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Nov. 8, 2019

PRAIRIE ECONOMIES In 2018 Alberta exported $118 billion (up 16% Y/Y and down 3% from 2014 peak)) worth of goods to other countries. US 87%; China 4%; Japan 2% To August 31, 2019 exports… Read More

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