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Nov. 2, 2018

CHARTERED FINANCIAL ANALYST BREAKFAST, CALGARY, NOVEMBER 1, 2018 The distance between WTI and Western Canadian Select (WCS) is as wide as the distance between Alberta and Ottawa. Dan Tsubouchi, Chief Market Strategist, Stream Asset… Read More

Oct. 26, 2018

ONE-ON-ONE WITH RAFI TAHMAZIAN OF CANOE FINANCIAL From a global perspective, investors are treating Canadian energy companies as if ‘they are in jail’. The carbon tax focuses on the supply / industry side and… Read More

Oct. 19, 2018

NATIONAL BANK FINANCIAL – 2018 ECONOMIC LUNCHEON, OCTOBER 17TH Stéfane Marion – Chief Economist and Strategist Canada has dropped to 12th place vs 10th place Y/Y in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index.… Read More

Oct. 12, 2018

WESTERN CANADIAN SELECT (WCS) ‘DISCOUNT’ – TRAVIS WOOD AND DAN PAYNE, NATIONAL BANK FINANCIAL Western Canadian Select discount is nearly $50 US per bbl vs an historical average of $15. With WTI at $71,… Read More

Oct. 5, 2018

Jobs report Canada Canada gained 63,000 jobs in September, unemployment rate 5.9% versus 6.0% M/M. Increase driven by part time jobs, gain of 80,000, full time jobs declined by 17,000. In Alberta, unemployment rate… Read More

Sept. 28, 2018

Global Business Forum, Banff (September 27-28, 2018) Ambassador David McNaughton, Canadian Ambassador to the United States: The purpose of NAFTA was to make our 3 countries more competitive globally. Trade has increased 9 fold… Read More

Sept. 21, 2018

Impact of the US mid-term elections on November 6, 2018 Currently the Republican party has a majority in both the US Senate and House of Representatives. There are 435 seats in the House of… Read More

Sept. 14, 2018

Employment in Alberta (Source: The Owl) 17% of all workers in Alberta are self-employed vs 9% in 2017. Is this indicative of a challenging job market or is this Alberta’s entrepreneurial spirit? Alberta’s youth… Read More

Sept. 7, 2018

“Canada closed for business with Bill C69” – Alberta Senator Doug Black Federal Government is rewriting the rules for approving national resource projects (bill C-69) creating the ‘Impact Assessment Agency of Canada’. Ontario and… Read More

Aug. 31, 2018

NAFTA Canada-US NAFTA negotiations have broken off without agreement, talks will resume Wednesday, September 5th. Example of pricing differences for items that fall under the Canadian supply management umbrella compared to US prices. Prices… Read More