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Nov. 1, 2019

CANADA More than 1 million Canadians (5.7% of the workforce) are working more than one job, the highest since 1978. Almost 66% have full-time main positions in addition to their part-time positions 6.3% (146,900)… Read More

Oct. 25, 2019

ALBERTA BUDGET 2019 – HIGHLIGHTS 2019-2020 budget deficit is estimated at $8.5 billion and expected to shrink to $5.9 billion 2020-2021; $2.6 billion 2021-2022; and have a $0.6 billion surplus in 2022-2023 as a… Read More

Oct. 18, 2019

CANADA September CPI was down 0.4% M/M (1.9% Y/Y), slightly below expectations. Above the national average: Quebec (2.2%), Manitoba 2.2%, BC (2.4%) Below the national average: Alberta (1.3%) with Edmonton 1.4% and Calgary 1.1%… Read More

Oct. 11, 2019

CANADIAN POPULATION AND EMPLOYMENT GAINS In 2015 Canada’s population was 36,026,676 vs today 37,503,170; equivalent to 0.49% of global population, now ranked 39 in the world. (Alberta population 2015 was 4,144,491 vs 4,371,316 July… Read More

Oct. 4, 2019

GEDDES LECTURE//ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: USING AI IN YOUR BUSINESS Sponsored by the University of Alberta School of Business Cory Janssen, CEO of AltaML Inc.; Anna Koop, Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute; Patrick Pilarski, Science, Medicine &… Read More

Sept. 27, 2019

RAIL SAFETY WEEK– FOUR SAFETY TIPS Any time is train time: Trains can run at any time, on any track and come from any direction. Speed Misperception: Because of their size, trains appear to… Read More

Sept. 20, 2019

CANADA August Canadian CPI was down 0.1% M/M (up 1.9% Y/Y) in line with expectations. Alberta August CPI down 0.1% M/M (up 1.3% Y/Y) Edmonton up 1.3% Y/Y; Calgary up 0.9% Y/Y July retail… Read More

Sept. 13, 2019

CANADA The Federal Election has been set for October 21st. The top 5 priorities for a competitive future as identified by the Edmonton and Calgary Chambers of Commerce are: Develop environment and climate policies… Read More

Aug. 30, 2019

S&P/TSX Composite Index Drivers behind the S&P/TSX Composite Index year to date return of 15.1%: Financials and Energy sectors make up almost 50% of the Index. This used to be closer to 70% before… Read More

Aug. 23, 2019

Alberta Oil The Alberta Government has decided to extend oil curtailments to December 2020 while increasing the exemption to apply for companies producing less than 20,000 barrels per day vs a 10,000 previously. This… Read More