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APEC in the News

APEC's CEO and our economists are frequently sought by the media to comment on issues that impact economy and the lives of Atlantic Canadians. A collection of recent articles resulting from APEC interviews, reports and public appearances is featured below.

All media inquiries can be directed to Erica Parrill, Communications and Events Manager at (902) 422-6516 or



OPINION: A rising tide lifts all boats
The Guardian June 29

COMMENTARY: Atlantic Canada needs co-operation
The Chronicle June 29

Sweeping new plan for Atlantic unity proposed by APEC
CBC PEI June 19

Atlantic Provinces Economic Council says capital spending down in region in 2017
Global News June 05

Amid strong immigration, PEI housing starts blaze with activity
Mortgage Brokers News June 05



Marshall Outlines Muskrat Falls Rate Mitigation
VOCM May 31

APEC forecasts continued decline in major projects capital investment in N.L, but says end is in sight
The Telegram May 30

Ratepayer versus taxpayer: Stan Marshall raises subsidization question in latest talk on Muskrat Falls
CBC Newfoundland and Labrador May 30

Little Prince Edward Island enjoying a buoyant economy
CBC PEI May 22

OPINION: Why our GDP matters
The Guardian PEI May 17

Nova Scotia trade mission aims to sell culture to China, Japan
CBC Nova Scotia May 09

Nova Scotia launches bid to sell culture to China, Japan with trade mission
CTC Atlantic May 09

How Atlantic Canada's businesses are trying to attract immigrants
National Post May 01



The world on a corner
CBC March 26

Want to increase productivity? Hire a diverse workforce
The Chronicle – Herald March 06

Economic forecast strong for P.E.I. in 2018
CBC PEI March 02



Waging war on minimum wage 
The Coast February 22

Provincial Preview: Marijuana business opportunities abound in Nova Scotia
Marijuana Business Daily February 22

Carbon Pulse bolsters Americas coverage with three new reporters
Carbon Pulse February 15

N.B. economic growth expected to be worst of 10 provinces in 2018
CBC New Brunswick February 12

PEI Economy on a Tear
Guardian February 5



Fred Bergman interview on New Brunswick job numbers
CBC Moncton January 8

Fred Bergman interview on New Brunswick employment
CBC Fredericton January 8

APEC says businesses would benefit from minimum wage predictability 
Halifax Today January 5

Think tank calls for uniform minimum wage across Atlantic provinces
CBC New Brunswick January 5

APEC endorses consistent minimum wage
Chronicle-Herald January 4

APEC urges caution in raising minimum wage to $15 an hour
NTV News January 3




Editorial: Hopeful New Year
Truro Daily News December 28

PEI job numbers growing, but wages stubbornly low
CBC PEI December 28

Province needs to work harder to rein in spending, says Atlantic Provinces Economic Council
VOCM December 27

Nova Scotia's population growing faster than it has in decades
CBC Nova Scotia December 21

“You don’t gain, you just exist”: Low wages keeping New Brunswickers from getting ahead
CBC New Brunswick December 11

Young immigrants get help becoming New Brunswick leaders 
CBC New Brunswick December 8

NB’s median family net worth lowest among all Canadians: report
Telegraph-Journal December 8

New Brunswick families have lowest median net worth in Canada: report
CBC New Brunswick December 8

Vacancy rates for rentals drop across province in 2017
Telegraph-Journal December 5



Immigration pilot program aims to bring newcomers to Atlantic Canada
Toronto Star November 25

Scrutiny for PEI immigration program: “The rules, apparently, don’t apply”
Canadian Press -- CTV Atlantic, CBC PEI November 24

Provincial, federal governments to fund immigration retention research
The Fox 105.3 November 14

Finn Poschmann on business in the Maritimes
CTV Atlantic interview November 12

APEC holds Outlook conference in Charlottetown
CBC PEI   November 10 (begins at 8:12)

City of Saint John dealing with financial squeeze
CTV Atlantic November 9

CBC New Brunswick interview with EU Ambassador Peteris Ustubs
CBC New Brunswick November 9 (begins at 10:45)

APEC says PEI’s GDP is best in region but expected to slow down slightly
Guardian November 9

Wage growth in NB driven by military bump
Telegraph-Journal November 8

More predictions of economic contraction for province
NTV November 7

APEC predicts Newfoundland and Labrador’s GDP will contract by .5 per cent in 2018
Western Star/Telegram November 7

What will next year’s job market look like? Outlook released
Telegraph-Journal November 7

U.K.’s High Commissioner sees solid partnerships in Newfoundland and Labrador
Telegram November 7

CTV Atlantic interview with Ambassador John McCallum at APEC Outlook conference
CTV Atlantic November 6

APEC predicting sluggish economic year ahead for N.L.
The Telegram November 6

APEC forecasts slower Atlantic growth in 2018
Chronicle-Herald November 6

PEI withholds $18M in PNP deposits from immigrant investors
CBC PEI November 2

Cape Breton Partnership hosting cannabis forum
Cape Breton Post November 1



Cancellation of Energy East pipeline “de-energizes” New Brunswick’s Outlook
Daily Commercial News   October 25

