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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.

Some facts about fake news you should know

Did you hear that the Trudeau government is fast-tracking citizenship for Syrian refugees so that they'll be ready to vote for the Liberals in three years' time? And did you hear that Rachel Notley is going make solar panels mandatory on all new home

A letter from Canada to our friends, the Americans

Dear America: Hi, folks, or as some of you like to say ‘hi, y'all'! Your neighbour Canada here. Just look north, or “up”.

Changing election laws a perilous challenge

There may or may not be movement soon toward changing election laws in Alberta and across the country. The arguments over any change will continue to be guided by a search for party advantage instead of by a commitment to reasonable principles.

Free trade between provinces doesn't exits

When did beer become so important? Provincial governments fight over how much beer and other alcohol to allow across their borders. They also all want their own craft brewing industries. In one way that's rather funny.

Halloween isn't kids' stuff anymore

October is the scariest month of the year, and not just because summer is dead and winter is waiting to move in for a long spell. It's the month of Halloween or, as we used to spell it, Hallowe'en. I suspect that was the traditional (i.e.

Free trade between provinces doesn't exits

When did beer become so important? Provincial governments fight over how much beer and other alcohol to allow across their borders. They also all want their own craft brewing industries. In one way that's rather funny.

Halloween isn't kids' stuff anymore

October is the scariest month of the year, and not just because summer is dead and winter is waiting to move in for a long spell. It's the month of Halloween or, as we used to spell it, Hallowe'en. I suspect that was the traditional (i.e.

Even sophisticated investors can get scammed

A decade ago, a retired Edmonton sports media personality hired a caregiver to dress and feed him, and she earned the senior's trust to the point where she was given access to his bank account to pay off his bills.