After an interruption of 44 years of Progressive Conservative Government, the United Conservative Party regains a foothold in Alberta. But what does it mean for our future, and will Jason Kenney be able to rebuild our resource dependent economy?
It is critical that we keep sending our employees to trade school. We have already seen a shift in training that covers less of the MBSE trade, and any further apathy from our industry may lead to a push to get rid of MBSE and keep only the Structural and Reinforcing arms of the Ironworker trades.
The most recent renegotiated NAFTA has reason for celebration across the country. While the agreement still needs to be ratified by all three countries, it sends a positive message to investors and businesses alike.
Alberta’s economy continues to move in the right direction, albeit at a moderate pace – ATB is forecasting 2018 and 2019 provincial growth at 2.7% and 2.3% respectively. However, current trade uncertainties and consumer confidence overburden projected growth.