Finn Poschmann interview on Fall Economic Statement
News 95.7   (14:45 mark)  October 25

Ottawa to release fall economic statement
BNN October 23

Reflections on the ordeal of tax changes
Telegraph-Journal October 20

Consumers and businesses will have to adapt to carbon pricing
CHSJ October 18

Reducing carbon emissions should be effective and cost-effective
Halifax Today/News 95.7 October 18

Carbon pricing systems need to be good, not perfect, economist advises
CBC PEI October 17

Maritimers split on pipeline reversal
CTV Atlantic October 5

NAFTA negotiations especially important for PEI, economist says
CBC PEI October 5

Fewer Newfoundland firms are exporting
The Telegram October 5

NB needs more companies that export, says analyst
The Huddle October 4



Export group urges NB to keep business costs low as trade talks continue
Telegraph-Journal September 28

Look within to solve economic woes
Daily Gleaner  September 10

How the fate of Energy East impacts you
Telegraph-Journal September 8

Nova Scotia hits reset on gas prices, invokes interrupter clause
Global News September 1

‘That absolutely shocks me’: New Brunswick weekly wages drop
Telegraph-Journal  September 1



Will refinery shutdowns from Harvey affect Maritime gas prices?
CTV Atlantic  August 30

Labour laggard: Why New Brunswick is losing jobs and workers
Globe and Mail August 30 

Provincial preview: New Brunswick banking on cannabis, offering industry financial sweeteners
MJ Business Daily August 30

Texas accounts for a large share of New Brunswick crude oil imports
Telegraph-Journal August 29

The price of plywood and lumber is up significantly this year on PEI
The Guardian August 26

Cross-border trade focus of Eastern Canadian premiers/US governors meeting in Charlottetown
Global News August 25

OPINION: $15 minimum wage would fill cupboards, boost NS economy
Chronicle-Herald, August 21

NB needs place at NAFTA table
Telegraph-Journal August 18

Canada can’t blink on free trade (editorial)
The Guardian August 18

Fred Bergman interview on Sheldon MacLeod show re: Atlantic Currents
News 95.7 August 16    (14:30 mark)

PEI keeping a close eye on NAFTA talks
CBC PEI August 16

Trade winds blowing hot
Times & Transcript August 16

PEI ‘on a tear’ economically
CBC PEI August 15

NAFTA talks begin amid diverging economic trends: APEC
The Telegram, The Compass August 15

NB Jobs: About 40,000 a result of exports to the US
Telegraph-Journal August 15

The push for international students to make Nova Scotia their home
CBC Nova Scotia  August 12

Immigrants are wanted in Atlantic Canada! Is it the right fit for you?
Canadian Immigrant August 3  



David Chaundy interview on Youth Report Card: Sheldon MacLeod show  (33:30 mark, 1 p.m. hour)
News 95.7   July 31

Find ways to keep youth here
Telegraph-Journal editorial July 29

Canadian economy growing at pace not seen since start of century
CTV News Channel interview with Finn Poschmann   July 28

Terence Corcoran: Why are Liberal Government whisperers undermining the independence of the Bank of Canada?
Financial Post July 28

Fred Bergman  -- A New Labour Study
CBC Moncton radio interview  July 28

Fred Bergman – Labour Study
CBC Fredericton radio interview July 28

“I’m from here, I graduated here and I want to work here” 
Telegraph-Journal July 28

Region’s Youth More Educated, but Paid Less and have Fewer Opportunities
The Huddle July 28

Mieux éduqués, main moins bien payés
L’Acadie Nouvelles   27 juillet

Atlantic Canadian youth more educated, but lag in employment and wages: APEC
The Telegram July 27

Atlantic Canadian youth more educated but have fewer jobs, less pay: report
Global Halifax  July 27

Rate alarm bells sounding loudly
Brunswick News July 17

Survey results say most grads want to stay, but can’t
Chronicle-Herald July 11

What do raising interest rates mean for NB?
Telegraph-Journal July 6



New Brunswick: Retirement capital of Canada?
Daily Gleaner  June 18

Halifax refugee supporters to Ottawa: Canada can be ‘a world leader’
CBC Nova Scotia  June 17

Morneau defends infrastructure bank independence as his plan faces a rough ride in the Senate
Globe and Mail June 12

How to fix the proposed infrastructure bank
Telegraph-Journal June 12

‘Nuclear doesn’t apply’ for Atlantic Link transmission line
Telegraph-Journal June 9

NB editorial:  Focus on smart capital spending
Telegraph-Journal June 8

Major project spending hits five-year high
Telegraph-Journal June 6

Major project spending falling in province, economic council says
NTV June 5

Atlantic Provinces Economic Council says capital spending down in region in 2017
Canadian Press (Global TV, CTV Atlantic, Local Xpress, Chronicle-Herald etc.) June 5

