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Feb. 10, 2012

Why Canadian Crude Oil sells for less (Currently $21 below WTI) The combined challenges of unplanned refinery shutdowns and pipeline capacity and increased US oil production have reduced the demand for Canadian oil. Prime… Read More

Feb. 3, 2012

US Ambassador David Jacobson, Luncheon February 2, 2012 Together we have built prosperity and freedom with over $1 trillion of trade annually between Canada and the US. Keystone Pipeline: President Obama could not approve… Read More

Jan. 27, 2012

Harper’s Grand Plan “Western nations, in particular, face a choice of whether to create the conditions for growth and prosperity, or to risk long-term economic decline. In every decision, or failure to decide, we… Read More

Jan. 20, 2012

Netherlands 5th largest economy in Europe and the 2nd largest foreign investor in Canada. Europe accounts for 80% of exports and 70% of imports. Have maintained a current-account surplus since 1981. Primary exports are… Read More

Jan. 13, 2012

Canadian Energy Production – New Trends? Natural Gas closed December 30th at $2.99 down 36% YoY. Chevron Canada and Norway’s Statoil announced a 3D seismic program in the Beaufort Sea. Chevron Canada, Statoil and… Read More

Jan. 6, 2012

Euro Zone Populist backlash against European Union supporters is growing. Ousting of 7 incumbent governments is a direct result of crisis. European banks need to raise approximately $150 billion US by June 2012, especially… Read More

Dec. 23, 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 10 Seconds will return on January 6, 2012 Inflation Canada In November YoY consumers paid 4.8% more for food while eggs rose 12.3%, potatoes rose 20.3%. Store-bought food… Read More

Dec. 16, 2011

New West Partnership This week Premier Alison Redford joined Christy Clark, Premier of BC and Brad Wall, Premier of Saskatchewan in the New West Partnership. Redford stated “the 3 western provinces need to play… Read More

Dec. 9, 2011

Europe – 20th Anniversary of the Maastricht summit Euro-zone members abandon sovereignty over their respective budgets if they breach certain deficit or debt levels. New treaty could take 3 months to negotiate and may… Read More

Dec. 2, 2011

China Employees in Guangdong province, the major manufacturing area, are getting a 20% increase in minimum wage beginning January 1, 2012. Third increase in less than 1 year, bringing the minimum wage up 42%!… Read More