Tag: Conference Board of Canada

Column: Time to hit reset on Canadian trade negotiations with Asia

Column: Time to hit reset on Canadian trade negotiations with Asia

By Glen Hodgson This article was originally published in The Globe and Mail on December 29, 2017. Canada’s trade dialogue with its Asia partners encountered a rough patch in November, when, at the last minute, a multicountry agreement was not advanced. Even as we work to clarify NAFTA with the United States and Mexico, we need to […]

By January 2, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Alberta economy red hot in 2017 with 6.7% growth, BC and Saskatchewan still strong

Alberta economy red hot in 2017 with 6.7% growth, BC and Saskatchewan still strong

2017 could see highest GDP in Alberta since 1988 Alberta’s economy is set to lead the country this year, with robust economic growth of 6.7 per cent. Next year, however, the province will take a back seat to British Columbia, who will emerge once again as the provincial growth leader, according to The Conference Board of […]

By November 23, 2017 1 Comments Read More →
Robyn Allan’s confusing – and incorrect – explanation for Trans Mountain Expansion job numbers

Robyn Allan’s confusing – and incorrect – explanation for Trans Mountain Expansion job numbers

Deliberately or not, Allan confuses direct (construction jobs) with indirect economic impacts (not construction jobs) of Trans Mountain Expansion Robyn Allan – darling of the Trans Mountain Expansion opponents – is arguing these days that “Trans Mountain’s 15,000 construction workforce jobs are a scam.” She’s a little bit right, but mostly wrong, which seems to […]

By September 4, 2017 2 Comments Read More →
TransCanada, unions sign ‘historic’ MOU for work on Energy East pipeline

TransCanada, unions sign ‘historic’ MOU for work on Energy East pipeline

Energy East will generate $10.3 billion in tax revenues for provincial and federal governments over 20 years OTTAWA, Ont. – TransCanada Corporation, along with representatives of the four major pipeline unions and the Pipe Line Contractors Association of Canada, have signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding for work on the Energy East Pipeline Project. The MOU […]