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CAPP - Natural Gas and Oil Industry Investing in Canada’s Economic Recovery

January 13, 2021

The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) is forecasting a 14 per cent increase in upstream natural gas and oil investment in 2021. Capital spending in the sector is expected to be around $3.36 billion higher this year, reaching $27.3 billion, compared to an estimated total investment of $24 billion in 2020.


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CBC - Alberta cabinet minister, premier's chief of staff resign over holiday travel, other MLAs demoted

January 4, 2021

Premier Jason Kenney has accepted the resignations of Grande Prairie MLA Tracy Allard as minister of municipal affairs and Jamie Huckabay as his chief of staff. 

In a Facebook post Monday, Kenney said he has also demoted five other UCP MLAs who travelled internationally over the holidays. 


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Financial Post - Flight to the suburbs could last beyond the pandemic, says online realtor Zoocasa

December 30, 2020

Zoocasa CEO Lauren Haw speaks with Financial Post’s Larysa Harapyn about how the pandemic’s effects on how we work has changed where we live, and what that means in 2021.


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Edmonton Sun - Edmonton City Council Approves 2021 Property Tax Freeze

December 11, 2020

Edmonton city council has approved a property tax freeze for the first time since 1997.

As part of the 2021 budget discussions, council found $64 million in savings to bring next year’s tax levy down from the previously-approved 3.2 per cent to provide some economic relief to residents and business owners during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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RBC Economics - Navigating 2021: 21 Charts for the Year Ahead

December 8, 2020

From office towers and shopping malls to stadiums and campuses, much of our economy was built through the 20th century on a model of centralization. The COVID crisis decimated that, at least for a time, allowing us to work, shop, watch and learn from anywhere.

Navigating 2021 will require Canadians to continue to build that decentralized future—and rebuild some of the centralized model that remains a powerful driver of innovation, efficiency and diversity.


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City of Edmonton - Quarterly Activity Report - Third Quarter 2020

November 16, 2020

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