ST. JOHN'S, March 27, 2017 /CNW/ - The Newfoundland and Labrador economy will continue to struggle in 2017, as it contends with the adverse effects of major investment projects unwinding, fiscally restrictive measures that will hamper household spending, and soft commodity prices. The Conference Board of Canada's Provincial Outlook forecasts that the province will be the only one to face a recession in 2017, with real GDP contracting by 1.8 per cent.
The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, together with the Conference Board's Chief Economist, Craig Alexander, and Deputy Chief Economist, Pedro Antunes will discuss the issues relevant to Newfoundland and Labrador's economy at the Atlantic Business Outlook: Newfoundland and Labrador in St. John's, on March 30.
When/ Where: March 30, 2017, Delta Hotels St John's Conference Centre, St. John's, NL
Who: Speakers/panellists include:
- The Hon. Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation, and Minister Responsible for the Research and Development Corporation, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
- Craig Alexander, Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist, The Conference Board of Canada
- Richard Alexander, Executive Director, Newfoundland and Labrador Employers' Council
- Pedro Antunes, Deputy Chief Economist, The Conference Board of Canada
- Prof. Wade Locke, Full Professor of Economics and Academic Head, Department of Economics, Memorial University of Newfoundland
- Dorothy Keating, Chair, St. John's Board of Trade
The Atlantic Business Outlook: Newfoundland and Labrador is sponsored by CARE.
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