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Jul. 3, 2020

ALBERTA REBOOTING ECONOMY – SUMMARY COURTESY OF CATHERINE KEILL, KEILL & CO At the height of the pandemic, 85% of businesses representing 96% of Alberta’s economy continued operating. Current unemployment rate is 15%. Lowering… Read More

Jun. 26, 2020

VACCINE AND TREATMENT UPDATE There are more than 100 projects around the world developing a COVID-19 vaccine, 8 are currently being tested on people. Large scale testing could begin as early as July Vaccine… Read More

Jun. 19, 2020

ECONOMIC UPDATE WITH MARTIN LEFEBVRE, NATIONAL BANK FINANCIAL’S CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER AND MARTIN GAGNON, CO-PRESIDENT AND EVP We are at the beginning of a new cycle supported by central banks around the world. We… Read More

Jun. 12, 2020

TO WEAR A MASK IN PUBLIC OR NOT? 99% of residents in Hong Kong (population 7.5 million) wore masks during the COVID-19 outbreak; Hong Kong recorded only 4 deaths. (vs NYC population 8.4 million… Read More

Jun. 5, 2020

NORTH AMERICAN JOBS DATA REFLECTS REOPENING CANADA: added 290,000 (+1.8%) jobs in May vs expectation of 500,000 loss. COVID related absences dropped 292,000 (-8.6%), returning to jobs 219,000 full-time and 70,000 part-time jobs added… Read More

May 29, 2020

COVID-19 – ECONOMIES AROUND THE WORLD CONTINUE TO REOPEN 29 Canadian National Parks reopen for day-use June 1st. France is lifting the 100 km travel restriction June 2nd. Paris is reopening parks and public… Read More

May 22, 2020

COVID-19 – INTERESTING STUFF Oxford University and AstraZeneca are recruiting 10,000 adults and children in Britain for trials of an experimental Covid-19 vaccine. CMHC (Canadian Mortgage Housing Corporation) head, Evan Siddall, projects that 20%… Read More

May 15, 2020

COVID-19 – SOME CONSTRUCTIVE DEVELOPMENTS Alberta entered Stage 1 of the relaunch on May 14, with some exceptions for Calgary and Brooks: Conditions for relaunch: Continue physical distancing, enhancing testing, launching contact tracing, use… Read More

May 8, 2020

COVID-19 VACCINE Moderna has announced that they have received approval for their phase 2 trials while they are still completing phase 1. These trials are sponsored by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease… Read More

May 1, 2020

“When one door closes another door opens but we so often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the ones which open for us” Alexander Graham Bell COVID-19 –… Read More