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May 3, 2019

CANADIAN AGRICULTURE China is the number one customer for Canadian exports of canola (30%), soybeans (60%), peas (67%). An expanding list of Canadian farm exports are being hit by obstacles at Chinese ports including… Read More

Apr. 26, 2019

IMPACT OF REGULATORY BURDEN ON CANADA Canada’s makers of food and consumer products are warning of more job losses and plant shutdowns as the cost of doing business here increases and the new NAFTA… Read More

Apr. 18, 2019

CANOPY GROWTH BUYING US FIRM ACREAGE HOLDINGS INC. Canopy Growth is the first Canadian cannabis company to take over a US cannabis company. Canopy has entered into an agreement which gives it the ‘right’… Read More

Apr. 12, 2019

CANADIAN ENERGY SECTOR Petro LMI (labour statistics information division of Energy Safety Canada); Direct employment in Canada’s oil and gas sector is expected to fall by more than 12,000 jobs in 2019 In 2014… Read More

Apr. 5, 2019

EMPLOYMENT IN NORTH AMERICA Canada Canada lost 7,200 jobs in March, mostly full-time positions. Unemployment rate is unchanged at 5.8% Alberta lost 1,800 jobs in March; unemployment rate 6.9% vs 7.3% Edmonton lost 1,400… Read More

Mar. 29, 2019

CANADA Canada’s January GDP rose 0.3% vs 0.1% expected, the first increase in 3 months and the broadest expansion since May 2018. Average Canadian family will pay about $400 more for groceries (total for… Read More

Mar. 22, 2019

CANADA 51% of Canadians say they are struggling to meet daily expenses and 67% list ‘financial security in old age’ as a top 3 long-term risk according to an OECD survey. Canada expects 2020… Read More

Mar. 15, 2019

OIL AND GAS UPDATE Province of Alberta has named Ed Whittingham to the Board of the Directors of the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) for a term of 5 years on a part time basis.… Read More

Mar. 8, 2019

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – MARCH 8, 2019 International Women’s Day: Balance for Better Gender Diversity hosted by Stantec We need to articulate competent vs non-competent not male vs female Create more flexible schedules and… Read More

Mar. 1, 2019

CANADA Canadian Q4 GDP grew at 0.4% annualized vs 1% expected. Consumption stalled, government spending, business investment and residential investment all negatively impacted growth. Canadian January CPI up 0.1% M/M (1/4% Y/Y) in line… Read More