What to do in and around Montreal this weekend: Aug. 19-21

A boy beats the heat as he plays in a fountain in Montreal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz) A boy beats the heat as he plays in a fountain in Montreal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

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Canada headed for 'severe' and 'inevitable' recession in 2023: economist

Canada is headed for a 'severe' and 'almost inevitable' recession in early 2023, according to the head of economics at Macquarie Group, which states Canada will face an approximately three per cent contraction in gross domestic product and a five per cent rise in its unemployment rate during the predicted recession.