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Canada’s best credit cards for travel insurance

These days, nearly all credit cards include some kind of travel insurance. Like purchase protection, it’s an easy add-on to entice customers, but savvy Canadians know that not all insurance is created equal. Most travellers really only need to consider a few kinds of coverage: emergency medical, ...

What is Pat’s commentary for the week of May 22, 2019

Canadian investors got a welcome jolt in the news this past week, with the takeover by Onex (Toronto symbol ONEX) of WestJet Airlines (Toronto symbol WJA). The fact that Onex was ready to pay a 61% premium over WestJet’s price the day before says something about the hidden value that lurks in Can ...

Canada Pauses, Energy Drops - Market Review

Following its high on April 23 (just a few days after Options Expiration), the Canadian market endured a failed breakout. A month later, the market is still below the breakout level. The Canadian index chart looks a little bit stronger, as two pieces of good news - the surge in Westjet on buyout ...

Lobby Wrap: Onex Corp. lobbying Ottawa on WestJet deal

The private-equity firm seeking to purchase Canadian airline WestJet is lobbying Ottawa on the regulatory approval of the deal. Last week, Jeff Smith and Bruce Drysdale of Longview Communications and Public Affairs registered with the Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying on behalf of Toronto-base ...

9 ways to save on your next road trip

One of the best things about a driving holiday—besides the scenery you get to experience along the way—is that it can be inexpensive. But your choices around where to stay, what kind of vehicle you choose and even which roads you drive can quickly cause your costs to add up. So, to help you sta ...

Trade Talks Wear On The Market - Market Roundup

After a rough week of market action, hiding was difficult as the trade brush painted everything with the same colour - red. Every sector was in trouble, but the growth sectors were the weakest. While the market weakness may have surprised a few, this is now the third straight week that the d ...

Tech Talk for Monday May 13th 2019

Pre-opening comments of Monday May 13th U.S. equity index futures moved lower this morning. S&P 500 futures were down 55 points in pre-opening trade. Index futures responded to a stalemate on trade between the U.S. and China. The Shanghai Composite lost another 1.21% to 2903.71. Crude oil gained $0 ...

Just a Mis-Understanding Between Companies and Workers?

A big misunderstanding? Uber and Lyft drivers are protesting across ten U.S. cities this week, as well as in the U.K., South America and Australia, saying that the companies are treating them unfairly. The companies say that they are a great deal for the drivers, many of whom are thrilled to get a ...

Tech Talk for Wednesday May 8th 2019

Pre-opening Comments for Wednesday May 8th U.S. equity index futures were lower this morning. S&P 500 futures were down 16 points in pre-opening trade. Index futures responded partially to another 1.12% drop by the Shanghai Composite Index to 2,893.76 McKesson added $1.57 to $127.25 after reportin ...

Artists entering Canada are targeted by Canada Border Services Agency

Recently, there have been multiple incidents of Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) officers stopping artists for secondary screening.  We are aware of a number of incidents. The incidents occurred at multiple border crossings.  In all cases, the CBSA equated being an artist with being a d ...