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Thursday, August 20, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Risky business

In the wake of this summer’s chaos in Greece, the sudden crash of the Chinese stock market, and persistently weak commodities prices, Canadian foreign investors are facing new challenges to keep existing assets viable while discovering new opportunities. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 23, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Women on board

The mining industry is a significant contributor to Canada’s GDP and a significant employer across Canada, providing the largest proportion of high-paying and skilled jobs of all industrial sectors in Canada. Due to the richness of its natural resources, Canada is a world leader in the global production of 11 major minerals and metals. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 16, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

First Nation calls on United Nations

It’s the energy sector’s equivalent of a David vs. Goliath battle but it’s too early to tell if an Alberta First Nation has a big enough stone in its slingshot. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 16, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Full fallout of Iran nuclear deal yet to be seen

The July 14 signing of a nuclear agreement designed to lift sanctions against Iran and bring it back into world economic markets as a major oil producer could potentially spur trade and investment in Canada’s energy sector, observers say, but much will depend on business and political variables. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 16, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Environmental law centre director says Canada a ‘laggard’ now

Calvin Sandborn, legal director of the environmental law centre at the University of Victoria’s faculty of law, says one of the most striking things to come out of the recent climate summit in Toronto of state and provincial leaders from across the Americas is how much of a “laggard” Canada has become. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 16, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Analysts brace for recession confirmation

Domestic and in particular international pressures have taken their toll on the Canadian economy, leading to a widespread expectation that 2015 second-quarter data due later this summer will show the country in a technical recession after two quarters of GDP contraction. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 16, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Privacy commissioner wants more information out there

British Columbia Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has called on the provincial government and other public bodies in the province to proactively disclose information in the public interest, regardless of any urgency to do so. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 09, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Trudeau vows action, but unclear on ‘carbon pricing’ details

Federal Liberal party leader Justin Trudeau has pledged to introduce a carbon pricing regime across Canada should he become prime minister after the October federal election. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 16, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Between boom and bust

I always say you can tell you’re at the peak of the market when your cab driver starts offering you stock tips. Likewise, I now say you can probably tell you’re at the bottom of the market when mining companies start transforming themselves into medical marijuana producers. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 22, 2015 @ 07:00 PM

Bad time for limitation periods

A reclusive billionaire. A private island — complete with a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course — with a 5,000 square-foot home, private wharf, trout pond, guest cottages, and a mock-western town. A mysterious past as a munitions facility. ... [read more]