Holiday shopping retail sales numbers were recently released, the CHBA and OREA have recommendations for Ontario’s lack of housing supply, there’s some good news for Alberta’s economy in 2017, Quebec is taking action to keep businesses in the province, and ICBC is continuing its efforts to crack down on auto insurance fraud. Here are stories of the week you need to know to round out February.

  1. Car dealers, parts dealers and retailers saw low sales over the holiday season partially due to high household debt across Canada. Via Business News Network
  2. The heads of the Ontario Real Estate Association and Canadian Home Builders’ Association have some recommendations to help millennials become home owners. Via The Toronto Star
  3. The Conference Board of Canada projects economic growth in Alberta for 2017 thanks to a recovery in the oil and gas industry. Via The Edmonton Journal
  4. The premier of Quebec is looking at ways to keep more head offices in the province, including tax incentives for businesses. Via Montreal Gazette
  5. The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia is launching a new education campaign to help combat auto insurance fraud in the province. Via Canadian Underwriter

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