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Post-Election Canadian Outlook with the Chief Economist — Autumn 2015

  • 13 Nov 2015
  • 2:00 PM
  • Webinar

The newly-elected federal government faces an environment of economic uncertainty. The Canadian economy has had a rough year, with persistently-low oil prices, a collapse in business investment, a decline in the exchange rate, and limited short-term fiscal action to boost growth. We even slipped into recession in the first half of 2015—albeit with signs of recovery in June. And while growth appears to be picking up in the second half of 2015, Canadian businesses should not expect a marked rebound any time soon. 

So what does this mean for the economy moving forward? And how will the policies and potential decisions of the federal government affect your organization in 2016 and beyond? 

In this climate of economic uncertainty, join Glen Hodgson, the Conference Board's Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist, for the latest economic assessment for Canada and the provinces, as well as the United States and global economies. Don’t miss this special session where Glen will draw on his two decades in the federal realm to describe how the current economic outlook could shape federal decision-making in the years ahead. 

Webinar Highlights

In this 60 minute session, Glen will describe the major economic forces that will affect your organization in 2016, including:

  • The ongoing impact of the oil price rout: low oil prices are having unbalanced impacts on regional economies, business investment, and government fiscal positions.
  • The U.S. economy: the U.S. recovery is building across the domestic economy– jobs, housing, autos, investment -- but it will be challenging for Canadians to seize these opportunities. 
  • The slipping economic growth in emerging markets -- Brazil and Russia are in recession, and China's growth is slowing; India's economy has picked up but unevenly.

About Glen

photo of Glen HodgsonGlen Hodgson brings 34 years of experience and a specialization in international economic and financial issues to the position of Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist of The Conference Board of Canada. Mr. Hodgson is responsible for overseeing the Board's macro-economic outlook products, tourism, custom economic research, and is the Board's chief spokesperson on economic issues. Before joining the Conference Board, Glen spent 10 years at Export Development Canada and 10 years with the federal Department of Finance.

Full Price:           $399

Your Price:         $199

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