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Mar 17, 2015, 09:00 ET Canadian Gas Industry Faces Another Year Of Low Prices And Declining Market Share

Industry revenues expected to decline by more than 39 per cent in 2015 OTTAWA, March 17, 2015 /CNW/ - The outlook for the Canadian gas extraction...


Feb 17, 2015, 09:10 ET Canadian employers lower salary increases amid economic uncertainty

OTTAWA, Feb. 17, 2015 /CNW/ - Against a backdrop of falling oil prices and regional economic uncertainty, many Canadian organizations have lowered...


Feb 12, 2015, 06:00 ET British Columbia and Ontario rank among top international performers in health report card

Canada ranks 8th among 16 peer countries. Seven of the provinces and territories get a "D" or worse. OTTAWA, Feb. 12, 2015 /CNW/ - British...


Feb 09, 2015, 08:30 ET Canadian economic growth slides with decline in oil prices

Conference Board of Canada downgrades growth forecast OTTAWA, Feb. 9, 2015 /CNW/ - Canada's economy is expected to grow by just 1.9 per cent...


Feb 05, 2015, 13:00 ET British Columbia Economy Losing Billions Due to Skills Shortage

OTTAWA, Feb. 5, 2015 /CNW/ - British Columbia is losing out on as much as $4.7 billion in economic activity and $616 million in provincial tax...


Feb 04, 2015, 09:00 ET Conference Board of Canada named one of the National Capital Region's Top Employers for 2015

OTTAWA, Feb. 4, 2015 /CNW/ - The Conference Board of Canada has been selected as one of the National Capital Region's Top Employers for 2015. This...


Jan 29, 2015, 09:00 ET World economy to expand due to strength of U.S. economy

OTTAWA, Jan. 29, 2015 /CNW/ - Even with the majority of regions in the global economy underperforming for the third consecutive year, the world...


Jan 22, 2015, 09:00 ET Changing lanes - preparing for automated vehicles - New vision for transportation infrastructure and investment is needed

OTTAWA, Jan. 22, 2015 /CNW/ - As automated vehicles (AVs) merge with traditional vehicles and increase their visibility on our roadways, motorists...


Jan 20, 2015, 10:00 ET Regional shakeup: lower oil prices will have sharply differing effects on Canada's regions

Alberta could slip into recession. CALGARY, Jan. 20, 2015 /CNW/ - Canada's economy will suffer from the shock of tumbling oil prices this...


Jan 13, 2015, 09:00 ET Productive Negotiations Expected in 2015 Amid Modest Economic Growth

OTTAWA, Jan. 13, 2015 /CNW/ - Modest economic growth will likely constrain demands at collective bargaining tables across the country this year,...


Jan 09, 2015, 10:59 ET Media Availability - Conference Board of Canada Available to Comment on Combating Violent Extremism

OTTAWA, Jan. 9, 2015 /CNW/ - Satyamoorthy Kabilan, Director, National Security and Strategic Foresight, The Conference Board of Canada, is...


Dec 22, 2014, 10:05 ET Canadians can plan better to respond and recover from weather-related emergencies

OTTAWA, Dec. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Lessons in emergency response and recovery learned in the wake of Hurricane Sandy can be very relevant to...


Dec 19, 2014, 09:55 ET Canadian Businesses Lack Financial Means to Take Risks

OTTAWA, Dec. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - While aversion to risk is commonly cited as one of the biggest obstacles to Canadian innovation, a new...


Dec 16, 2014, 09:00 ET Economic outlook for the territories in 2015 is encouraging

OTTAWA, Dec. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Following a slowdown in growth in 2014, due to lower commodity prices, the economic outlook for Canada's territories...


Dec 11, 2014, 09:00 ET Doing business abroad pays dividends for Toronto's financial services sector and Canada's economy

OTTAWA, Dec.11, 2014 /CNW/ - Toronto is commonly ranked among the top financial centres in the world and its global presence remains strong,...


Dec 09, 2014, 08:25 ET Major hosted events and stronger global economy fuel Canadian tourism in 2015

OTTAWA, Dec. 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's tourism industry will strengthen in 2015 as an increased number of visitors attend major international...


Dec 04, 2014, 11:00 ET Dr. Carl Amrhein to join The Conference Board of Canada as its Distinguished Research Chair

OTTAWA, Dec. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - The Conference Board of Canada is pleased to announce the 5 year secondment of Dr. Carl Amrhein as its...


Dec 01, 2014, 09:18 ET Canadian consumer confidence continues its decline in November -- Conference Board of Canada media advisory

OTTAWA, Dec. 1, 2014  /CNW/ - Todd Crawford, Senior Economist, The Conference Board of Canada, is available to comment on declining Canadian...


Nov 28, 2014, 09:00 ET Black Friday, bright outlook for retail, wholesale, and transportation industry

OTTAWA, Nov. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadian retailers ringing up sales on Black Friday can expect to see sales growth this year, according to the...


Nov 27, 2014, 08:51 ET Brighter days ahead for provincial economies

Newfoundland and Labrador, Alberta, and Manitoba to outshine other provinces, posting strongest GDP growth in 2015 OTTAWA, Nov. 27, 2014 /CNW/ -...


Nov 20, 2014, 09:00 ET Ontario's Funds Industry is Playing an Increasingly Valuable Role in the Province's Economy

OTTAWA, Nov. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - The value of mutual funds and exchange traded funds (ETF) held in Ontario has grown by 90 per cent in the last...


Nov 20, 2014, 08:00 ET Canada tops overall world ranking of food safety performance

HIGHLIGHTS - Canada and Ireland followed by France earned top grades among 17 OECD countries in an overall ranking of...


Nov 06, 2014, 09:00 ET Canada's universities and colleges generate billions in economic activity

TORONTO, Nov. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Every dollar spent on post-secondary education creates $1.36 for the Canadian economy, according to a Conference...


Nov 04, 2014, 09:00 ET Shortfalls in key skills prompt need for improvements in post secondary education sector

A high performing post-secondary education sector is a critical driver of economic performance and social well-being TORONTO, Nov. 4, 2014 /CNW/ -...


Nov 03, 2014, 09:11 ET Strong performance in Canada's trade sector leads to growth for Canada's economy

OTTAWA, Nov. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Following a weak start to 2014, Canada's economic growth is picking up speed thanks to solid trade sector...