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SPEAKER VIDEOS - CanaData WEST Recap 2016

The Hon. Peter MacKay

MacKay gave the Journal of Commerce is take on the need to embrace pipeline projects and other energy industry initiatives, not only for economic reasons but because Canada is more stable and has a higher regard for human rights than rivals such as Russia or the OPEC states.

Central 1 senior economist Bryan Yu

Yu pointed at some positive signs in the Canadian economy, especially B.C., which is seeing growth in housing, tourism and other markets.




Mario Canseco, the vice president of public affairs for Insight West

Canseco spoke to the Journal of Commerce about the role of climate change in construction, how municipal red tape affects the industry, and what effect either candidate in the U.S. election will have on cross-border construction work.

Michael Ferreira, the managing principal at Urban Analytics

Ferreira said there was a "frenzy" in the first six months of the year, with new supply not meeting demand, but with the government getting involved with the foreign buyer tax and mortgage rules having variable impacts on the market.



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