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Post date: February 24, 2015
Posted by: Aaron Kroontje
This week, policy analyst Iqbal Ahmed looks at how Alberta’s first case of Mad Cow disease in nearly 4 years proves the system is working to protect our economic interests. On February 6th...
Post date: February 10, 2015
Posted by: Aaron Kroontje
Falling oil prices continue to be bad news for Alberta, with layoffs, spending cutbacks and an emerging government budget deficit. Some economists are predicting an economic slowdown to 3 percent...
Post date: February 3, 2015
Posted by: Aaron Kroontje
This week policy analyst Iqbal Ahmed looks at the business and market ramifications of the Bank of Canada's recent surprise move to cut overnight lending rates. In January, Bank of Canada...
Post date: February 1, 2015
Posted by: Aaron Kroontje
This is a guest blog by Calgary Chamber member ATB Business. In Alberta, when the price of oil begins to drop, it creates anxiety and uncertainty within the oil and gas industry, as well as...
Post date: January 28, 2015
Posted by: Aaron Kroontje
It wouldn’t be out of line for even the most casual observers to recognize that 2015 is shaping up to be the year when major global economies are expected to reach some form of consensus on a...
Post date: January 12, 2015
Posted by: Aaron Kroontje
As a commodity, when the price of oil goes down not everyone grumbles. Lauren Babuik, a policy analyst with the Calgary Chamber looks at some of the winners and losers as the world adjust to a $50...
Post date: December 23, 2014
Posted by: Aaron Kroontje
Talk about the price of oil and its implications is a constant in Calgary so this week Policy Analyst Iqbal Ahmed looks at the potential implications of the recent price downturn as it relates to...
Post date: December 16, 2014
Posted by: Aaron Kroontje
This is a guest post from Calgary Chamber board member, and partner at McLeod Law LLP, G. Brent Cooper, and Vik Mall, associate at McLeod Law LLP. For many employers and employees, the holiday...
Post date: December 16, 2014
Posted by: Aaron Kroontje
This is a broad overview of our recently launched Great Cities: Profiles in municipal excellence report by junior policy analyst Lauren Babuik. You can view the full report online or download it...
Post date: December 2, 2014
Posted by: Aaron Kroontje
Justin Smith, Director of Policy for the Calgary Chamber, looks at recent announcements from these two provinces that signal they will not be easy to please as it relates to the proposed Energy East...