Alberta created the most jobs in March, but there’s more to the story

There’s nothing like getting ready for an interview to provide an opportunity to delve into statistics. The employment statistics released on Friday by Statistics Canada may sound good at first, but they raise more questions than they answer. The numbers show that 20,400 new jobs were created in Alberta in March. (Remember that no one

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Market diversification is Canada’s best defence in softwood dispute

This week’s federal budget promised Ottawa is working “towards a new softwood lumber trade agreement that will be fair and helpful to consumers and businesses on both sides of the border (pdf).” However, the budget contains few measures directed at the industry in the likely event that a new agreement is not reached before the U.S.

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WATCH: Conflict or Cooperation? Inter-American Relations in the Age of Trump

Via Latin American Research Centre: Conflict or Cooperation? Inter-American Relations in the Age of Trump Roundtable event on March 3, 2017 at the University of Calgary Downtown Campus. Carlo Dade, Director of the Trade & Investment Centre at the Canada West Foundation, answers the question “What is the future of inter-American policy in the age

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PODCAST | A new path for a new Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

For the Canada West Foundation’s inaugural podcast, communications manager Jamie Gradon talks to Carlo Dade, Trade & Investment Centre director, about the future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) without the U.S.    

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Alberta Budget 2017: Tough times mean saying ‘How’ not ‘No’ to innovation

In tough times, private sector enterprises are forced to cut expenses, find efficiencies, streamline operations, innovate to develop new, more cost-effective ways of doing things. Every government should have the discipline to do the same. And frankly, that should be a constant effort. There is much to worry about if the royalty revenue forecasts in

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Premier Wall’s trip to Iowa a smart move for Saskatchewan

Canada’s close geographic proximity and long-standing preferential trading relationship with the U.S. can no longer be taken for granted. With the new U.S. administration’s “America First” trade agenda and its intention to renegotiate the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), it is more crucial now than ever for both Ottawa and the provinces to advance

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