Friday News Finds – June 22, 2018

By Tegan Valentine Let’s start with some breaking news out of Vienna, Austria. On Friday, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) concluded its annual meeting and announced a deal that will see oil production increase by 1 million barrels per day. OPEC is an intergovernmental organization of 14 of the world's largest oil producing nations …

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Anti-investor Reforms at the CSA

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA), an umbrella group of representatives from securities regulatory agencies across Canada, has announced that it will eliminate deferred sales charges but that it will not ban embedded commissions. The CSA is also not moving ahead with a statutory best interests duty. This duty, which would require investment advisers to act honestly and in good …

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Friday News Finds – June 1, 2018

By Tegan Valentine Hello and welcome back to Top Five Friday Finds - the weekly series in which we share five of the business news stories that dominated the papers (and our conversations) this week. Let’s start things off with one of the week’s bigger stories. On Thursday the Trump administration announced its decision to slap Canada, Mexico …

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Friday News Finds – May 25, 2018

By Tegan Valentine Hello and welcome back to Top Five Friday Finds - the weekly series in which we share five of the business news stories that dominated the papers (and our conversations) this week. The federal government has spoken and it appears that Canadian construction company Aecon Group Inc. will notbe sold to China’s CCCC International Holding Ltd. …

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The importance of regulatory oversight of proxy advisory firms

By Anita Anand  Originally posted in The Globe and Mail.  Historically, the main threat of regulatory reproach facing public companies was a visit from the securities commission. Now there is another wolf at the door: the proxy advisory firm. These firms play an important role in monitoring public companies, but the extent of their growing influence …

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Friday News Finds – May 18, 2018

By Tegan Valentine Hello and welcome back to Top Five Friday Finds - the weekly series in which we share five of the business news stories that dominated the papers (and our conversations) this week. Big changes are happening at Calgary-based Enbridge Inc. On Thursday, Enbridge announced a restructuring plan that will see it offer $11.4 billion in …

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