Social Media in Canada

This month we are looking at data on social media in Canada. Social Media in Canada in 2022 Social media has continuously evolved since its inception, from the early days of Friendster and MySpace to the platforms of today. The Social Media Lab at the Toronto Metropolitan University studies this evolution and its implications forContinue reading “Social Media in Canada”

Twelve Datasets of Christmas 2022

It’s Christmas at Mean, Median and Moose! That means we’ll stretch ourselves to finding twelve Christmas related data sets. Let’s see what we managed to find this year! If you want to see 2021’s charts you can find them here. iTunes Charts Let’s start with looking at the top 10 ranked movies on iTunes overContinue reading “Twelve Datasets of Christmas 2022”

Retirements, Return to office and RoundTrips

This month we are looking at data on pandemic impacts in Canada. Shifting Remote – Productivity and Preferences Perhaps one of the most talked about effects of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the overwhelming and almost overnight shift to remote work that occurred at the beginning of the pandemic, forced by public health measures andContinue reading “Retirements, Return to office and RoundTrips”

Money, Marriage, and Millionaires

This month on Mean, Median and Moose we look at income in Canada through four lenses: choosing you partner, measures of low income, what people who make different amounts spend their money on, and taxes. Income between married and common law partners Statistics Canada collected data in the 2016 census on the differences in incomeContinue reading “Money, Marriage, and Millionaires”

Donations, Divisions, and Disrespect

This month on Mean, Median, and Moose, we’ll look at the Ontario election in three different ways: fundraising, districts, and trolls on social media. Political financial contributions Elections Ontario collects and reports on all contributions to political parties and campaigns in Ontario. You can see the data at this link. We decided to take aContinue reading “Donations, Divisions, and Disrespect”

Instagram, Influencers, and the Informal Economy

In this month’s Mean, Median, and Moose we explore the gig economy in Canada. Measuring the Gig Economy in Canada There has been little research into the extent of the gig economy in Canada. Statistics Canada asked some questions as part of the October 2016 Labour Force Survey – whether a respondent had offered orContinue reading “Instagram, Influencers, and the Informal Economy”

Rallies, Rebels and Revolutions

This month we’ll be talking about protest movements in Canada. The inspiration for this month’s topic was the “Freedom Convoy” protests that took place from late January to mid-February. We wanted to see how it compared to other protests in Canada and around the world. Freedom Convoy Timelines During the protests it seemed like theContinue reading “Rallies, Rebels and Revolutions”

Housing, Homes and Huts

In today’s podcast we’ll look at housing data in Canada and what it costs to put a roof over your head. Available Data Roundup CMHC has a web portal that consolidates all of their data offerings in one place. Their “Housing in Canada Online” (HiCO) portal looks like it contains some quite interesting data butContinue reading “Housing, Homes and Huts”

Twelve Datasets of Christmas

Today’s post is all about Christmas! We have twelve holiday related datasets and some great graphs to go with them. It’s our Christmas present to you! Let’s get to it. Pumpkin Spice Ingredient Imports  Pumpkin spice is so popular in the Christmas season that it’s become a bit of a cliche. While pumpkin spice hasContinue reading “Twelve Datasets of Christmas”

Reviewing and Ranking Referendums

This month we talk a look at provincial and national referendums in Canada. For this month’s podcast we compiled a list of all the provincial and national referendums in Canada that we could find. You would think a list like this would be easy to find, but it wasn’t. We managed to find some resourcesContinue reading “Reviewing and Ranking Referendums”