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Economics Blog

The B.C. Government’s LNG Balancing Act

October 23, 2014

Natural Gas Outlook Bleak for Producers in the Short Term

October 15, 2014

Provincial Finances Squeezed By Slower Growth, Rising Health Demand

October 01, 2014

Les finances des provinces mises à rude épreuve par le ralentissement de la croissance et la hausse de la demande de soins de santé

October 01, 2014

Wanted for Canada-EU Trade: Innovators

September 12, 2014

Europe’s Youth Face a Grim Future

September 08, 2014

Canadian Firms Will Get From CETA What They Put Into It

August 06, 2014

Recession Aftermath Still Haunts Many Americans

July 31, 2014


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News iconMerchants near NHL arenas pay penalty for lockout: Glen Hodgson, senior vice-president and chief economist with the Conference Board of Canada, said there will not be much of an impact for the entire economy in Canada because of the lockout. “Why? Because the money that would have been spent by consumers on NHL games, either directly via ticket purchases or indirectly through the purchase of related services, will largely be re-directed to other forms of consumption in the economy,” he said. Calgary Herald, December 5, 2012