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Tories’ advantage slipping away

The Conservatives seemed to be depending on a damning report on SNC-Lavalin

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Remaining Tory blue

Lack of progress on pipelines and cheap oil are not enough to sway right-leaning Albertans

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B.C. holds promise, peril

Voters are focused on cost-of-living issues ahead of the federal election

  • By: Brian Lewis
  • September 20, 2019 October 31, 2019
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Nova Scotia’s election blahs

On the East Coast, the pre-election scuffles have been small and quickly doused

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The “advice gap” is already here

Smaller and "mass market" investors receive little in return for the money they pay for financial advice

  • By: IE Staff
  • August 23, 2019 October 31, 2019
  • 00:02
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Climate a priority with voters

Whoever wins the next federal election will have to deal with environmental issues

The dangers of lax oversight

Policy-makers in the financial services industry – like those in the National Hockey League, who must fix its fatally flawed approach to overseeing Canada’s favourite…

  • By: IE Staff
  • May 31, 2019 November 12, 2019
  • 00:02

Government blown off course

The budget bill is missing key measures announced in the March 22 budget

Batten down the hatches


  • By: IE Staff
  • May 3, 2019 November 12, 2019
  • 00:01
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Attack of the premiers

Andrew Scheer may lead the federal Conservatives, but Jason Kenney and Doug Ford have set the narrative for the October federal election

Focus on the achievable


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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 November 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

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Markets need robust rules


  • By: IE Staff
  • February 12, 2019 November 12, 2019
  • 00:01
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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 November 12, 2019
  • 00:01
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Advantage: Trudeau – for now


National regulator losing its lustre


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

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