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Economics 

The Quick Take: Manitoba’s 2019 Budget Insights
Manitoba's budget is on track to balance but lacks details.

The Quick Take: Interest Rate Announcement Insights
The Bank of Canada holds rates and flags economic risks.

Index of Business Confidence: Winter 2019 Report
Business confidence in Canada is now at its lowest point in three years.

The Issues to Watch in 2019 Op-Ed
To assess where Canada’s economy is likely to land in 2019, here are five issues to follow.

Organizational Performance 

Do You Need a Mentor or a Coach? Op-Ed
A mentor and a coach can both  help career advancement, but they are not the same thing.

Benchmarking Diversity and Inclusion Report
A gap exists between the intentions and actions when it comes to diversity and inclusion.

Workplace Culture Op-Ed
Why do some organizations struggle to build their desired culture?

Compensation Planning Report
Higher salary increases expected for Canadian workers in 2019.

Public Policy

Cyber Threats to Canada and Its Allies Blog
Cyber threats are a global concern, and require coordinated response.

Defence and Security Policy Blog
PESCO offers Europe’s strongest commitment to enhance defence cooperation.

A Clean Energy Growth Economy Briefing
New eight-part series about financing the transition to a clean energy growth economy.

Which Canadian Province Welcomes the Most Immigrants? Blog
The answer may surprise you.

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Chart showing the percentage change in real GDP by province

The Conference Board of Canada expects Canada’s GDP to advance by 1.9 per cent in 2019. Overall, the outlook is mixed, with growth slowing in many regions of the country including Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta, and the same is expected in 2020. Release | Report (February 27)

Interview

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Principal Economist Alicia Macdonald discusses February’s job numbers on CBC’s Power & Politics on March 8. The most positive news for the month was the pickup in wage growth. The Labour Force Survey data was good news for Canada’s economy. Watch the interview here. (Interview starts at 01:01.)

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Chart showing the growth in real productive stock of capital

Many organizations are not sure if they can even describe their workplaces as diverse or inclusive. A surprising number of respondents to our 2017 survey of 228 senior HR and diversity and inclusion professionals were neutral on whether their organization is diverse (31 per cent) or inclusive (39 per cent). (January 16)


Data

Employment, Canada
February 2019, CANSIM
56,000

Consumer Confidence
March 2019, CBoC
6.4

Leading Indicator of Industry Profitability
February 2019, CBoC
0.01

Leadership Development

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The Niagara Institute
High-impact leadership development solutions for individuals, teams, and organizations.

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