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Date October 04, 2018 Time 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Chapter Edmonton

Alberta: Setting a New Path to Regain Our Competitive Advantage

In years gone by there was a common catch phrase that most Albertans will remember, the Alberta Advantage. Those glory days included a provincial economy with low unemployment, higher than the national average disposable incomes, and lower taxes. But fast forwarding to today, the boom/bust cycle of past eras has forever changed. In this session, come hear our panel of experts share their views on the current gaps in the system and government policy options that could diversify our economy and reposition Alberta to a new path to prosperity.


  • Bob Savage, Assistant Deputy Minister, Alberta Environment and Parks
  • Laurie Adkin, Professor-University of Alberta Political Science
  • Karen Young, Executive Director, Alberta Indigenous Relations
  • Graham Thomson, Political Affairs Columnist, Edmonton Journal
  • Mel McMillan, Professor Emeritus-Department of Economics and Fellow with the Institute of Public Economics, University of Alberta
  • Moderator: Dr. Bob Ascah

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