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Tough times, rising costs have chewed up 25% of Canada’s small investment firms: IIAC


TORONTO — Restructuring and consolidation in a tough economy and escalating regulatory costs have led to the disappearance or reconstitution of a full 25 per cent of investment firms in Canada during the past three years, according to the Investment Industry Association of Canada. More than 50 boutique firms are gone, …

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When ‘social licence’ costs become unbearable


Social licences have become the cornerstone of Justin Trudeau’s thought-provoking policy about energy-project developments. They have also become a main reason why western provinces and the business community have started to doubt the prime minister’s leadership and his willingness to stand for a healthy energy sector. To begin with, nobody …

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