CALGARY – The National Energy Board has cleared the way for
construction to resume on portions of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion
project by re-validating all the orders and decisions it enjoyed before its
permits were overturned last year.
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The Alberta government made a bold move last week. At the
Council of the Federation meeting in Saskatoon, Premier Jason Kenney announced
that Alberta would be unilaterally dropping half of its exceptions to the
Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), and committed to reviewing the remaining
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For the first time in three months, retail sales in Alberta
were down in May, due to lower sales at motor vehicle and parts dealers,
according to data released on Friday by Statistics Canada.
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The number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance
benefits continues to fall in Alberta.
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As Calgary and Edmonton try to establish a significant tech
industry in Alberta, a report released on Thursday by commercial real estate
firm CBRE indicates just how far behind Alberta is when it comes to tech
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The annual rate of inflation in Alberta was lower than the
Canadian average in June, according to data released on Wednesday by Statistics
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Alberta’s manufacturing industry and the province’s economy
has experienced another positive month.
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Encouraging data points are forcing economists to consider
upgrading their expectations for weak 2019 economic growth in Alberta as the
province continues to recover from the effects of extreme heavy oil price
weakness late last year.
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A high-speed train project between Edmonton and Calgary,
proposed in April 2018, is in the hands of the United Conservative government.
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Worse-than-anticipated economic conditions have prompted a
further downward revision to Alberta’s 2019 growth forecast, according to a
report released on Monday by Scotiabank Economics.
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