquired $46.9 billion of Canadian securities in March, the largest investment since April 2020. At the same time, Canadian investors reduced their holdings of foreign securities by $24.0 billion, following a $9.9 billion divestment in February.
Investment in building construction, March 2022
Investment in building construction increased by 1.8% to $20.3 billion in March. Gains were reported in both the residential (+1.7%) and the non-residential (+2.0%) sectors.
Portrait of the social, political and economic participation of racialized groups
Today, an article and a set of 13 data tables on various socioeconomic facets of social inclusion among racialized groups are released. The article provides an overview on social inclusion of racialized groups under the two themes: civic engagement and political participation, and representation in decision-making positions.
Hopefulness is declining across Canada: having children or strong ties to a local community associated with a more hopeful outlook
The proportion of Canadians reporting a hopeful outlook on the future is substantially lower compared with 5 to 6 years ago. In 2016, 75% of people in Canada reported feeling hopeful about the future, compared with 64% of the population in 2021/2022.
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