Hebron hangover: Major project spending dropping in NL, but solid prospects ahead
CBC Newfoundland and Labrador June 5

Mega-project spending takes dive in NL for second year
The Telegram June 5

Major projects spending slips on PEI
CBC Prince Edward Island June 5



The party’s over. When’s the next one?
Telegram May 29

Economy cruises along, but ‘skeleton in closet’ is softwood
Telegraph-Journal May 26

Rise in inflation flattens NB retail numbers, APEC says
CBC New Brunswick May 25

Atlantic growth below national average, says economic council
Telegram  May 25

Atlantic Provinces Economic Council says region is facing softwood lumber woes
Canadian Press May 24

Conference to explore investments
Telegraph-Journal May 17

CANADA 150: A lost ‘Golden Age’ and the decline of East Coast affluence
Chronicle-Herald, Global Maritimes   May 15

NB Editorial: Debt warnings keep coming, risk is real for future fiscal failure
Telegraph-Journal May 8

The do’s and don’ts of damnation: tender division
Telegraph Journal May 8

Province’s debt level risky: report
Telegraph-Journal May 5

Provincial debt burdens concerning: APEC
The Telegram May 4

US softwood lumber tariffs could hit NL
CBC Gander May 1



Pot a major cash crop for New Brunswick
Kings County Record April 14

Seven ways to cool Toronto’s red-hot housing market without hurting everyone else
Financial Post April 6

Struggling New Brunswick looks to marijuana for economic salvation
The Canadian Press (CTV Atlantic, Chronicle-Herald, National Post, The Telegram, News 1130, The Huddle) April 3



Struggling New Brunswick looks to marijuana for economic salvation
The Canadian Press (CTV Atlantic, Chronicle-Herald, National Post, News 1130, The Telegram, The Huddle)

From the Desk of Finn Poschmann: A Dubious Decision to Punt
Employment Journey PEI March 29

Sussex carries one of the healthiest debt ratios in NB
Telegraph Journal March 28

Employment central to upping NL immigration numbers
The Telegram March 24

OPINION: A dubious decision to punt
Chronicle-Herald March 24

Economic Council breaks down budget figures for Atlantic Canada
The Guardian March 23

Federal budget’s impact on Nova Scotia ‘still to be determined’
CBC Nova Scotia March 23

Commuter makes the case for South Shore-Halifax shuttle
CBC Nova Scotia March 23

Thinking about Debt, Beyond the Next Election 
Telegraph-Journal March 15

Move to regional cap-and-trade system gaining momentum, says environmentalist
CBC New Brunswick March 13

Provincial editorial: Keep momentum on getting newcomers into the workforce
Telegraph-Journal March 8

Finn Poschmann: Atlantic Canada’s Triple Challenge – debt, demographics & taxes
Telegraph-Journal March 6

Canaport regasification volumes down 30% in 2016
Telegraph-Journal March 1



Why work for nothing? – Frustrated retiree
Telegraph-Journal February 27

Interview with Finn Poschmann on NL government job cuts
CBC Here and Now (begins at 40 minute mark) February 23

Work with urbanization, don’t try to fight it
Telegraph-Journal February 22

Island of Opportunity
Atlantic Business  February 21

“It’s very, very difficult to stop.”  Atlantic Canada’s rural-urban divide is growing, says APEC
CBC PEI  February 21

One day of storm cancellations costs NB businesses millions
Telegraph-Journal February 18

NowNS:  One NS progress moves to third phase
Chronicle-Herald February 14

Census 2016: Western provinces’ populations are the fastest-growing in Canada
Globe and Mail February 8

Census 2016: Halifax sees uptick in population, still lower than national growth rate
Global Halifax February 8 (with video)

Cape Breton among the region’s areas that hope to staunch the human exodus
Canadian Press February 8 (Toronto Star, Western Star, Chronicle-Herald, Local X-Press, News 1130, 680 News, News 95.7)

Maxime Bernier: Let’s get Atlantic Canada out of its have-not status
Huffington Post February 7



Taxes too high, but demographics, debt levels a plus for PEI: APEC
CBC PEI  January 30

PEI pockets $5 million from failed PNP deposits
The Guardian January 30

Plan to cut red tape will cost province $200K
Chronicle-Herald January 27

Modest growth in 2017
Employment Journey January 23

America First: Experts worry Trump’s presidency will have ripple effect on Canada
CTV Atlantic January 20

EDITORIAL: Remove barriers on immigration
Chronicle Herald January 18

Soaring economy touted by province in $360K ad campaign
CBC New Brunswick January 13

Welcoming the next wave of newcomers to Saint John (column)
Telegraph-Journal January 13

Consider multiple factors to retain newcomers: researcher
CBC New Brunswick January 13

Immigrant retention on PEI worst in region
CBC PEI January 13

Immigration increasing in the Atlantic provinces (article & radio interview)
Radio Canada International January 13

