Think tank Alberta will have Canadas fastestgrowing economy in 2017

Think tank: Alberta will have Canada’s fastest-growing economy in 2017 Alberta|Conference Board of Canada by Sandra Prusina Posted Feb 23, 2017 3:11 pm MDT Last Updated Feb 23, 2017 at 3:14 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The Conference Board of Canada predicts Alberta will have the fastest-growing economy among the provinces this year.The economic think tank is forecasting the province will grow by 2.8 per cent, mainly due to fast-rising oil production.In its latest provincial outlook, the board says B-C will be knocked out of top spot as it takes a hit from the housing market slowdown.It predicts the province’s economy will grow by 1.9 per cent — a solid performance but short of its average pace of above three per cent over the last three years.The report forecasts all provinces will see positive economic growth in 2017, with the exception of Newfoundland and Labrador, which it says continues to suffer from fiscal restraint and soft commodity prices. (Sandra Prusina – 660 NEWS) read more