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Economic Summary + Canada’s unemployment rated declined to 7.4% vs 7.6% MoM, 22,300 net new jobs were added. Alberta’s unemployment rate was 5.4% vs 5.9% MoM and over the past 12 months Alberta had… Read More


Canada’s Postal Strike + Union asking for wage increases of 3.3% 1st year and 2.75% each of the next 3 years. Canada Post is offering 1.9% annually. + Canada Post wants new employee starting… Read More


Middle East Peace Talks as Interpreted by Larry Jeddeloh, TIS Group + Reaction to Netanyahu’s speech to the US Congress this week is a message to the White House that Israel has the support… Read More


National Bank of Canada was recognized as the number 1 bank in North America, and 3rd in the world, based on financial strength according to Bloomberg. China’s Electricity Shortage + Coal prices are soaring,… Read More


image courtesy of ctv.ca 10 Second Headlines – Special Report – Slave Lake, AB Alberta’s Largest Crisis: Summary of Deputy Minister of Executive Council, Brian Manning’s speech at the Canadian Manufacturing and Exports dinner.… Read More


Canada’s Trade Surplus nearly doubles + March trade surplus rose 76% to $627 million vs February. + Exports rose 3.5% while imports were up 2.8%. + Exports of energy products rose 5% and forestry… Read More


Jobs, Jobs, Jobs – Canada 58,000 jobs added in April (forecast was 20,000). Employment/population ratio is at 61.9%, a 27-month high. Full time jobs were up 108,000 over 2-months, best showing since Oct 2009.… Read More


A Synopsis of ‘End Game’ by John Mauldin and Jonathan Tepper + Bigger government = lower growth + Greece has a fundamentally unstable system and needs to restructure debt. + There are 3 large… Read More


One on One with Larry Jeddeloh, Managing Director and CIO, TIS Group + Irish banks will restructure their debt 40 – 50% by May or June. + Federal Reserve will be in a ‘permanent’… Read More


Global Interest Rates + European Central Bank increased interest rates by 25 bps to 1.25%; the first increase since 2008. This is the 1st time in 40 years that the European rate has risen… Read More