Canada’s wealth is increasingly in the west

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New statistics from StatsCan show that Toronto is still Canada’s largest metropolitan economy but there is a trend towards the western provinces contributing a higher proportion of the country’s GDP. The agency’s analysis of the 33 major metro regions reveals that over an 8 year period Regina had the highest GDP per capita at $65,404 followed by Calgary at $61,246 and Edmonton at $59,941. On a per capita basis Toronto is also beaten by Ottawa, St John’s and Saskatoon, and contributes $48,532 to GDP. Read the full story.

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