High drivers a worry for Canadians in 2019; Pipeline problems likely to affect 2019 election
Canadians worried over more high drivers on the road in 2019
Many Canadians are worried 2019 will bring an increase in cannabis-impaired driving.
A CAA survey found over 70 per cent of Canadians were concerned more drivers will be getting behind the wheel high, especially during holidays. The survey results suggest these worries are not unfounded, as a third of Canadians polled said they’d be willing to drive home even if they got high.
Pipeline problems expected to hit 2019 election hard
The pipeline problem affecting Canada’s oil production is likely to be the hot topic in 2019.
Canada’s GDP is forecast to slow down by .2 per cent next year, and many economists are pointing to the lack of pipeline infrastructure as the main issue. Experts suggest outcomes on projects like the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion will likely play a huge role in the federal election.
Debt payments outweighing exercise on New Years’ resolution lists
Canadians are likely looking at tightening their budget over their belt in 2019.
A CIBC survey found a majority of Canadians are putting debt repayment at the top of their New Years’ resolutions. The survey also found a third of Canadians took on new debt in 2018.