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Action needed on shrinking bank shelves

Editorial: By narrowing product lineups to proprietary funds alone, the banks are vulnerable to critics who allege their overwhelming market power stifles competition

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B.C.’s summer of fire

The province could spend upward of $600 million just to fight the wildfires

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An ambitious plan for SRO reform

Editorial: There’s a lot to do, and much of it is easier said than done

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Overcoming mistrust is key to retaining new retail investors

Editorial: Can the investment industry convert fun-loving Redditors into long-term investors?

  • By: IE Staff
  • June 14, 2021 June 14, 2021
  • 00:02
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The dream of home ownership is unsustainable

Ottawa is missing in action on the red-hot housing market

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DSC demise must spur innovation

Editorial: The challenge for the industry is to devise a revolutionary new way to serve clients

  • By: IE Staff
  • May 17, 2021 June 14, 2021
  • 00:02

Kenney has few fans as Covid woes worsen

Alberta’s premier faces widespread disapproval — among both voters and members of his own caucus

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Weird and wonky, but workable

Editorial: It’s finally time to learn to stop worrying and love the CSA

  • By: IE Staff
  • April 19, 2021 June 14, 2021
  • 00:02
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Horgan steering through a tight spot with Site C

Some argue the NDP has mismanaged a massive project inherited from the previous Liberal government

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Futureproof with pandemic profits

Editorial: What should returning to normal look like for the investment industry?

  • By: IE Staff
  • March 22, 2021 March 19, 2021
  • 00:02
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Notes from underground

An abnormal silence has fallen in Toronto’s PATH, which connects the financial district

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“Meme stocks” challenge regulators

Editorial: The challenge for regulators is to find a way to police misinformation in an online world

  • By: IE Staff
  • February 22, 2021 February 24, 2021
  • 00:02
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Liberals heading for an election win

A spring election victory seems likely, but the one after could be tough

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Regulators have raised their own bar

Editorial: Ideally, the pandemic will serve as a catalyst for innovation

  • By: IE Staff
  • January 25, 2021 January 22, 2021
  • 00:02
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Quebec adapts to living with Covid-19

The finance minister says the economy is in better shape than expected, but will cities ever be the same?

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We ignore experts at our peril

Editorial: The consequences of disregarding expertise have become evident

  • By: IE Staff
  • December 14, 2020 December 10, 2020
  • 00:02
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Freeland’s economic statement a political winner

The opposition parties didn’t know what to make of the Liberal spending plan

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SROs need an overhaul, not a merger

Editorial: Recent consultation on reforming the SRO framework reveals that a full-scale renovation is needed

  • By: IE Staff
  • November 23, 2020 December 11, 2020
  • 00:02
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B.C. NDP’s gamble pays off

More seats come with more problems as the province tackles financial and environmental challenges

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Bracing for unrest in the U.S.

Editorial: Financial advisors should prepare clients for the very real potential for civil unrest

  • By: IE Staff
  • November 2, 2020 November 24, 2020
  • 00:02
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As Alberta reels, Kenney’s approval rating plummets

Voters are unimpressed with the premier's response to the pandemic and low oil prices

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Ontario adds insult to injury

Editorial: In the midst of a global pandemic, Ontario's decision to allow DSCs looks worse than ever

  • By: IE Staff
  • October 9, 2020 November 24, 2020
  • 00:01
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Throne speech borrows from Pearson years, but will it work?

The Liberals are betting that today’s voters, like those of the ’60s, are ready for change

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Time to act on the CCMR

Editorial: If the political will to carry the CCMR to fruition exists, now is the time to use it

  • By: IE Staff
  • September 21, 2020 November 24, 2020
  • 00:01
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Election or no election, the campaign has begun

Watch for the Sept. 23 throne speech to include promises easily repackaged into an election platform