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Economic Performance and Trends

The Conference Board of Canada’s Economic Trends Division, headed by Glen Hodgson, Chief Economist is recognized worldwide for its expertise in economic forecasting, modelling and analysis. We have produced accurate economic forecasts for Canada and the provinces for more than 25 years. Our Canadian forecast was recognized as the most accurate between 1994–2003—the most recent period covered in the analysis, by the Canadian Public Policy Journal.

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Canadian Outlook Economic Forecast: Winter 2016

This quarterly economic forecast provides highlights of the Canadian Outlook report, which presents the short-term national outlook.

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Provincial Outlook Economic Forecast: Winter 2016

This quarterly economic forecast provides highlights of the Provincial Outlook report, which presents the short-term outlook for Canada’s provinces.

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Metropolitan Outlook 1: Winter 2016

This publication focuses on the metropolitan economies of Halifax, Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa-Gatineau, Toronto, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Victoria.

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Metropolitan Outlook 2: Winter 2016

This publication focuses on the metropolitan economies of St. John’s, Moncton, Saint John, Saguenay, Trois-Rivières, Sherbrooke, Kingston, Oshawa, St. Catharines–Niagara, Kitchener, London, Windsor, Greater Sudbury, Thunder Bay, and Abbotsford.

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Territorial Outlook: Winter 2016

The Territorial Outlook provides the economic and fiscal outlook for each of Canada’s three Northern territories, including output by industry, labour markets, and demographics.

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Ontario Fiscal Snapshot: Winter 2016

This “fiscal snapshot” looks at the state of Ontario’s economy and its government’s fiscal challenges, and provides a short- and medium-term outlook for the province.

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Index of Business Confidence: Spring 2016

This quarterly survey poses ten qualitative questions regarding the business climate and investment intentions to senior officers of approximately 1,500 Canadian business organizations.

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Index of Consumer Confidence: April 2016

The monthly Index of Consumer Confidence is constructed from responses to four attitudinal questions posed to a random sample of Canadian households.

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Travel Exclusive: Key Trends for the Travel Industry March–April 2016

This bi-monthly publication from the Canadian Tourism Research Institute features articles that outline key trends for the travel industry.


Economics Blog

Ontario’s Equalization Revenues: To “Have” or to “Have Not”

May 24, 2016

Une révolution d’origine urbaine : La ville canadienne en tant que chef de file des transformations à venir

May 13, 2016

This Revolution Will Be Urban: The Canadian City as the Lead Actor in the Coming Transformation

May 13, 2016


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