David Chaundy interview on CBC New Brunswick TV news
January 12    18:10 mark

APEC reports significant increase in immigration to Atlantic Canada
The Huddle January 12

L’Atlantique n’a jamais accueilli autant d’immigrants qu’en 2016
L’Acadie Nouvelle  le 12 janvier

Number of immigrants to region could approach 19,000 in coming year, smashing record
Telegraph-Journal, Time & Transcript, Daily Gleaner January 12

More immigrants coming to Atlantic Canada, but retention rates low: report
Canadian Press story, with versions carried by CBC NS & NL, CTV Atlantic, Global, Chronicle-Herald, Local Xpress, National Post, Edmonton Journal, Maclean’s, Victoria Times-Colonist, Waterloo Record, Prince George Citizen and numerous radio stations January 12-13

Numbers reflect recent job boom in the city: mayor
Daily Gleaner January 11




Expect cost overruns on Mactaquac dam, says Oxford researcher
CBC New Brunswick December 22

Toward a new regional plan for growth
Telegraph-Journal December 20

Fragmented regulation hurts region's growth and incomes
Chronicle-Herald December 13

Atlantic Canada's businesses are held back by red tape
The Telegram December 10

Economic forecasters see brighter days ahead for New Brunswick
Telegraph-Journal December 9

Commentary: Red tape and regulations a drag on Atlantic Canada's economic potential
Telegraph-Journal December 1



Regulatory reform missing from Atlantic strategy
Guardian November 30

Why do we test school kids anyway?
Chronicle-Herald November 26

A 17th-century solution to our 21st-century infrastructure problem
Globe and Mail November 24

Economic Council warns harsh regulations could put payday lenders out of business
Telegraph-Journal November 22

Letter: Atlantic provinces constrained by red tape
The Telegram November 17

Is Energy East Dead? Policy watchers and politicians say it may be with new life for another pipepline
Telegraph-Journal November 13

Trump’s promises to ditch trade deals could hit Nova Scotia
Global Halifax November 9

What does a Donald Trump presidency mean for New Brunswick?
Telegraph-Journal November 9

OPINION: Interprovincial trade barriers cost us billions every year
The Chronicle-Herald November 4

Could provincial trade barriers fall in a display of constitutional fireworks?
Globe and Mail November 3

New Brunswick sees stable, but almost stagnant, economic growth
CBC New Brunswick November 3 (with radio interview)

David Chaundy: New directions for Island Economy
The Guardian November 3

Fredericton APEC conference brought suggestions for growth
The Huddle November 3

Some good news and bad news in oil industry
VOCM November 2

High Liner Foods investing millions in Lunenburg plant
CBC Nova Scotia November 1

A Culture of Complacency
Telegraph-Journal November 1 



Big projects to put shine on dull 2017
Chronicle-Herald October 31

PEI predicted to have largest GDP growth in Atlantic Canada next year
CBC PEI October 31

APEC predicts rebound in NL economy this year, drop in GDP in 2017
Western Star October 31

Rural-urban prosperity divide grows in Atlantic Canada, report says
CBC Nova Scotia October 31

This is an issue across the country: Canadian trade barriers remain after 249 years
Financial Post October 28

Canadian government targets more reductions to housing market exposure
Epoch Times October 27

Trade barriers put province at disadvantage, says report
VOCM October 27

Atlantic region’s weak economy has been perpetuated by politics
Telegraph-Journal October 27

Another brick in the wall
Telegraph-Journal October 26

Headwinds to growth in Atlantic Canada
Telegraph-Journal October 25

Atlantic provinces need to shed trade, regulatory barriers, study argues
Canadian Press (numerous national & provincial publications) October 25

Trade barriers put NB businesses at a disadvantage: report
Telegraph-Journal October 24 (behind paywall)

Commentary: NB companies innovate to move forward, but challenges remain
Telegraph-Journal October 20

Canada needs to be a bigger cheerleader for international trade deals
Globe and Mail October 13

The provinces are right to balk at the Liberals’ carbon tax decree
Financial Post October 12 

“How far can P.E.I. go?”  Economist questions carbon tax demand.
CBC PEI October 7

NL’s fuels levy, if called a carbon tax, would be Canada’s stiffest: economist
The Telegram October 5

“This is the time for action”
CTV Power Play interview with Finn Poschmann (begins at 7:00 mark)   October 5

Ottawa’s carbon plan tougher on provinces without hydro resources: economist
Global TV, Metro,    October 5



Newfoundland and Labrador’s economy appears to be “de-energized” heading into 2017
Daily Commercial News September 29

If you build it, will they come?
CBC Moncton radio interview September 14

APEC economist argues affordable housing approach not working
CBC New Brunswick September 14

Is it a housing problem or an income problem?
Globe and Mail September 12

Canada lacking oversight in real estate tax evasion
BNN interview with Finn Poschmann   September 12



