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David Coletto talks Millennials and housing on BNN

More than half of Canadian millennials are tired of paying rent, but 70 per cent would rather hold out for a home they really want before jumping into the real estate market, according to a new poll released by the Bank of Montreal on Tuesday. The Pollara survey conducted for BMO revealed almost all millennials, […]

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Canadian millennials buying houses at younger age than their parents: report

Canadian millennials aged 25 to 34 are better off than their American counterparts — and are entering the housing market at a younger age than their parents did, suggests a new report from TD Economics. “In Canada, millennials … have found good jobs, higher incomes — particularly females,” said Diana Petramala, an economist for TD Economics and co-author […]

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How Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Won Over Millennials At Davos

 By Jake Horowitz January 25, 2016 DAVOS, Switzerland — Of the many politicians attending this year’s annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, there was one in particular who stood out as the most popular world leader for millennials: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Since he was elected in October, Trudeau has become an […]

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Millennials don’t want to work for the man

Companies like A&W are trying to entice the next generation of entrepreneurs to launch a franchise By: Lisa Wright Business Reporter, Published on Wed Jan 20 2016 Priya Dhillon has two children under the age of 4 and a PhD in molecular biology from the University of Guelph. But the 33-year-old has her sights set […]

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Millennials clueless about retirement savings plans

Jennifer Paterson | January 20, 2016 Almost a third (32%) of millennials admit they are “not at all knowledgeable” about retirement savings plans (RSPs), according to new survey by TD. The survey found that only 50% of those aged between 18-33 know that the money in an RSP can help to purchase their first home and just 28% know RSP funds can help […]

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Canadian Politics: A Generational Divide?

In many markets these days, generational differences in outlook and priorities are important. Over the coming months, as part of Abacus’ market leading work in understanding the role of generation in decision-making, we will highlight how four age groups compare (18 to 29, 30 to 44, 45 to 59, and 60+). In this release, we […]

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Watch Abacus’ David Coletto at Canadian Council of Chief Executives Conference

Abacus Data CEO was a panelist at the Canadian Council of Chief Executives conference on Jobs and Skills in the 21st Century. Check out the session below:

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Millennials driving the new economy: Just who are they?

Abacus Data CEO David Coletto was a guest on BNN talking about Millennials and what they mean for the economy and investors

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Millennials don’t think they are doomed

New poll finds they’re not nearly as pessimistic as often assumed John Geddes April 10, 2015 They’ve been called Generation Screwed. Born in the wake of the demographics-dominating Baby Boomers, the much-mythologized Generation X, and Gen Y (whatever that is), the Millennials—kids coming of age in this century—are supposed to be in tough. You’ve probably […]

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Introducing Matters of Opinion 2014: How information is shared & considered among Canadians

How do Canadians share and consider information about public affairs? For a second year, FullDuplex.ca and Abacus Data partnered to explore how Canadians are using the Internet to gather and process current events, which sources of information they rely upon to arrive at considered opinions, and how they participate online in a variety of political, […]

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