Friday, April 29, 2016

This and That - April Alberta Economy

ATB business survey: Alberta's economy hasn't hit bottom yet - "The provincial economy has yet to reach bottom, say nearly three-quarters of small- and medium-sized business owners who responded to a recent ATB Financial survey.

In its quarterly Business Beat survey, ATB found just 12% of business owners believe the economy will be better six months from now, versus 74% who believe it will be worse. The financial institution says continued low oil prices, uncertainty in government, high unemployment and a low loonie were among the reasons cited by respondents."

You can even take part of the survey here

Alberta man walks to legislature to demand action on economy - "It's one step at a time for Jason Dubrule.
The oilfield construction worker is walking more than 430 kilometres from his hometown of Falher, Alta., to the legislature in Edmonton.
The walk, titled Go Hard or lose your home, job and country, is Dubrule's one-man mission to raise awareness about Alberta families facing financial hardship in the downturn." Read about his journey here

Alberta Budget 2016: NDP  spends $7B on roads, hoping to boost economy, jobs - "The Alberta NDP unveiled more details of its budget Tuesday, specifically where it will spend more than $7 billion on Alberta roads and bridges.

The money will be spent over five years under the Alberta Jobs Plan, which is what the government named its latest budget document." Read more here

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