Category Archives: Financial

Canadian Government proposing replacing the National Energy Board Regulator via Bill-C69 and appointing board members and high paid CEO

March 30 2019 – Various news sources plus commentary Here is an update on the status of Bill-C69, a collection of news articles, details of the appointments and some commentary. This bill passed in the house with Liberal majority and … Continue reading

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China threatens the democratic world order and Canada can’t be a weak link – Macleans

Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a signing ceremony with Dominican Republic’s President Danilo Medina (not pictured) at the Great Hall of the People on November 2, 2018 in Beijing, China. (Thomas Peter-Pool/Getty Images) https://www.macleans.ca/opinion/china-poses-a-challenge-to-the-democratic-world-order-and-canada-cant-be-a-weak-link/

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Three tobacco corporations guilty of concealing risks of smoking ordered to pay over $13.5 Billion in damages and granted creditor protection

Imperial Tobacco spokesman Eric Gagnon speaks to reporters on March 1, 2019. RYAN REMIORZ/THE CANADIAN PRESS — “Earlier this month, the Quebec Court of Appeal upheld a 2015 ruling in a lower court that found the tobacco companies (Imperial Tobacco, … Continue reading

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Federal watchdog unable to reliably estimate scope of Canada’s money-laundering problem: report

MARCH 13 2019 – UPDATED – Globe and Mail https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/british-columbia/article-federal-watchdog-unable-to-reliably-estimate-scope-of-canadas-money

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Manitoba deficit battle includes warning to school boards on costs

Classroom Louis Riel School Division school taxes will go up about 3.5 per cent for 2018-2019. (Shutterstock/Syda Productions) — Mar 7 2019 – Various news articles and added commentary. The Manitoba government’s 2019 – 2020 budget expected to require School … Continue reading

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Justice, jobs and SNC-Lavalin: How much does the engineering giant matter to the economy?

The new Champlain Bridge, seen under construction on Feb. 28, is among SNC’s largest federal contracts. CHRISTINNE MUSCHI/THE GLOBE AND MAIL — Commentary Many of the public and in government are saying there should not be two sets of rules … Continue reading

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The dark side of some industry disruptors

Sponsored ad on Facebook Feb 25 2019 – Kevin Yaworski – Concerned Citizen I had noticed several of my friends had liked SkipTheDishes on Facebook and now I am seeing their sponsored ads. I don’t want to judge them. I … Continue reading

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