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Dec 30

Business Barometer®: Optimism remains sluggish; small businesses plan to increase wages in early 2018

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Toronto/Calgary, December 28, 2017 – As we head into the new year, small business confidence remains muted across much of the country, according to the latest Business Barometer® survey, released today by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). The monthly index measuring small business optimism edged up in December to 59.7 (out of 100), well […]

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Dec 01

Alberta’s Economy is Looking Up

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With Alberta’s economic recovery surpassing expectations, government is asking Albertans for their priorities to further control costs and get to a balanced budget. The Alberta government now forecasts the economy will grow by 4.0 per cent in 2017, up from the 2.6 per cent forecast at budget and 3.1 per cent at first quarter. According […]

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Aug 19

Get E-Smart About Student Finances

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Some students get a crash course in timely and effective money management when they start post-secondary school and have real-world expenses like rent, utilities, and groceries for the first time. According to a recent student finances poll, more than three quarters of students wished they knew more about managing money when they started school, and […]

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Aug 18

Supreme Court Employee Dismissal Decision Bad for Workers

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Given concerns over youth unemployment, the Supreme Court decision is particularly troubling By Charles Lammam and Hugh MacIntyre, The Fraser Institute VANCOUVER, B.C. / Troy Media/ – A recent Supreme Court of Canada decision on a labour regulation quietly flew under the radar. The 6-3 decision confirmed that, under Canada’s Labour Code, employers operating in federally regulated […]

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Aug 17

A Sparkling Opportunity

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By Karen Simmons Canada is the world’s 3rd largest diamond producer and the Diamond Bourse, the hub for the diamond industry with headquarters in 30 major countries around the world, Canada’s office is in Toronto, Ontario and is the only all inclusive bourse in the world.  The BIG IDEA is to put Alberta on the map […]

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Aug 17

3 Extra-Curricular Fundraising Tips for Parents

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September means back to school for families across Canada, and new and exciting extra-curricular activities for kids. Unfortunately, the fundraising landscape for schools is tough and securing the cash to keep programs going is not always straightforward. But there are ways you can help. “Parents are a fantastic resource when it comes to supporting fundraising […]

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Aug 17

Canadian Housing Starts Trend Increases in July

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OTTAWA — The trend measure of housing starts in Canada was 201,936 units in July compared to 197,847 in June, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). The trend is a six-month moving average of the monthly seasonally adjusted annual rates (SAAR) of housing starts. “July’s housing starts continued to pick up pace, as […]

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Aug 17

Health Care Costs Typical Canadian Family More Than $11,000 Per Year

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VANCOUVER – An average Canadian family of four (two parents with two children) will pay $11,494 for public health-care insurance in 2016, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. “Contrary to what many believe, health care in Canada isn’t free. While Canadians may not pay directly for medical services, […]

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