HST hike comes at just the right time to cash in more
Telegraph-Journal August 18

Why mortgage insurance deductibles will mean higher costs for consumers
BNN August 17

Canadians are right to fear housing froth, but we can't skin the mortgage lenders
Report on Business August 17

Atlantic Canada's economic state a 'hodgepodge,' APEC says
CBC New Brunswick August 16

Immigration not keeping pace with people leaving P.E.I.
CBC PEI August 16

Annee en dents de scie pour l'economie des provinces de l'Atlantique
Radio-Canada Nouveau-Brunswick August 16

APEC release mixed bag analysis of region's economy
The Huddle, August 16



B.C.'s 15% tax on foreign homebuyers could drive money to other parts of Canada
Financial Post July 26

Talent Retention & Entrepreneurship
Memorial University Gazette July 19

The Case for More Bodies
CHSJ News July 12

BC government approves plan for Vancouver to tax people who leave residential properties vacant
Financial Post   July 12

Immigration plan a good policy start
Telegraph Journal July 12

An Atlantic immigration initiative?  Lord knows we need bodies
Globe and Mail July 11

Interview with Finn Poschmann on Atlantic immigration
CTV Atlantic July 11

Can lower corporate tax offset Brexit effect?  
BNN July 4 (Finn Poschmann interview)



The Brexit effect: Fewer export opportunities possible for New Brunswick
Telegraph-Journal June 29

Newfoundland businesses 'reeling' from tax hikes, slow economy
Globe and Mail June 21

Atlantic lessons from the U.S. labour market
Telegraph-Journal June 20

What Canada can learn from the United States' dynamic labour market
Report on Business June 16

Think tank says family outweighs income in education decisions
Telegraph-Journal June 15

Events Centre tops major Moncton projects for 2016
Moncton Times and Transcript, June 10

Major Project Spending in Province Falling, Economic Council Says
NTV News June 8

A Crown Jewel for ExxonMobil: Hibernia a Quiet Workhorse in N.L.'s Offshore
CBC Newfoundland and Labrador June 8

APEC Predicts Strong Year for Maritime Investments
The Huddle June 7

Major Project spending to grow in 2016 to $2 billion
Telegraph-Journal June 6

Major Project Spending in NL estimated at $6.5 billion in 2016
CBC Newfoundland and Labrador June 6

Decline in spending on offshore oil projects in NL hitting East Coast
Canadian Press (multiple print & broadcast publications) June 6



East Coast provinces see one per cent drop in employment in first four months of year
Canadian Press (St. John’s Telegram, Chronicle-Herald, CTV Atlantic, News 95.7) May 26

Atlantic Canada's 2016 Economic Growth Modest, So Far: APEC Report
The Huddle May 26

Islanders go shopping with savings on gas
CBC PEI May 26

President Trump would do little good for Canada - but Clinton much the same
Globe and Mail May 24

Fredericton's unemployment rate hit double digits in April
Daily Gleaner May 12

Canadian luxury sales now on world class level with Toronto and Vancouver on the rise
Financial Post May 12

What should the feds do about regional housing froth: nothing
Globe and Mail May 7



Liberals hope NS stays in economic sweet spot
CBC Nova Scotia April 20

APEC says budget "tax shock" was necessary for NL
Telegram April 20

Oil-poor Alberta goes with the flow, while Newfoundland paddles furiously
Report on Business April 16

Newfoundland delivers harsh budget to slay deficit, fix finances
Globe and Mail April 15

Alberta, Newfoundland unveil budgets amid rising debt, oil woes
Globe and Mail April 14

Public spending outpacing our means
Telegraph-Journal April 11

Employers shun Atlantic Canada in latest job data
BNN April 8

New Brunswick jobless rate hits 10.2% in March
CBC New Brunswick April 8

Nova Scotia adds 3,400 jobs in March, but unemployment stays flat
CBC Nova Scotia April 8

Economic strategy aims to add 52,000 people to Halifax
Global Halifax April 5



Ottawa's commitment to innovation will require a change in our IP debate
Globe and Mail March 24

Patent box announcement by Saskatchewan government March 22

The Liberals' reckless plan to rescue labour-sponsored funds
Financial Post March 22

Quebec's new patent box tax break should be an example for Ottawa
Globe and Mail March 21

Alberta needs help, but what about the rest of Canada
BNN March 18

NS population larger than ever: StatsCan
CTV Atlantic March 17

What problem would a bigger Canada Pension Plan really be solving?
Globe and Mail March 16

Countdown to the budget: Keep a close eye on infrastructure spending
BNN March 14

Budget challenges loom large
St. John’s Telegram March 3

The 'astounding' global shopping spree by Canadian investors
Financial Post March 3

PEI government faced with tough choices during spring sitting
The Guardian March 1



Is Nova Scotia fulfilling the expectations of the Ivany Report?
Cape Breton Post February 17

