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Prairie Provinces Propelled by Oil and Gas Leading Economic Growth This Year, New Report Says

The Conference Board of Canada says the Prairie provinces will likely be the top economic performers this year, even as the Bank of Canada's inflation-fighting measures quell the country's overall economic output. 

In a new report looking at factors that will drive Canada's provincial economies between 2022 and 2024, the not-for-profit think tank says Saskatchewan will lead the country with real growth of 7.6 per cent this year and Alberta will see a 4.9 per cent gain. The report also says the oil and gas sector will propel the Saskatchewan and Alberta economies through 2024. 

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