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NAFTA 2.0 won’t end trade disputes

Protectionism in the U.S. may not be as severe as it was in 1930, but it remains very much a part of that country's DNA

The brokerage business’s remarkable resilience

Editorial

  • By: IE Staff
  • April 27, 2018 April 25, 2018
  • 00:01

Is Big Tech getting too big?

Technology giants such as Facebook and Alphabet dominate the economy. Can limits be placed on that dominance?

One out of three is not good

Editorial

  • By: IE Staff
  • March 29, 2018 March 29, 2018
  • 00:01

The budget deserves a closer look

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

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

Editorial

  • 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

Editorial

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

Now is the time for major improvements

Editorial

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

The art of doing nothing

Editorial

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

On ethics and suit lapels

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

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

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

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