Corporate Calgary ready to trade pipeline, tax protests for Stampede partying

Corporate Calgary ready to trade pipeline, tax protests for Stampede partying
CALGARY — After months of taking to the streets to demand pipeline project approvals and rallying last month to call for lower property tax increases, Calgary’s business community is looking forward to heading outside for pancakes and parties as the Calgary Stampede kicks off this week. Windows and patios in the downtown have been sprouting cowboy-themed murals and rough-wood fake fencing for weeks but... Read More

International forum: Don’t expect cheap money to do it all

International forum: Don’t expect cheap money to do it all
FRANKFURT — Stocks have risen on expectation of more help from central banks, but an international forum of central bankers warned Sunday that monetary authorities like the global economic recovery can’t just rely on more support from the likes of the U.S. Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank to get past its current shaky stretch. The admonition from the... Read More

Industry watchdog pushing for safeguards for vulnerable investors

Industry watchdog pushing for safeguards for vulnerable investors
TORONTO — One of the watchdogs for Canada’s investment industry says it’s working towards creating regulatory safeguards for clients who may be targets of financial exploitation, particularly seniors. The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada says a survey done for IIROC found wide public support for having tools and rules in place to protect vulnerable clients. The idea of having a “trusted contact” on file, who can... Read More