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“Don’t forget the budget”

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

A new era of enforcement


  • By: IE Staff
  • March 8, 2019 April 12, 2019
  • 15:01
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Why the change of heart?

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

Wall Street Bull bronze sculpture in the Financial District in Manhattan

Markets need robust rules


  • By: IE Staff
  • February 12, 2019 April 12, 2019
  • 00:01
Mountain Range in British Columbia`

The pipeline problem

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

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 April 12, 2019
  • 00:01
Rideau Canal skating rink, Parliament of Canada in winter

Advantage: Trudeau – for now


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Dear Investment Executive reader

We apologize for this week’s web troubles

  • By: IE Staff
  • December 7, 2018 April 13, 2019
  • 09:15

National regulator losing its lustre


  • November 23, 2018 April 12, 2019
  • 00:01

Getting emotional about carbon

Pierre Trudeau learned in 1972 that he could be a prophet or a politician, but he couldn't be both

RI is the future of investing


  • November 9, 2018 April 12, 2019
  • 00:01
flags of usa and china painted on cracked wall

Out of chaos, a strategy

With trade deals revised, the U.S. looks determined to remake the world’s trading system to isolate China

Sector must embrace reforms


  • October 26, 2018 April 12, 2019
  • 00:01

Disclosure is severely limited


Inviting damage to investor confidence


  • By: IE Staff
  • September 21, 2018 April 12, 2019
  • 00:01

Tories have much to learn

Maxime Bernier's comment that his former party seems to have lost its soul has some validity

USMCA won’t end trade spats

The negotiations that wound up on Sept. 30 are likely to be only the first in a litany of disputes with Washington

Harsh lessons for Trudeau

The Trans Mountain Pipeline decision and NAFTA negotiations may lead to major policy changes for Canada

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 April 13, 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”