In the 1990s, federal debt-interest costs routinely eclipsed 30 per cent of revenues.
Workers aged 55 years and over hold one-fifth of the jobs in Canada.
Unemployment is lower than it’s been in at least 42 years.
Sale prices in the Greater Toronto Area at the end of 2016 were almost 110 per cent higher than a decade prior.
The higher-than-expected inflation of the late-1980s was one reason the bank switched to inflation targeting.
Household debt as a share of GDP is at a virtual all-time high.
The ratio of household net worth-to-GDP has risen over time.
In 2016-17, the deficit was $0.991 billion but $6.276 billion was added to the net debt.
Between 2000 and 2016, average mortgage interest rates fell by almost two-thirds.
From 2000 to 2014, the maximum mortgage for the average family grew by 126 per cent.