Focused on consumer pocketbook issues and informing audiences about the financial and economic events shaping their day-to-day lives; fluctuations in grocery and pump prices, changes in airline and cellphone fees, housing market activity as well as macro trends affecting employment are a few themes covered regularly.
Prior to joining Global, Jamie was a business reporter for the National Post newspaper between 2008 and 2013, where he covered the Canadian telecom and media industries for much of that time. His work has taken him from Shanghai to Cannes and several points in between.
He’s a graduate of Queen’s University and Humber College.
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Canada’s economy is officially back in growth mode, new data confirms — but it’s far from out of the woods. Here’s why. Continue reading →
Walmart Canada is convincing Canadians to spend more of their weekly food budgets at its stores, the retail giant says. How? How else — with lower prices. Continue reading →
If you’ve been holding back buying some U.S. greenbacks hoping the loonie will bounce back a bit, you’ve got a window of about four weeks to do so: experts. Continue reading →
Both cities at ‘high risk of correcting’ when interest rates rise, experts say. ‘And the longer prices climb at unsustainable rates, the greater the risk of a crash.’ Continue reading →
Head of taxpayer-backed insurer says crisis events analyzed in which home prices drop sharply. “This is the first time CMHC has disclosed this publicly.” Continue reading →
Now that the Keystone XL pipeline has been rejected, it’s not a foregone conclusion that much of the 830,000 barrels a day that would have flowed through it will move on trains instead. Continue reading →
Aeroplan billings were weaker than expected due to more constrained spending on credit cards, Aimia says. ‘We knew that 2015 would be challenging.’ Continue reading →
Albertans dial back on trips to Canadian Tire and Mark’s Work Wearhouse as province copes with energy downturn. But elsewhere business is booming. Continue reading →
Canada’s biggest operator of full-service food outlets says traffic has lightened up in provinces hit by the oil downturn. ‘It’s a cycle, it’s not going to be like this forever.’ Continue reading →
Sales for light trucks are soaring in provinces like B.C. and Ontario, numbers show. But the oil slump has created a wholly opposite storyline in Alberta. Continue reading →
‘The risk of a severe home price correction in B.C. and Ontario has risen to a medium probability event given the continued run-up in prices in Toronto and Vancouver.’ Continue reading →
A 20% drop in home prices would wallop the net worth of millions of Canadian households, but the pain would be sharpest for those in their 20s and 30s. Continue reading →
A surge of hiring last month isn’t quite as good as it looks on the surface. But the latest jobs report suggests Canada’s labour market is ‘grinding along.’ Continue reading →
While airline customers are seeing ticket fares drift lower, for many, those savings are being drained by new fees on luggage and new in-flight perks like wireless Internet. Continue reading →
It looks like the end of the big box era for more than a dozen ex-Target Canada locations. Unable to find tenants, stores will be divided into smaller formats. Continue reading →