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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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Latest Research

Canadian Outlook Economic Forecast: Autumn 2014

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

Provincial Outlook Economic Forecast: Summer 2014

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

Metropolitan Outlook 1: Autumn 2014

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

Long-Term Outlook 2014: Forecast Trends by Industry

This annual forecast examines economic trends and GDP data over the next 20 years for Canada’s key industries, including agriculture, fishing, forestry, mining, construction, and the services sector.

Ontario Fiscal Snapshot: Fall 2014

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.

Index of Business Confidence: Autumn 2014

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

Economics Blog

Income Splitting: Who Wins, Who Loses?

November 05, 2014

Saudi Arabia's Big Gamble

October 30, 2014

Un contexte favorable au décollage de nouvelles compagnies aériennes

October 29, 2014

The B.C. Government’s LNG Balancing Act

October 23, 2014

Natural Gas Outlook Bleak for Producers in the Short Term

October 15, 2014

Provincial Finances Squeezed By Slower Growth, Rising Health Demand

October 01, 2014


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Economists in the News

News iconMerchants near NHL arenas pay penalty for lockout: Glen Hodgson, senior vice-president and chief economist with the Conference Board of Canada, said there will not be much of an impact for the entire economy in Canada because of the lockout. “Why? Because the money that would have been spent by consumers on NHL games, either directly via ticket purchases or indirectly through the purchase of related services, will largely be re-directed to other forms of consumption in the economy,” he said. Calgary Herald, December 5, 2012