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The slow death of Canada’s banking ombudsman

The independent dispute resolution service has been abandoned by most of the big Canadian banks

Embrace the client-focused reforms

Editorial

  • By: IE Staff
  • October 11, 2019 October 14, 2019
  • 00:05

Minority government likely

If we can get past Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s blackface picture, Green Party leader Elizabeth May’s photoshopped coffee cup and Conservative leader Andrew Scheer’s embellished…

The U.K.’s deepening wounds

Brexit isn't the only story unfolding in Britain, but it is the loudest

Midstreamers stay afloat

Companies that own oil pipelines and refineries are not affected by commodity prices

Take that, Ontario

Premier François Legault is riding a $7.5-billion surplus

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Letter: Advisors must embrace “factfulness”

Many advisors in Canada are providing the same kind of advice they offered 20 years ago

The dangers of lax oversight

Policy-makers in the financial services industry – like those in the National Hockey League, who must fix its fatally flawed approach to overseeing Canada’s favourite…

  • By: IE Staff
  • May 31, 2019 October 14, 2019
  • 00:02

Government blown off course

The budget bill is missing key measures announced in the March 22 budget

Stacked white books on rules and regulations

Regulatory costs weaken portfolio returns: IIAC

Aggressive deregulation agenda would not interfere with completion of the client-focused reforms, association president argues

Batten down the hatches

Editorial

  • By: IE Staff
  • May 3, 2019 October 14, 2019
  • 00:01
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Attack of the premiers

Andrew Scheer may lead the federal Conservatives, but Jason Kenney and Doug Ford have set the narrative for the October federal election

Focus on the achievable

Editorial

A new era of enforcement

Editorial

  • By: IE Staff
  • March 8, 2019 October 14, 2019
  • 15:01

Markets need robust rules

Editorial

  • By: IE Staff
  • February 12, 2019 October 14, 2019
  • 00:01

Populism rattles financial markets

In this age of rising populism and partisanship, the value of expertise and institutions increasingly is under siege. And that trend threatens economic growth and…

  • By: IE Staff
  • January 21, 2019 October 14, 2019
  • 00:01

“Don’t forget the budget”

The Liberals want voters to keep thinking about the budget — and not the SNC-Lavalin scandal

Why the change of heart?

The SNC-Lavalin affair deserves a royal commission, but not for the reason most people would expect

The pipeline problem

Ottawa and the provinces must deal with Indigenous peoples and investors in an open-handed way

Clients have spoken — and regulators should listen

IFIC’s recent Canadian Mutual Fund Investor Survey found that investors are very satisfied with their advisors and prefer to pay their fees indirectly

Bias on embedded commissions ban?

Investment industry players that favour a ban are either far removed from the average investor or could benefit directly from it

  • By: Mark Kent
  • July 17, 2017 October 15, 2019
  • 13:40

IIROC firms already meet the best interests of their clients

Regulators’ proposals to impose a best interests standard would be “duplicative and confusing”