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Both the number and rate of police-reported hate crimes declined in 2010. Canadian police services reported 1,401 hate crimes in 2010 or 4.1 hate crimes per 100,000 population. This rate was 18% lower than in 2009 and followed two consecutive annual increases (Full Story)
Following four months of little change, employment increased by 82,000 in March, mostly in full-time work. This brought the unemployment rate down 0.2 percentage points to 7.2%. (Full Story)
Tourism spending in Canada rose 0.9% in the fourth quarter, as spending by both international visitors in Canada and Canadians touring at home increased. (Full Story)
Beer and liquor stores and agencies sold $20.3 billion worth of alcoholic beverages during the fiscal year ending March 31, 2011, up 2.0% from the previous year. Beer remained the alcoholic drink of choice for Canadians. (Full Story)
Led by increases in energy and food, consumer prices rose 2.6% in the 12 months to February after increasing 2.5% in January. (Full Story)
Retail sales rose 0.5% to $38.9 billion in January, a fifth increase in six months. Excluding sales at motor vehicle and parts dealers, retail sales declined 0.5%. (Full Story)
In January, the number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits increased by 12,400 (+2.3%) to 561,100. This increase returned the number of beneficiaries to roughly the same level as in June 2011. (Full Story)
The vast majority of Canadians provided either time or money to charitable and non-profit organizations in 2010. Between 2007 and 2010, the total of money they donated and the total number of hours they volunteered remained stable. (Full Story)
Foreign investors reduced their holdings of Canadian securities by $4.2 billion in January after a cumulative acquisition of $55.1 billion in the previous six months. (Full Story)
The number of new motor vehicles sold in January rose 15.4% to 153,623 units. A significant factor in January's growth was the resumption of supply for certain models of passenger cars. (Full Story)
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