Todd Hirsch

Peeling back the onion of Alberta’s economy

Alberta and Manitoba share little in common. Sure, they share a love of hockey, golf and swatting mosquitoes but they differ when it comes to their economies.

  • Jul 10, 2012

Illinois: heart of Alberta’s economy

Albertans know the importance of being a global trader — and these days, the chatter is about new and burgeoning global markets. China is the hottest market in the world! We’ve got a free trade deal with Mexico, don’t we? What about Canada’s talks to expand exports to Europe? And don’t forget the nearly 200 million Brazilians!

What’s ahead for Alberta’s economy?

Coming hot on the heels of the worst global economic downturn in our generation, 2011 was supposed to be a year of relative calm and stability for the world.

Welcome to the Economic Oscars

In a few short months, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be handing out Oscars to movie stars and directors for their work on the big screen. But what if the Academy had special awards for economic news makers?

  • Dec 14, 2011

Sudden spikes in crude oil price not necessarily good news for Alberta

It’s been a wild week for crude oil prices and, as always in periods of dramatic price gyrations, the inevitable question comes up: where are oil prices going?