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Shaping the Canadian Low-Carbon Economy puts forth four cornerstones for the ongoing low-carbon transformation of the Canadian economy: energy consumption, energy efficiency, energy production, and engaging firms in the low-carbon business opportunity. Read the complimentary report here: http://ow.ly/hy0Y30aifrH

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Which Canadian sectors will lead economic growth in 2017? It is tempting to identify advanced technologies or high-end services as leaders, but some traditional sectors are among the strongest economic sectors. In general, the agri-food sector is positioned to be a solid Canadian economic performer in the years ahead. Continue reading the latest op-ed by Glen Hodgson, Senior Fellow, The Conference Board of Canada: http://ow.ly/xW9m30ae15Y

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In its Budget 2017, the federal government introduces few new measures, and most of the funds for these measures were found within the framework outlined in previous budgets. Net spending is set to increase by a total of just $8.2 billion over the next five years. New revenue measures are expected to generate a total of $4.7 billion over the next five years, with the net result that this budget adds $3.5 billion to deficits over that period. Continue reading analysis from our economists on Budget 2017: http://ow.ly/XXo330abrYV

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Carlos Murillo, Economist, The Conference Board of Canada joins Bloomberg TV Canada’s Lily Jamali to discuss the latest industrial outlook for Canadian natural gas producers amid the U.S. shale boom: http://ow.ly/3EkY30a7upd

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Canada’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions brings with it a commitment to improve the way we produce, transport, and consume energy. It influences all sectors of the economy, government actions, and household decisions, according to a new report from The Conference Board of Canada.
Shaping the Canadian Low-Carbon Economy outlines what this transition might look like and the policies and practices that will guide it along the way: http://ow.ly/yGMb30a59gK

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“North America’s regional natural gas market has changed greatly over the last decade. Rising U.S. shale production has increasingly squeezed Canadian natural gas out of some U.S. markets,” said Carlos A. Murillo, Economist, The Conference Board of Canada. “And not only is the U.S. market moving toward self-sufficiency, but the U.S. gas industry is also beating Canadian competitors in the race to enter global liquefied natural gas (LNG) markets.” Read the latest industry outlook: http://ow.ly/g1p030a4ILp

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When the federal government presents its budget on Wednesday, March 22, it will be attempting to balance the revenue that it collects with public spending. However, not all the taxes owed end up being paid. When individuals and companies do not pay their fair share of taxes, it increases the burden of funding public services on compliant taxpayers. Read our report on Canadian tax avoidance: http://ow.ly/Ed4U30a0hmz

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In the March Insights newsletter, you'll read about current HR trends in Canadian organizations, the economic outlook for the provinces, Canada's best prospects for trade with China and much more: http://ow.ly/Fklu309VVlR

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The regulated nursing workforce in Canada will have an increasingly difficult time supporting the continuing care needs of seniors. According to a new Conference Board of Canada report, demand for nursing services is expected to increase at a much stronger pace than the supply of nurses as Canada’s population ages. More information: http://ow.ly/Yzpy309Tlyt

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Although Canada’s oil producers are expected to benefit from both higher prices and rising production, profitability will remain elusive for the industry—with losses expected for the third year in a row. Pre-tax losses in Canada’s oil extraction industry are projected to reach just over $1.1 billion this year, according to The Conference Board of Canada’s latest outlook for the industry: http://ow.ly/djRB309QV98
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