During this webinar, Marie Christine and Alan provide you with the Conference Board’s latest economic outlooks:
- International and national outlooks— An upturn in oil prices will stabilize the Canadian dollar and interest rates continue to rise
- Newfoundland and Labrador outlook—Despite the current growth outlook, the domestic economy is weak, investment is in decline and the government’s fiscal position remains challenging
- St. John’s outlook—The up-to-date forecast of the St. John’s CMA will focus on the construction sector and consumer demand.
Alan Arcand oversees the Centre’s forecasts of 28 Canadian census metropolitan areas. As well, he conducts customized studies measuring the fiscal capacity of cities, economic impact analyses, and the development of customized macroeconomic models.
Alan obtained his M.A. in economics from Queen’s University and his B.A. in international relations from the University of Windsor. He has been with the Conference Board since 2000.
About Marie Christine
Marie-Christine Bernard is Director, Provincial Forecast at The Conference Board of Canada. Marie-Christine is responsible for the medium and long-term Provincial Outlook forecast and publication. She also works on financed research projects and prepares alternative scenarios to the provincial forecast.
Prior to joining the Board in 1996, Marie-Christine was part of an energy and natural resources group (GREEN) at l’Université Laval. She also did research for Gaz Métropolitain, a natural gas distributor in Montreal, on natural gas pricing for non-residential buildings in the province of Quebec.