Calgary event offers antidote to economic chaos unfolding in Alberta

March 16 event will provide solutions to preserve your nest egg through the next crisis

Alberta is in an economic crisis with important decisions facing the province in 2019.

To better prepare Albertans for what’s lying ahead, Integrated Wealth Management is bringing together investment, economic and political experts in the Alberta Crossroads 2019 event. These experts will focus on Alberta’s economic crisis and provide solutions for people.

The event is being held on Saturday, March 16, at Mount Royal University. Organizers say speakers will talk about solutions to preserve your nest egg through the next crisis; how to prudently maximize investment returns today; opportunities in precious metals and other emerging markets; capitalizing on political and economic trends; and economic policies all Albertans should advocate for to improve our prosperity.

Organizers say the event is “an antidote to the chaos unfolding in Alberta, to protect families from being hurt further by the perfect storm of bad policy, attacks from the enviro-radicals with no push-back from the energy industry, and a blasé federal government that appears intent on killing the energy industry.”

The problems, they say, include massive job losses in the private sector and huge public sector hiring by the NDP, a struggling energy sector that hasn’t recovered with the rebound in world oil prices, no pipelines, a massive loss of confidence by large investors globally. There is also growing frustration with both the federal and provincial governments.

“Many Albertans are openly angry. The new risk: credible Alberta business and political thought leaders are making cogent arguments for separation, and there is rapidly-growing support for this idea,” say organizers.

The list of speakers for the event include:

  • Vivian Krause, a Canadian researcher, blogger and an author for the Financial Post. She began her blog, Fair Questions, in 2009 and has used it as a platform to publish her investigations of environmental organizations and charities since. She has recently received acclaim for reporting on foreign-funded efforts and environmental campaigns designed to land-lock Alberta oil which are damaging its economy,
  • Michael Campbell, host and publisher of MoneyTalks, is one of Canada’s most respected business analysts. He’s best known as the host of Canada’s top rated syndicated business radio show MoneyTalks, and Senior Business Analyst for BCTV News on Global
  • Mark Milke is an author, columnist and keynote speaker. With five books and dozens of policy studies, his work has been published by think tanks in Canada, the United States and Europe. Milke is currently an independent analyst and consultant in Calgary. His policy work includes: taxation, civil rights, private property, airline competition, insurance, aboriginal policy, government monopolies and subsidies and lighter topics such as architecture, art and hiking.
  • Josef Schachter is author of the Schachter Energy Report. He is a 40-year veteran of the Canadian investment management industry. He has experienced several exceptional and turbulent global economic and stock market cycles. With his primary focus on the energy sector, he is able to weave global political, economic and monetary issues with current energy data into a compelling story of what’s going on in the sector, what is to come, and why.

Mario Toneguzzi is a Troy Media business reporter based in Calgary. He writes for Calgary’s Business.

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