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The budget deserves a closer look

Not long ago, journalists would spend a week or more parsing and analyzing the budget document

Time to follow the U.S. on seniors’ issues


  • By: IE Staff
  • March 1, 2018 March 2, 2018
  • 00:04

Whither the Opposition?

The Liberals survived a terrible autumn in Parliament. Yet, they appear entrenched in power

The irony of pipeline politics

Killing the Trans Mountain pipeline puts climate change strategy in jeopardy

Between a dam and a hard place

After approving a controversial capital project, B.C.'s government must face the wrath of environmentalists

Here we go again

Every five or so years, someone pitches the idea that Halifax needs a professional sports team

A chance to prove your worth


  • February 15, 2018 March 2, 2018
  • 00:02

Trudeau’s cockiness on NAFTA

Would the Americans be willing to ease up on their NAFTA demands if Canada were to back off on its WTO complaint?

Balancing revolution and risk


  • February 5, 2018 February 5, 2018
  • 00:02

On ethics and suit lapels

Trudeau, sanctioned over his 2016 vacation, was hardly the first prime minister to run afoul of ethical standards

Now is the time for major improvements


  • By: IE Staff
  • January 15, 2018 January 23, 2018
  • 00:01

Don’t write off NAFTA yet

Finding enough support in Congress to eliminate a program that has benefited significant numbers of Americans is next to impossible

The art of doing nothing


  • By: IE Staff
  • December 22, 2017 January 16, 2018
  • 00:40

Technology, regulation and competition


  • By: IE Staff
  • December 1, 2017 January 16, 2018
  • 00:30

A woeful record on diversity


  • By: IE Staff
  • November 14, 2017 January 16, 2018
  • 00:40

Guest column: Clients, tax and caution

With revamped enforcement powers and the international exchange of information, the CRA is ramping up to pursue impugned tax-motivated investments

Guest column: Theories are no match for reality

More in-depth research is needed at the account level to understand the full implications of regulation on advisors' compensation

Guest column: “Best interest” standard not needed

The carve-outs for any proposed best interest standard to avoid adverse market consequences would be extensive and complicated

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 January 18, 2018
  • 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”

Explanations are needed — please

How will removing embedded commissions enhance the client experience? And how will a fiduciary standard work exactly?

  • By: Don Janzen
  • August 15, 2016 January 16, 2018
  • 16:20