Oil sands take over center stage
Conference Board of Canada bets on C$105B in upstream, upgrader spending over 10 years; by 2008 annual spending at C$15 billion; worker shortfall could hit 350,000 by 2025
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Chalk up another resounding vote of confidence in the Alberta oil sands.
The Conference Board of Canada has pinned a price tag of C$105 billion on new mining and upgrader projects over the next decade, up more than two-thirds from the past 10 years and greater than any other agency has forecast.
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