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OrganiGram is cheap compared to its pot peers, Canaccord Genuity says

With one of the lowest valuations among its cannabis peers, Moncton, New Brunswick’s OrganiGram Holdings (TSXV:OGI) should be a good pick up, says Matt Bottomley, analyst for Canaccord Genuity, who on Tuesday reiterated his “Speculative Buy” recommendation and $5.50 price target. On Tuesday, ...

Job Guarantee In The News

The Job Guarantee -- a key part of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) -- is back in the news. Unfortunately, I am tied up with other projects, so I am not about to launch an in-depth analysis of the proposal. I would instead point the interested reader to the report: "Public Service Employment: A Path to ...

Homelessness and agriculture: Finding collective solutions to diverse issues

Environment Food & Health Perhaps it is because I am not that accustomed to walking through the inner city of Toronto or any city for that matter, or perhaps it is because I walked that inner city on some particularly cold and grey days recently… but it was an eyeopener walking from Union Sta ...

Quebec Writers Group Calls for an End to Copyright Exceptions: “Only Where Access is Otherwise Impossible”

The Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology continues its year-long review of copyright this week with a mix of witnesses from education, libraries, writers, and publishers.  The Union des écrivaines et des écrivains québécois (UNEQ), which represents Quebec-based writers, appea ...

Quebec court rules 50% +1 is all that is required to separate - Loonie Politics

  It might have gone under your radar, but Canadian Unity and the federal government were delivered a crushing blow last week.  The Quebec Superior Court ruled that Bill 99, Lucien Bouchard’s response to the Clarity Act, was indeed constitutional. Of course, you could be forgiven for having mis ...

Dollar Regains Luster, but Consolidation Likely Ahead of Key Events and Data

The US dollar reversed lower yesterday after US yields softened and equities tumbled.  However, the greenback has bounced back, and has extended its gains against the major currencies except the euro and sterling.  The on-the-run and generic US 10-year yields are edging above 3%. Despite a ...

When your dead spouse’s debt is your debt

Q: My father passed away recently leaving about $20,000 in credit card debts. We had no idea that he was having trouble paying his bills and the extent to which he was borrowing.  Now we are worried about what impact this will have on my mother’s finances. Can the creditors demand payment from ...

The Toronto attack brought out the worst dregs of the far right

April 25, 2018 Politics in Canada US Politics World Far right vents its spleen in wake of Yonge Street massacre Shortly after the horrific events in Toronto, some folks took to social media complaining about our ‘weak’ government. They claimed the suspect belongs to a group they distrust and ...

Are the returns to university education falling?

Prices are determined by supply and demand. The supply of university-educated Canadians, relative to the supply of college or high school graduates, is increasing. University participation rates have been climbing for decades (Source: CAUT): Canada's points based immigration system, which prioriti ...

Ryerson Appoints Wastewater Expert as New VP, Research and Innovation

At the start of April, Ryerson University welcomed Steven Liss as the new vice-president, research and innovation. An internationally recognized researcher from Queen’s University, in the area of environmental biotechnology and water and wastewater microbiology, he will guide the Ryerson resear ...