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Apr. 5, 2019

EMPLOYMENT IN NORTH AMERICA Canada Canada lost 7,200 jobs in March, mostly full-time positions. Unemployment rate is unchanged at 5.8% Alberta lost 1,800 jobs in March; unemployment rate 6.9% vs 7.3% Edmonton lost 1,400… Read More

Mar. 29, 2019

CANADA Canada’s January GDP rose 0.3% vs 0.1% expected, the first increase in 3 months and the broadest expansion since May 2018. Average Canadian family will pay about $400 more for groceries (total for… Read More

Mar. 22, 2019

CANADA 51% of Canadians say they are struggling to meet daily expenses and 67% list ‘financial security in old age’ as a top 3 long-term risk according to an OECD survey. Canada expects 2020… Read More

Mar. 15, 2019

OIL AND GAS UPDATE Province of Alberta has named Ed Whittingham to the Board of the Directors of the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) for a term of 5 years on a part time basis.… Read More

Mar. 8, 2019

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – MARCH 8, 2019 International Women’s Day: Balance for Better Gender Diversity hosted by Stantec We need to articulate competent vs non-competent not male vs female Create more flexible schedules and… Read More

Mar. 1, 2019

CANADA Canadian Q4 GDP grew at 0.4% annualized vs 1% expected. Consumption stalled, government spending, business investment and residential investment all negatively impacted growth. Canadian January CPI up 0.1% M/M (1/4% Y/Y) in line… Read More

Feb. 22, 2019

ALBERTA Alberta signed $3.7 billion of contracts with CP and CN to lease 4,400 rail cars to ship 120,000 boe/d of crude with the first shipments expected in July 2019. Sales of the Crude… Read More

Feb. 15, 2019

ENERGY First Nations say that the Province of Alberta “has no jurisdiction over their lands and resources and the decision regarding oil curtailment does not apply to their oil and gas operations”. IEA is… Read More

Feb. 8, 2019

CANADA Alberta lost 16,000 jobs in January (lost 14,600 full time and 900 part time), second consecutive decline. Unemployment rate 6.8% vs 6.4% M/M Edmonton unemployment rate 6.4% vs 6.3% M/M Calgary unemployment rate… Read More

Feb. 1, 2019

PRESENTATION TO STRATHCONA COUNTY COUNCIL, JANUARY 30, 2019  – BY ANGUS WATT ADVISORY GROUP $40 billion of capital has already been invested in the Alberta Industrial Heartland (AIH) and potentially, an additional $30 billion… Read More