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Bank of Canada Remains in ‘Wait-and-See’ Mode

May 24, 2017

The Conference Board of Canada’s Chief Economist Craig Alexander offers the following perspectives/insights:

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“The subdued pace of inflation and uncertainties stemming from global and ...

Canada's Labour Market Took a Pause in April

May 05, 2017

The Conference Board of Canada’s Matthew Stewart offers the following perspectives/insights:

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“While the labour market took a pause, the economy has still generated an ...

Challenges and Implications Facing Canada as New Census Data Shows Seniors Now Outnumber Children

May 03, 2017

New Statistics Canada data shows that for the first time ever, seniors now outnumber children in Canada. The Conference Board of Canada has been sounding ...

Trump Calls For Large Scale Tax Cuts, But Can America Afford It?

April 26, 2017

The Conference Board of Canada’s Chief Economist Craig Alexander offers the following perspectives:

President Trump proposed large scale tax cuts for businesses and individuals today. ...

Ontario Announces Policy Actions to Cool Real Estate Price Growth and Improve Affordability

April 20, 2017

The Conference Board of Canada’s Chief Economist Craig Alexander offers the following perspectives/insights:

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“Given the frothy real estate price growth across the Greater Golden ...

Canadian Employment Growth Builds on Its Prior Strength

April 07, 2017

The Conference Board of Canada’s Chief Economist Craig Alexander offers the following perspectives/insights:

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“Strong job creation and economic expansion in the first quarter of ...

Canada’s Trade Surplus Widens in January, But the Devil is in the Details When Assessing Implications for Growth

March 07, 2017

“Canada’s trade surplus widened in January, but the more interesting story is what happened to export and import volumes. A rise in the volume of ...

Canadian Economy Delivers Solid Growth in Final Quarter of 2016

March 02, 2017

The Conference Board of Canada’s Chief Economist Craig Alexander offers the following perspectives/insights:

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“The Canadian economy delivered solid, and above expected, growth in the ...

Bank of Canada Remains on Hold, Unworried by Rise in Inflation

March 01, 2017

The Conference Board of Canada’s Chief Economist Craig Alexander offers the following perspectives/insights:

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“The Bank of Canada held the line on rate and stressed ...

Canadian Retail Cash Registers Fell Silent in December

February 22, 2017

The Conference Board of Canada’s Chief Economist Craig Alexander offers the following perspectives on Statistics Canada's Retail Trade announcement.

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“Canadians kept their wallets closed ...


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Craig Alexander brings over 19 years of experience in the private sector as an economic and financial forecaster to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Economist. He oversees the Board’s macro-economic outlook products, custom economic and tourism research.

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