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A brief history of the PM and the POTUS

Politics, the saying goes, makes strange bedfellows … and you don't get any stranger than Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau. Sometime this month, the U.S. president is expected to meet with our prime minister.

'Unite the right' not as simple as it sounds

The Alberta Progressive Conservative leadership campaign has produced some unusual results. One candidate, Sandra Jansen, left the party to become a New Democrat MLA. Jason Kenney makes a better fit with the Wildrose party but is running as a PC.

What the Trump effect could mean to Canada

The personal finances of Canadians -- their pension plans, individual retirement savings, where they vacation and where they buy or sell property – will be greatly affected in 2017 by uncertainty caused by things happening outside of Canada, particul

A brief history of the PM and the POTUS

Politics, the saying goes, makes strange bedfellows … and you don't get any stranger than Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau. Sometime this month, the U.S. president is expected to meet with our prime minister.

What the Trump effect could mean to Canada

The personal finances of Canadians -- their pension plans, individual retirement savings, where they vacation and where they buy or sell property – will be greatly affected in 2017 by uncertainty caused by things happening outside of Canada, particul

Alberta has already had its populist moment

A big political win is like a trend in the stock market or in house prices: a lot of people want to pile on board. It's not surprising to see Canadians trying to take lessons from the Brexit vote and Donald Trump's presidential election.

2017: The year in preview

Enough of this looking back stuff. Let's look ahead to what to expect in 2017. Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th, and possibly last, President of the United States.

Navigating the 'decumulation' maze is a puzzle

Most people are consumed with the accumulation phase of saving for retirement — where to find the money, what type of accounts to put it into, and into which asset classes.

When 'expert advice' isn't

The greatest number of complaints received by the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) comes from people saying they were put into unsuitable investments by the financial advisors they trusted.

NDP economics much the same as PCs

Some Alberta businesses really seem to be letting down the side. They're actually investing money in Alberta.