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Jun. 14, 2019

CANADA 90% of Canadians report falling for fake news, many citing Facebook as the source. The average net worth of Albertan households was $787,849 in 2018, behind BC and Ontario. The federal government is… Read More

Jun. 7, 2019

WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY – JUNE 5th A University of Victoria study found: Americans ingest an estimated 74,000 to 121,000 microplastic particles annually (≤5mm) based on only 15% of the average diet People who drink… Read More

May 31, 2019

INCREASING NUMBER OF WORKING CANADIANS ON LONG-TERM DISABILITY:  RBC Insurance, World Health Organization (WHO), SAGE Open Canadians… 68% have some experience with time off work due to disability. 50% have either workplace or personal disability… Read More

May 24, 2019

Debt in North America Approximately 38% of mortgages held by Canadian seniors (over 65) at the end of 2018 were more than 90 days delinquent. Canadian household debt hit a record 178.5% Q4 2018.… Read More

May 17, 2019

WELCOME We’re excited to be adding to the Angus Watt Advisory Group! Chris Schoonderwoerd, CFP®, Investment Advisor, has joined us, bringing over 20 years of experience! He and his associate, Kira March, are great… Read More

May 10, 2019

CANADIAN EMPLOYMENT Canada added 106,500 jobs in April vs 11,600 expected. Unemployment rate 5.7% April vs 5.8% March Alberta added 21,000 jobs; unemployment rate 6.7% vs 6.9% Edmonton added 400 jobs; unemployment rate 6.0%… Read More

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