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Keystone XL—A Trump Card or One Project Too Many?

January 27, 2017

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Economist
Industrial Economic Trends
Michael Burt
Director
Canadian Industrial Outlook

In one of his first acts as U.S. president, Donald Trump signed an order reviving TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline project. This decision brings the number of major export pipeline projects under consideration to four, given ...

Assessing the Risks of a Trump Administration

January 20, 2017

Craig Alexander
Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist
The Conference Board of Canada

The election of Donald Trump has yet to change the trajectory of Canada’s economic outlook. However, it has greatly increased the risks to the four-year forecast.

The U.S. economy is faring relatively well at the moment, ...

Obstacles Aplenty in Trump’s Path to 4 Per Cent Economic Growth

January 12, 2017

Kip Beckman
Principal Economist
World Outlook

Economic growth in the U.S. has averaged around 2 per cent per year since the end of the 2008–09 recession—one of the slowest recoveries from a severe economic downturn ever. Donald Trump contends that this rate of growth is simply not good ...

What Will Cost Canadians More and Less in 2017

January 09, 2017

Craig Alexander Craig Alexander
Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist

The rate of inflation is projected to almost double this year, from a mere 1.0 per cent to close to 2 per cent next year—just shy of the Bank of Canada’s inflation target. However, the increase will still cost an average Canadian ...


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