Canadians Aren’t Saving Much of Their Paychecks for a Rainy Day

As if there wasn't enough tension in the world of everyday people. I expect the savings rate by Albertans is even lower. While we make significantly more on average than the rest of Canada we also spend a lot of what we earn. The lower savings rates, growing debt on credit cards and lines of … Continue reading Canadians Aren’t Saving Much of Their Paychecks for a Rainy Day

UCP (Used Car Party) Throws Money Around, but Not the Only Ones

There is an official Elections Alberta list of donors to the Kenney/UCP  supporting Political Action Committee; Shaping Alberta's Future.  This is the group flooding  us with radio, newspaper and other advertisements, all  before December 1 legal deadline.  That is when they have to be more accountable and restrained by election financing law.  But for know … Continue reading UCP (Used Car Party) Throws Money Around, but Not the Only Ones

Here Comes the Green New Deal

Here it comes. The Green New Deal will shake the windows and rattle the doors of the political establishment in Congress and really aggravate the White House. The big-buck lobbyists, and self-serving Corporate Deniers of #ClimateChange are going to find they can't buy the usual political suspects any more, even if they survive the 2020 … Continue reading Here Comes the Green New Deal

Alberta Housing Market Chills

Here is an excerpt for the Alberta Weekly Economic Review with some sobering numbers on resale housing.  This is not surprising given the short to mid-term uncertainty around oil prices, market access, pipeline approval process dynamics and NAFTA 2.0 confirmation status given the results of the U.S. midterm elections. Resale Housing Resale market cools "Activity … Continue reading Alberta Housing Market Chills

Are Perceptions Reality in Alberta?

The old adage that in politics perception is reality hold true all too often.  Evidence based opinion is often overwhelmed by confrontational bias related to tribal beliefs, priority interests or just plain sloppy thinking. All of these are alive and well in the Alberta citizenry these days, especially as related to perceptions of Alberta's economic … Continue reading Are Perceptions Reality in Alberta?