Wexit threatening Alberta’s economic recovery

The worst thing Alberta can do is let the Wexit debate linger. A never-ending debate will only trigger a permanent loss of economic power and status

Wexit threatening Alberta’s economic recoveryWhen the topic of political separation comes up, there’s one thing most of us can agree on: it’s bad for business. Recent grumblings in Alberta about breaking free of Ottawa’s shackles – which are, less face it, profoundly annoying and bad for business in their own way – brought back memories of that other separatist…

Upstart entrepreneur shows Albertans how to face our dragons

John Evans shows that hardworking and risk-taking Albertans can innovate their way out of our economic doldrums

Upstart entrepreneur shows Albertans how to face our dragonsIf bad news is junk food for the despairing soul, then Albertans are overstuffed. But a steady diet of bitter doom and gloom can give us a terminal case of economic indigestion. Once in a while, we need a serving of something sweeter. Lost in the noise are dozens of happier stories about ingenious young…

‘Firewall’ tactics won’t do much to boost Alberta

As cathartic as it may be, it’s unclear that anything Kenney has prescribed will do much to improve the business climate in this province

‘Firewall’ tactics won’t do much to boost AlbertaManaging our own affairs is good for business. That, at least, is what Alberta’s premier would like us to believe, following a policy speech delivered to a conservative crowd in Red Deer on Saturday. But is it? It depends on how you turn the coin. Premier Jason Kenney said he was up all night writing…

With a little help, clean tech will revive Alberta’s economy

Let’s hope our government has the vision to ensure we make the most of this golden opportunity

With a little help, clean tech will revive Alberta’s economyAll the hand-wringing and anger over the way the Rest Of Canada treats Alberta and its oil and gas sector obscures the fact that some very, very interesting things are developing in clean technology. It seems that cynical Canadians both to the east and west of this province are too ready to dismiss claims that…

How a federal minority could work for Alberta

Albertans are looking for a government that can move beyond ideology to a clear-eyed vision for the future

How a federal minority could work for AlbertaOf all the Canadians sitting on the edge of their chairs Monday night watching the federal election results, it’s hard to imagine any who would be more anxious than the people of Alberta. The ability of this province to pull itself out of an agonizing economic malaise hinges very much on the makeup of the…

Fuel-cell vehicles poised to take drivers beyond batteries

Combining the best of both internal combustion engine (ICE) and battery electric (BEV) technology

Fuel-cell vehicles poised to take drivers beyond batteriesJust when you think you’ve settled on the perfect mate for your daily commute, a new love interest shows up. Canadians have slowly started to accept that electric vehicles (EV) will replace good old fashioned gasoline-powered cars as their daily driver. But industry leaders say EVs could eventually be eclipsed by a more convenient technology:…

New MRU lab helps students analyze supply chain data

New MRU lab helps students analyze supply chain dataStudents at Calgary’s Mount Royal University are now able to seek out and analyze live and historical business data, thanks to the creation of a $500,000 analytics lab. MRU announced today its new CN Supply Chain Analytics Lab provides students a space to work on a special data platform with access to the inner-workings of…

High-profile economists join Alberta institutions

The appointment of two leading economists to Alberta institutions will add firepower to the public’s understanding of trends in this province and beyond

High-profile economists join Alberta institutionsThe appointment of two leading economists to Alberta institutions will add firepower to the public’s understanding of trends in this province and beyond. Charles St-Arnaud has been named chief economist for Alberta Central, the central banking facility and trade association for Alberta’s credit unions. Alberta Central says St-Arnaud “brings a solid track record and wealth…

$16B Telus spend shows confidence in Alberta: Premier

Telus: investment will support the creation of 20,000 additional jobs across the province over the next five years

$16B Telus spend shows confidence in Alberta: PremierPolitical leaders are welcoming the announcement by Telus that it plans to invest $16 billion in Alberta over the next five years. The project will create 5,000 jobs, the company stated, to connect homes, businesses and schools to its high-speed, fibre-optic cable network. The communications company stated the network will give Albertans better access to…
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