Provincial Outlook Executive Summary: Summer 2016

The Conference Board of Canada, 16 pages, August 5, 2016
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This quarterly economic forecast provides highlights of the Provincial Outlook report, which presents the short-term outlook for Canada's provinces.

Document Highlights

  • The Canadian economy will pick up some momentum in the second half of this year as the federal government rolls out its infrastructure spending program.
  • The rebuilding efforts in fire-ravaged Fort McMurray will lift real GDP in Alberta in 2017.
  • British Columbia’s economy is booming and will lead all others this year and next—by far.
  • While no province will see its economy contract next year, conditions remain difficult in some parts of Canada.

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