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Pharmacare a promise Trudeau might come to regret

The Liberals’ re-election prospects look promising thanks to the co-operation of Big Pharma

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Carbon tax ruling may set off years of turf fighting between the feds and provinces

The ruling appears to have given Ottawa the national policy leverage it has long coveted

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Cases are up at OBSI, but client compensation is down

Both the number and average size of successful complaints about investment firms dropped in 2020

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Letter: Time for a national voice for Main Street investors

An investor advisory council would allow retail investors to speak on their own behalf and promote active dialogue between regulators and investors, writes Ken Kivenko

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Opinion: Budget likely a political success that could haunt Liberals later

The Liberals are trying to consolidate support among progressive voters by poaching NDP policy, writes Gord McIntosh

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Take strategic advantage of ETF tax traits

Make the most of ETFs’ potential by understanding how they’re taxed

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Letter: Industry has made significant progress on strategic issues throughout pandemic

Rebounding equities markets and continued demand for wealth services were major factors in strong industry performance, writes Ian Russell

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Working from home made tech ETFs one of 2020’s most exciting investments

Forward-thinking investors may want to consider adding technology ETFs to their portfolios


Letter: Investment industry well-positioned for the post-Covid recovery

Strong performance in 2020 bodes well for the year ahead, writes Ian Russell

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Letter: CCMR needs a strategic approach

Either develop a plan to complete the project, or scrap it entirely, writes Ian Russell

  • By: Ian Russell
  • October 14, 2020 October 14, 2020
  • 11:47
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Why aren’t advisors using ETFs in their portfolios?

Examining five reasons why advisors say they aren’t using ETFs

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Letter: Fundamental changes to regulatory landscape in the air

The interests of portfolio managers' clients are better protected under the current system of regulatory oversight, argues PMAC president

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Letter: Time to act on structural reform

Ian Russell responds to comments on his opinion piece on SRO consolidation

Starting the decade off right


  • By: IE Staff
  • January 17, 2020 January 14, 2020
  • 00:02

Securities law must be reviewed


  • By: IE Staff
  • November 15, 2019 November 14, 2019
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Merging the SROs is not the answer


Understanding the role of indexes in today’s markets

Help your clients understand indexes and the ETFs that track them

Getting better with age: ETFs turn 30

A look back at how the ETF landscape has evolved — and what to expect from the years to come

From 1987 to 2020: perspectives on bear markets

It is virtually impossible to predict the opportune time to exit or re-enter the stock market

Letter: What’s the rush to merge IIROC and MFDA?

SRO reform should serve the public interest and investors’ needs, writes John Carson of FAIR Canada

Letter: SROs at a crossroads

Investors want regulation that will watch their back and a regulator they can trust, writes Ken Kivenko

Letter: Proposed rules on vulnerable clients need clarification

The CSA framework is an important first step, but more details are required, writes the vice president of IIAC