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Report on the Nation 2018

How will the Canadian economy perform this year? Between rising interest rates, strong employment levels and a fragile housing market, 2018 is poised to offer a mixed bag of economic news. This special report highlights economists’ expectations for each region of the country.

February 4, 2018

Vibrant growth continues in Ontario

Higher wages could bolster consumer spending, but rising interest rates and stricter mortgage rules pose challenges for the housing market

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Booming B.C. faces looming risks

Solid economic growth in B.C. is expected to continue. However, the new NDP government faces challenges

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Alberta’s economy is on the mend

A resurgence in oil prices helped Alberta’s economy enjoy a healthy rebound in 2017, and further growth is expected this year

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Quebec experiences impressive growth

Manufacturing and construction have been strong economic drivers form Quebec, the growth of which is expected to slow slightly this year

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Atlantic Canada slows down

An aging population, declining energy exports and fewer major projects weigh down economic activity in the Atlantic provinces

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Healthy growth in the Prairies

Improvements in oil prices and potash production are driving a rebound in Saskatchewan’s economy, while Manitoba stays the course

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All eyes on mining in the North

Declines in GDP for the Northwest Territories and Nunavut are anticipated for 2018. The outlook for the Yukon is much brighter

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