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Post date: March 26, 2015
Posted by: Kaitlyn Mason
Prior to the provincial budget release, your Calgary Chamber declared the Alberta Advantage of the past broken and that it’s time to work together to redefine a new Alberta Advantage. When...
Post date: March 17, 2015
Posted by: Kaitlyn Mason
This week our policy analysts, Lauren Babuik and Iqbal Ahmed, look at how Alberta's Heritage Savings Fund compares to the fiscal discipline demonstrated by the growth of Norway's Goverment...
Post date: March 3, 2015
Posted by: Kaitlyn Mason
This week our Director of Policy, Research and Government Relations, Justin Smith, looks at a recent Supreme Court of Canada decision that revereses a long-standing precedent regarding the...
Post date: March 2, 2015
Posted by: Adam Legge
It’s budget time in Alberta, and we have a big problem; our fiscal model just isn’t working.  In fact, it’s time we admit that the old Alberta Advantage is broken.  But it...
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...