Provincial Forecasts

Nova Scotia Focuses on Maintaining Surplus

Budget 2019 was focused on maintaining a balance position over the forecast period. With that in mind…

Daniel Fields, March 28, 2019

Saskatchewan Budget: Return to Balance

Saskatchewan drastically increased taxes and announced a stringent spending plan with the goal of returning to balance.

Daniel Lam, March 22, 2019

New Brunswick has balanced its books much earlier than expected. However, as outlined in its budget, maintaining that surplus is contingent on a stringent spending plan

Manitoba Outlook Economic Forecast

The Canadian economy has slowed more than expected. Real GDP growth will slip to just 1.4 per cent in 2019 but is expected to….

CBoC, June 7, 2019

Saskatchewan Outlook Economic Forecast

Benefiting from strong net international migration, the tides are turning in Atlantic Canada. The region will buck the national….

CBoC, June 7, 2019

Alberta Outlook Economic Forecast

Many Canadians were caught by surprise at how quickly the economy lost speed in the final months of 2018 as persistent…

CBoC, June 7, 2019

Provincial Outlook Economic Forecast

Canada’s economic growth is expected to moderate to 1.9 per cent this year but then improve slightly to 2.1 per cent in 2020.

CBoC, March 13, 2019

Manitoba Budget on Track but Lacks Details

After nearly a decade in the red, Manitoba looks to be on a path to balance. However, it is hard to say how the province plans to achieve this without the spending details.

Daniel Fields, March 8, 2019

Analysis of Ontario Budget 2019

Overall, Ontario’s budget is about spending control. The spending targets will be difficult to achieve, but if successful the new government will eliminate its deficit in five years with no tax increases.

Matthew Stewart, April 11, 2019

Setting the Stage: Pre-election Budget

While the federal government successfully increased taxes to fill the hole left by the 2015 oil price crash, the hardest work is still ahead.

Daniel Fields, April 16, 2019

British Columbia Outlook Economic Forecast

The Canadian economy is expected to pick up gradually. Job gains and wage growth were strong at the beginning of the year, and we…

CBoC, June 7, 2019