KeatsConnelly Cross-Border Weekly Best of the Web 2015-11-13

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This week’s articles bounce all over the place. The first highlighted article offers an interesting view into the Canadian economy from the World Economic Forum. The second article addresses a fascinating question without a clear answer. The final article reviews a concern likely on the minds of many wealthy Canadians.

5 things to know about Canada’s economy (www.weforum.org) – The sweeping election victory of Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party has thrust Canada’s economic woes into the global spotlight. The commodity-based economy is technically in a recession, owing in part to this year’s fall in oil prices. But the country is also suffering from deeper structural problems. Addressing these challenges and building an economy for the 21st century are among the key challenges facing Canada’s new prime minister…

What is middle class, anyway? (www.cnn.com) – Everyone’s talking about saving America’s middle class. But just who exactly falls into this group? That’s actually a much more difficult question to answer than it seems. While some experts define the middle class by income, others define it by lifestyle. Still others say it’s a state of mind. Here are five different ways that economists, federal agencies and even the White House measure and characterize the middle class…

Three ways to minimize Canada’s massive looming tax hikes (www.financialpost.com) – It has not been a very good year for wealthy Canadians. The majority of global equity markets have posted negative returns, bond yields are near record lows, the loonie has fallen to levels not seen in over 11 years, and, to top it all off, there are some steep tax hikes on the immediate horizon…

Come back in next week for more interesting news and articles. Enjoy your weekend!

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