Why Alberta's corporate tax cut might not keep investment at home

Why Alberta's corporate tax cut might not keep investment at home

Alberta’s first budget under Premier Jason Kenney this week was filled with deep cuts across the board, with few departments were spared. The cuts, though, also extended to taxes. A slash of the corporate tax rate for all businesses, from 12 to eight per cent by 2022-23, is Kenney’s main strategy to lure investment to the province, […]

Ontario Teachers’ makes first innovation platform investment in SpaceX

Ontario Teachers’ makes first innovation platform investment in SpaceX

TORONTO – The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan says it has invested in Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX), a designer, manufacturer and operator of advanced rockets and spacecraft. The pension fund manager did not disclose the size of the investment, the first done through its Teachers’ Innovation Platform (TIP) that it launched in April. […]

Fraudulent Investment Scheme

Fraudulent Investment Scheme

The Bank of Canada (“Bank”) has become aware of a fraudulent investment scheme on the part of World Way Capital (“WWC”). WWC is presenting a fraudulent Deposit Guarantee/Investor Compensation sheet dated February 2019 to potential investors, purporting that the Bank will guarantee deposits (in US$ and cryptocurrencies). WWC is also presenting a false partnership agreement […]

Economic progress depends on business investment

Economic progress depends on business investment

Investment in digital economy, services to lead the way In recent years, companies have not been spending as much as we had expected, in part because they are worried that global trade conflict could disrupt their business. Our aging population and competitiveness issues are also holding back decisions to upgrade or expand capacity in Canada. […]

Boycotting the U.S. may be harmful to your investment returns

Boycotting the U.S. may be harmful to your investment returns

Many Canadians are unhappy with U.S. President Donald Trump’s escalating trade war with our country. So they’re fighting back in their own small way. Some are boycotting U.S. produce – easy to do in the summer, not so much so in January. Some are refusing to buy California wine. Others are searching for “Made in […]

Investment clubs a worthwhile entry point into the market

Investment clubs a worthwhile entry point into the market

By Dan HealingThe Canadian Press Mon., Nov. 13, 2017 CALGARY—Some see it as a throwback to another era, but a group of 20-something Calgary engineers say they heartily recommend membership in an investment club after running one for three years. A well-worn copy of a Canadian Investment Institute book called How to Start and Run […]

When an investment seems too good to be true: Vaz-Oxlade

When an investment seems too good to be true: Vaz-Oxlade

By Gail Vaz-OxladeSpecial to the Star Sun., Nov. 12, 2017 Paula called me up recently to tell me that she’d lost a bunch of money leveraging an investment using her credit cards. She was bawling. Living on a fixed income, she was just getting by. She’d been told that monthly charges to her credit card […]

Getting Down to Business: Investment and the Economic Outlook

Available as: PDF Introduction Thank you for the invitation to speak here today. My colleagues and I routinely consult the business community, and I welcome the opportunity to share our economic outlook with you and listen to your views. This consultation process is an important ingredient in our policy making. To achieve our monetary policy […]

Keep your investment fortunes on track for the new year: Pape

Did you make any New Year’s resolutions this year? Did anyone you know? Probably not. No one seems to bother any more because any resolutions that are made typically don’t last a week. So I’m not going to suggest any financial resolutions in this first column of 2017. I will, however, offer a checklist of […]