What Alberta can learn from Japan’s economic miracle

The Japanese Miracle offers a useful guide to the role of the Alberta government in the province's recovery

What Alberta can learn from Japan’s economic miracleThe strategic forces impacting Alberta today have crippled the economy but - more importantly - they have an ‘end of era’ feel to them. Yes, we’ve had ups and downs in oil prices before, and yes, Albertan’s have faced questions about our carbon-emitting economy, but there has never been as sustained an assault on our…

Alberta needs the will to rebuild its economy

To maintain its economy as the resource economy declines, Alberta must get serious about diversification

Alberta needs the will to rebuild its economyAlbertans have enjoyed one of the most vibrant economies in the western world for decades. To maintain that high standard as the resource economy declines, we must get serious about diversification. Albertans are blessed with two critically important values: a keen work ethic and an innovative spirit. We'll have to draw on both to achieve…

ATB Financial should be spearheading an Alberta rebound

In a time of collapsing credit, a homegrown Alberta institution can rejuvenate the economy

ATB Financial should be spearheading an Alberta reboundAlberta’s economy is not enjoying a lot of holiday cheer and – clearly – what awaits in 2016 scares a lot of people. But perhaps there’s a homegrown silver lining in those dark clouds on our horizon. “Control your own destiny or someone else will,” the old saying tells us. But what can Albertans do?…

Unleashing Alberta’s technology sector

Alberta's tech sector needs to escape the Starvation Zone to become successful commercial businesses

Unleashing Alberta’s technology sectorHere we go again. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is commissioning a panel to study methods to diversify Alberta’s economy. The public may be forgiven for shrugging their shoulders; after all, diversification has – theoretically – been a top priority since former Premier Peter Lougheed. The truth is, when it comes to diversification, we know what…