The Daily Thursday, December 12, 2019
December 12, 2019
Canada’s international investment position, third quarter 2019
Canada’s net foreign asset position increased by $30.6 billion to reach $839.1 billion at the end of the third quarter. The increase was mainly due to higher equity prices.
Family violence in Canada: A statistical profile, 2018
Police-reported family violence against seniors increased from 2009 to 2018, while intimate partner violence declined and family violence against children and youth remained relatively stable.
Indigenous people with disabilities in Canada: First Nations people living off reserve, Métis and Inuit aged 15 and older
In 2017, 32% of First Nations people living off reserve, 30% of Métis and 19% of Inuit had one or more disabilities that limited them in their daily activities.
Employer pension plans (trusteed pension funds), second quarter 2019
The market value of assets held by Canadian trusteed pension funds surpassed $2 trillion in the second quarter, an increase of 2.0% over the first quarter and up 4.9% year over year. In less than 10 years, the asset holdings of Trusteed Pension Funds have more than doubled, since first topping $1 trillion in 2010.
Amusement and recreation industry, 2018
Amusement and recreation industries generated a combined revenue of $11.7 billion in 2018, up 4.6% from 2017. Nevertheless, this increase was more modest than what was observed in recent years. In general, industry performance can be influenced by a number of structural and transitory factors, including seasonal weather conditions, household purchasing power, and investments in new rides and attractions.
Innovation in the food processing industry, 2018
With sales totalling over $100 billion a year, food processing is the second largest sector in Canada’s manufacturing industry, following transportation equipment. It is also highly innovative, with almost three-quarters of firms in the food processing industry (72%) introducing at least one of four types of product, process, organizational or marketing innovation during the fiscal years 2016 to 2018. Nearly half (48%) introduced new methods in their processing operations and 39% made a new or improved product available on the market.