MPs begin four days of pre-budget consultations
CBC February 16

What does intellectual property have to do with the TPP? Not much, actually.
Globe and Mail February 13

EU Deal Opens Doors for Atlantic Manufacturer 
Progress Magazine, February Edition

APEC Lauds HST hike, But Says Education, Health Cuts Needed 
Source: Telegraph Journal, Feb. 10, 2016

Province Predicts 3,500 Job Loss and Population Decline
Source: CBC New Brunswick, Feb. 4, 2016

Slower for Longer: APEC
Source: The Employment Journey on PEI, February Issue 

Tough NB Budget Offers a Glimpse of What is to Come: Experts
Source: Canadian Press, Feb. 2, 2016 

Atlantic Canada Groups Pushing for Independent Provincial HST
Source: CTV, Feb. 2 

Uncertainty Over Spending Cuts Loons on Eve of New Bunswick Budget
Source: Global News, Feb. 1, 2016

Tax Talk: Should Atlantic Provinces Have a Unified HST rate?
Source: CTV News, February 1, 2016
Watch the video clip  (3 minute mark)  



Does the Energy East Pipeline Make Sense for Atlantic Canada?
Source: CBC Maritime Connection, January 31, 2016 (Fred Bergman at 18 minutes)

Proposed HST Hike Not Getting Any Traction in PEI
Source: CBC Charlottetown, Jan. 29, 2016

APEC Urges Tax Reform in Region
Source: Chronicle Herald, January 29, 2015

Beware Stimulus Gurus and Think Long Term
Source: Telegraph Journal, January 29, 2016

Think Tank urges NB Cut Spending, Raise GST
Source: Telegraph Journal, January 28, 2016

One Size Does Not Fit All
Source: The Chronicle Herald, January 22, 2016

In Atlantic Canada, It's Time to Up our Game
Source: Telegraph Journal, January 20, 2016

Trans-Pacific Partnership Consultations held in Halifax
Source: CBC Television, January 20, 2016

APEC Holds TPP Talks with Feds
Source:, January 20, 2016

Exports, larger firms can help N.S. grow
Source: Chronicle Herald, January 19, 2016

Atlantic Economic Council Offers EU Trade Data to Address ‘Challenge’
Source: Chronicle Herald, January 19, 2016 (Also appeared in

Want to Do Business in the EU? This Website May Help
Source: Huddle (New Brunswick), January 18, 2016

Who Wins with a Tanking Loonie
Source: Telegraph - Journal, January 15, 2016

On Balance, the Loonie Going South Helps the Atlantic Economy
Source: The Chronicle Herald, January 12, 2016

CEO Finn Poschmann: Panel Discussion on the Economy
Source: CBC Mainstreet, Halifax, January 5 

New Brunswick Faces Improving Economic Outlook in 2016
Source: CBC New Brunswick, January 1



Economist Fred Bergman on the New Brunswick economy
Source: CBC New Brunswick, December 30, 3015 

It's Time to Change Our Attitude Toward Exporting
Source: The Telegraph Journal, Dec. 11, 2015 

Bold Experiment: Give Exporters with Heft More Government Help
Source: The Chronicle Herald, Dec. 10, 2015

Canadian Companies Behaving Badly
Source: Toronto Now, Dec. 9, 2015

CEO Finn Poschmann and the impact of sub $40 oil
Source: Mainstreet Halifax interview, Dec. 7, 2015

Ministers Have Their Mandate Letters – Now They Need to Rewrite Them
Source, Globe and Mail, Dec. 5, 2015 

Atlantic Canada's Energy Sector Holding Steady
Source, Progress Magazine, Vol. 22 No. 5


PEI Encouraged by Job Numbers
Source: Government of PEI press release, Nov. 6, 2015 

McKenna calls for Atlantic Canada to take immigrants
Source: The Telegraph Journal, Nov. 5

Wake Up Call: McKenna Sends Urgent Message To NB Businesses
Source: Huddle, Nov. 5, 2015

Editorial: Speedy Nova Scotia Still in the Slow Lane
Source: Chronicle Herald, Nov. 3, 2015

Moncton Can Lead Maritime Growth
Source: Telegraph Journal, Nov. 3, 2015

NS Will Grow Slow and Steady Next Year: APEC
Source:, Nov. 3, 2015

APEC Predicts Drop in NL GDP Due to Falling Oil Production
Source: The Guardian, Nov. 2, 2015

Research, Development Lacking in Nova Scotia APEC Meeting Told 
Source: The Chronicle Herald, Nov. 2, 2015

Growth, but Barely, Ahead for New Brunswick
Source: Huddle, Nov. 2, 2015, also Telegraph Journal 

APEC Release its Outlook for 2016
Source: Global TV Halifax, Nov. 2, 2015

David Chaundy on Sheldon MacLeod, 95.7
Source: 95.7, Nov. 2, 2015


Don’t Let Expected TFSA Change Stop you From Putting Money in, Experts Say
Source: Yahoo News, October 29

