Friday, December 13, 2013

Great news to finish the year....

It feels like old times with Alberta leading Canada economically. We are all very excited to see what 2014 will bring.

"Canada's oil-rich Alberta has come out of the global recession virtually unscathed, and the winning streak isn't over. Fuelled by the oil sands industry, Alberta will again be Canada's fastest growing economy in 2014.

Over the past few years, Canada has seen a two-tiered economy in which resource-rich provinces consistently outperformed the rest of the country. For three consecutive years, Alberta has been the largest contributor to economic expansion in Canada, with the energy sector fuelling virtually all the growth. In 2013 Alberta's GDP is projected to rise by 3.2% and slightly more over the following year.

According to the latest Provincial Outlook report from the Conference Board of Canada, Alberta's economy has "remained resilient" despite $1.7 billion in damages from flooding this past summer. The Board cautions that pipeline constraints remain a risk, as more bitumen will need to make its way to markets. Over the near term, however, existing capacity should do."

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