Media Advisory - The Conference Board of Canada's 2015 Western Business Outlook: Spotlight on Saskatchewan

OTTAWA, Nov. 23, 2015 /CNW/ - Over the past decade, Saskatchewan's growth has been fuelled by commodity diversification and strong oil prices, but a tougher 2015 has created unexpected challenges. Indeed, oil prices remain low for the country's second largest conventional producer, which means less revenue for the province, reduced investment in regional economies, manufacturing slowdowns, and fewer jobs being created. What does it mean for the future of Saskatchewan?

Glen Hodgson, Chief Economist and Pedro Antunes, Deputy Chief Economist, The Conference Board of Canada will join business leaders from across the province to discuss the issues relevant to Saskatchewan's economy.


Wednesday November 25th

  • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM - Delta Regina (1919 Saskatchewan Drive)


Thursday, November 26th

  • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM -  Delta Bessborough (601 Spadina Crescent)


  • Glen Hodgson - Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, The Conference Board of Canada
  • Pedro Antunes -  Executive Director, Economic Outlook and Analysis, and Deputy Chief Economist, The Conference Board of Canada
  • David Froh, Vice-President, Regina Regional Opportunities Commission
  • Alex L. Fallon, President and Chief Executive Officer, Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA)

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The Western Business Outlook 2015: Saskatchewan is sponsored by MNP LLP and The Saskatchewan Regional Economic Development Authority.

Advance media accreditation is required for this event.


SOURCE Conference Board of Canada

For further information: or media accreditation, contact: Yvonne Squires, Media Relations, The Conference Board of Canada, Tel.: 613- 526-3090 ext. 221, E-mail:; or Sean Burgess, Communications Coordinator, The Conference Board of Canada, Tel.: 613- 526-3090 ext. 294, E-mail:

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