The Canadian Economy in 2016: Insights From the Chief Economist

The Conference Board of Canada, May 10, 2016
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The economic picture continues to darken for Canada. Low prices for oil and other commodities mean that growth is slipping into a “new normal” of 2 per cent growth at best. The low dollar is helping exporters, but it also means that imported goods and services are more expensive. Governments, both federal and provincial, are staring at several years of fiscal deficits.

At a time of uncertainty, join the Conference Board’s Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist, Glen Hodgson, for his expert interpretation of the latest economic numbers for Canada, its provinces, the United States, and the world.

Webinar Highlights

You won’t want to miss this engaging 60-minute session in which Glen describes the major economic forces that will affect your organization in 2016–17. These include:

  • The outlook for oil prices—do we need to get used to oil at $30 a barrel?
  • The global and U.S. outlook—can the U.S. shoulder the burden of maintaining global growth?
  • The new normal for Canadian growth—what low commodity prices are doing to growth?
  • The regional implications of Canada’s economic performance—Who is performing above the national average, and who is struggling?
  • The fiscal outlook—how serious are the deficits being incurred at the federal and provincial levels?

About Glen

Photo of Glen HodgsonGlen Hodgson brings 34 years of experience and a specialization in international economic and financial issues to the position of Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist of The Conference Board of Canada. Glen is responsible for overseeing the Board’s macro-economic outlook products, tourism, custom economic research, and is the Board’s chief spokesperson on economic issues. Before joining the Conference Board, Glen spent 10 years at Export Development Canada and 10 years with the federal Department of Finance.

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