It's Not at All a Bad Time to be Finance Minister in Ottawa 
Source: Globe and Mail, October 28

Business Smarts in 2015 = Emulating Tech-savvy Firms
The Chronicle Herald, October 28, 2015 

CEO Finn Poschmann on Post-election Panel Discussing Atlantic Economy
Source: CBC Radio - Atlantic Voices, October 25 

Atlantic Canada's Food Manufacturing Waistline is Shrinking
Source: Atlantic Progress, Vol. 22, No. 4 (October) 

Canadians Should Think of 2015 as Bonus Year for TSFA's 
Source: Financial Post, October 20, 2015 

The Future is Here: APEC Commentary
The Guardian, October 20, 2014

NB Sees Start of Innovation Revolution
Source: Telegraph Journal, October 14, 2015

New Trade Agreement Causes Mixed Reaction with Island Businesses
Source: The Guardian (PEI), October 10, 2015

It's Time to Come Together to Face Looming Challenges
Source: Southshore Now, October 7

Trans-Pacific Partnership Panel with CBC's Carole MacNeil
Source: CBC News Now, October 5


Trans-Pacific Partnership Discussion
Source: CTV News Network, September 30, 2015

Why Atlantic Canada Will Benefit from the Trans Pacific Partnership
Source: BNN, September 29, 2015

Atlantic Provinces Economic Council Claims Greenhouse Gases on Decline
Source: The Guardian, September 27, 2015

Navigating Three Different Plans for the Economy
Source: Telegraph - Journal, September 25 
Searching for the Next Great Idea
Source: Telegraph - Journal, September 25, 2015

Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership is a Good Deal for Atlantic Canada
Source: The Globe and Mail, September 25, 2015

 Give Tax Break to Income from Research Ideas, says APEC Head
Source: Chronicle Herald, September 24

What are Elections Good for? Economically, Absolutely Nothing
Source: Financial Post, September 23, 2015

APEC after Next Great Idea to Propel Region's Economy Forward
Source: Telegraph-Journal, September 23

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Declining in Atlantic Canada
Soruce: Government of PEI press release

Leaders Ignored TSFAs and OAS in the Debate
Source: Globe and Mail, September 20

Finn Poschmann on Tax Cuts, TFSA's and Retiring with a Decent Nest Egg
Source: BNN, September 17, 2015

Ten Experts Offer Their Best Idea for Moving the Economy Forward
Source: Globe and Mail, September 17, 2015

EU Agreement Could Mean Opportunities for Atlantic Canada Manufacturers
Source: Huddle (New Brunswick), September 17, 2015
Also covered in, CBC Radio Charlottetown

Low Literacy Rates Holding Back P.E.I. Development, Says Economist
Source: CBC, September 15, 2015

Everything You Need to Know About the Tax Free Savings Account and the Federal Election
Source: Financial Post, September 11

What's in an Idea?
Source: Atlantic Business Magazine, lead editorial,  September issue

Source: The Financial Post, September 2

 What is the Impact of the Recession in Atlantic Canada?
Source: CBC Mainstreet, Halifax, September 1 

Source: The Tyee, (Vancouver online news magazine), September 1, 2015


Greenhouse Gas Emissions Declining in Atlantic Canada
Source: 91.9 (The Bend radio), Moncton, Aug. 31
The report also became the subject of their poll of the day

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Fall 26% in Atlantic Canada, Reflection of Slow economy: report
Source: Global, August 31, 2015 

New Greenhouse Gas Targets Set by Eastern premiers, governors
Source: CBC, August 31, 2015 

HomeSense, Starbucks and Princess Auto adding to P.E.I.'s landscape
Source: The Guardian, August 30

PEI Wage growth tops in country
Source: Charlottetown Guardian, August 27, 2015

Island records Canada’s strongest wage growth in early 2015
Source: Government of PEI release, August 26, 2015 

APEC finds economy cooling across the region
Source: (subscription), Aug. 26, 2015

Nova Scotia economy soft in first half of 2015
Source: Chronicle Herald, August 26, 2015

Atlantic Canada's food-processing waistline is shrinking
Source: Progress Magazine, August, 2015

Premier Stephen McNeil knows what he wants in a Prime Minister
Source: CBC, August 25, 2015 
(Senior Policy Analyst David Chaundy is quoted on health care costs)

Atlantic producers diversifying beyond North America: APEC report
Source: The Charlottetown Guardian, Aug. 25

Fred Bergman interviewed on 95.7 on APEC's Current
Source: Sheldon MacLeod Show, Aug. 25

Retails sales up in New Brunswick
Source: Telegraph Journal, Aug. 22 

Is There an Austerity Script for the Economy?
Source: MainStreet CBC, August 20
David Chaundy was part of a studio panel discussion

Two National Energy Board-approved Projects Hinge on U.S. permits
Source: Globe and Mail, Aug.17, 2015


