Calgary region continues to suffer job losses

Calgary census metropolitan area lost  14,300 jobs in June as employment is down 135,000 from a year ago. And  the unemployment rate rose from 13.4 per cent to 15.6 per cent.

Calgary region continues to suffer job lossesThere was some positive news Friday for Alberta’s and Canada’s labour markets but the Calgary region continued to struggle in June during the COVID-19 crisis. Statistics Canada reported that the Calgary census metropolitan area lost  14,300 jobs in June as employment is down 135,000 from a year ago. And  the unemployment rate rose from 13.4…

Alberta launches grant program for petrochemical sector

Alberta Petrochemicals Incentive Program, part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan, will bring multi-billion dollar investments to petrochemical projects throughout Alberta.

Alberta launches grant program for petrochemical sectorThe Alberta government has announced a new 10-year grant program that it says will attract a wave of investment to the province’s petrochemical sector, diversifying the economy and getting Albertans back to work. It said the Alberta Petrochemicals Incentive Program, part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan, will bring multi-billion dollar investments to petrochemical projects throughout Alberta,…

Hard hit oil and gas sector leads to GDP decline

The anticipated reduction in oil and gas production and investment will be dramatic and will lead to significant drops in GDP and total number of jobs

Hard hit oil and gas sector leads to GDP declineUnless supply and demand conditions for oil and gas unexpectedly improve during the course of 2020, the anticipated reduction in oil and gas production and investment will be dramatic and will lead to significant drops in GDP and total number of jobs in the total economy, says a new report released Wednesday by Statistics Canada.…

Busting the myth of anti-oil-and-gas First Nations

Most B.C. and Alberta First Nations favour oil and natural gas development. So why do we let activists claim otherwise?

Busting the myth of anti-oil-and-gas First NationsBy Gregory John and Mark Milke Canadian Energy Centre A common tactic of anti-oil-and-gas activists and some international organizations over the past decade is to group all Indigenous people under the false narrative of broad opposition to energy development. Those with anti-development agendas ostensibly enlist Indigenous allies as the easiest way to delay or stop…
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