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Opinion: Minimum wage hike won't help Alberta in rough economic times

In a recent column in the Edmonton Journal, analysts from the Caledon Institute defended the Notley government’s plan to increase the provincial minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2018. 610 more words

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Sluggish economy continues to hurt Alberta employees

Alberta has the least optimistic employers in Canada when it comes to one leading economic indicator: increases in salaries in 2017.

Employers in Wild Rose Country are expecting salaries to rise by an average of 1.4 per cent next year, a far cry from the national average of 2.1 per cent, an annual survey from human resource group Morneau Shepell suggests. 219 more words

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Edmonton's housing market steady, Realtors association says

Edmonton’s residential housing market is stable, but it’s taking longer to sell homes, a new report shows.

The average sale price for a residential property, including condos, duplexes and row houses, was $384,504 in July — three per cent higher than the same month last year. 409 more words

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The Pipeline We Know Little About

July 29, 2016, By the Common Constitutionalist

URL of the original posting site: http://commonconstitutionalist.com/current-events/the-pipeline-we-know-little-about/

Remember the Keystone XL Pipeline project? Remember what a cause célèbre it was for both the left and right?

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Opinion: Preferential treatment for local companies bad trade policy

With the conclusion of last week’s premiers’ conference and an agreement-in-principle on a new interprovincial agreement on internal trade, the focus shifts to the details of what will be agreed upon for operation. 680 more words

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Fort McMurray businesses struggle because many staff haven't returned following wildfire

Fort McMurray — Serving a beer within five minutes can be quite an accomplishment for some Fort McMurray bars these days. It certainly was during the first few weeks of June at the East Village Pub. 612 more words

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Despite challenges, Alberta entrepreneurs love owning own businesses: ATB Financial

A new survey released Tuesday indicates the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in Alberta.

Almost 90 per cent of respondents surveyed by ATB Financial’s Business Beat, which surveys small and mid-sized businesses, said they prefer running their own businesses. 318 more words

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