Energy sector will keep driving region: APEC
Source:, July 31, 2015

New Chair and Board Member at the Independent Electricity System Operator
Source: Canada Newswire, July 24, 2015 

New Brunswick sheds 3,500 jobs: Fred Bergman interviewed
Source: CBC Information Morning, (Radio), July 14, 2015

BANG ON: The sights, smells and sound of construction
Source: Atlantic Business Magazine, Vol. 26, No 4 (July 2015)

No frills: The federal government throws a bone to Atlantic manufacturers and small business
Source: Atlantic Business Magazine, Vol. 26, No. 4 (July 2015)

Success of two pending mega projects to determine NB Capital spending levels
Source: Telegraph Journal, July 3, 2015


Elizabeth Beale on retirement and the challenges of the Atlantic economy
Source: 97.5 radio (Interview is 30 minutes in)

Atlantic Canada is feeling the effects of lower oil prices
Source: Institutional Investor, June 16, 2015

Immigration not enough to save PEI population
Source: CBC, June 15, 2015

Atlantic Provinces urged to consider carbon tax
Source: Canadian Press, June 5, 2015 (CTV, Global, MetroNewsCanada,Winnipeg Free Press, My 

Seafood hardest hit in AC,s shringking food processing sector
Source: UndercurrentNews, June 4, 2015 

Nova Scotia in carbon pricing caboose (Opinion piece)
Source: The Chronicle Herald, June 3, 2015

Food processing workforce shrinks over decade
Source: The Chronicle Herald, June 3 2015

Workforce in food processing shrinking: APEC report
Source: Telegraph Journal, June 2, 2015

Atlantic Canada's food processing sector hit hard: APEC report
Source: Canadian Press, June 2, 2015  (Cape Breton Post, MetroNewsCanada, Brandon Sun, Global TV, CTV all used versions of this story)


Pipeline construction to boost sluggish NB economy
Source: Times&Transcript. May 29, 2015

Taylor: APEC CEO says goodbye
Source: The Chronicle Herald, May 29, 2015 

APEC bullish on New Brunswick economy
Source: CBC Moncton, May 29, 2015 

Halifax audiencee hears from speakers on impact of major projects
Source:The Chronicle Herald, May 27, 2015

Oil companies with N.L. links foresee 'extremely challenging' times ahead
Source: CBC, Newfoundland and Labrador, May 26, 2015

APEC reports low iron and oil prices mean continued slow development
Source: VOCM (radio interview), May 25, 2015

Keep calm and look to international jobs
Source: The Telegram, May 25, 2015

APEC points to slowdown in major project spending
Source: The Telegram, May 25, 2015

APEC predicts 'solid growth' in Nova Scotia in 2016
Source: The Chronicle Herald, May 25, 2015

Slumping oil, iron ore prices affect development in Atlantic Canada: report
Source: Canadian Press, CTV News,  May 2015

New APEC CEO confident in overcoming Atlantic Canada's demographic and fiscal challenges
Source: Times & Transcript, May 14, 2015

N.B. sees highest retail growth in Atlantic Canada: report
Source: Global Moncton, May 14, 2015

APEC Appoints Finn Poschmann
Source: Times and Transcript, May 13

Low energy prices hurt Atlantic Canada's economy, but other exports are on the rise
Source: CTV News/Canadian Press (12 papers), May 13, 2015. 

Spring a downer for the economy: APEC
Source:The Chronicle Herald/Metro, May 14, 2015

Finn Poschmann to Head Atlantic Provinces Economic Council
Source: The Chronicle Herald, May 12, 2015


Regional debt service ratios are lower than the national average
Progress Magazine, Volume 22, No.02


PEI Exports Strong
Source: The Guardian, April 25, 2015

Diversity is key to Job Growth
Source:The Journal Pioneer, April 20, 2015

P.E.I. export leader in Atlantic Canada
Source: Journal Pioneer, April 15, 2015

Think tank urges provinces to price carbon now
Source: CTV News, Canadian Press, April 7, 2015  

Is Ibbitson out to lunch or on to something
Source: Cape Breton Post, April 6, 2015


On-going push to bring back the long-form census
Source: CBC Radio (Halifax), March 2, 2015


Falling Loonie gives boost to NS
Source:, Feb. 18, 2015 

NS leads nation with $1B export increase
Source:, Feb. 9, 2015

Oil collapse clobbers NL royalties
Source:, Feb. 4, 2015

Oil plummet continues to damage N.L. economy
Source: The Telegram, February 3, 2015


Atlantic Canadians spend less on interest payments on debt 
Source: CBC, Jan. 31, 2015

Wanted: A foot in the door
Source:The Chronicle Herald, January 30, 2015 

BRIGHTON: Province should open up payday loan figures
Source: The Chronicle Herald, January 30, 2015

N.L. residents have lowest non-mortgage debt service ratio in Canada
Source: The Telegram, January 29, 2015

Maritime university grads face bigger challenges, APEC says
Source: CBC, January 5, 2015 

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