Global Leaders

Is France's Pension Revolt Legitimate?

France24 and AFP report the French government has just unveiled a new pension plan but crippling strikes are set to continue:The legal retirement age in France will remain 62 with the new French retirement plan, but workers will need to work until 64 to get a full pension, French Prime Minister ...

CPPIB's Big Investment in India's NIIF

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) put out a press release today stating it plans to invest up to US$600 million through National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF):National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) of India and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) toda ...

What could the upcoming U.K. election mean for Brexit?

On Dec. 12, the U.K. is holding a general election, and the outcome is difficult to gauge. While the Conservative and Labour parties try to broaden the debate, the dominant theme remains Brexit. To give us a preview of this important election, I’m turning over today’s Weekly Market Compass blog ...

My Mandate Letter for the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

The first step a newly elected Prime Minister takes on the road to governing is choosing the members of cabinet and giving them their marching orders. Prime Minister Trudeau set to this task with zeal when he was first elected in the autumn of 2015, and surprised many by making the mandate letters ...

The remarkable benefits of storing customer information all in one place

Esri Canada is best known for its award-winning geographic information systems used by over ten thousand customers. But the company’s own transformation story is also putting its name on the map. Our digital transformation started in 2013 as a way to eliminate information silos in the company, sai ...

Will this week’s data confirm last week’s optimism for stocks?

Last week was a “risk on” week for the markets, with stocks rising. The MSCI All Country World Index rose during the course of the week, the S&P 500 Index came close to its all-time high, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index surged a robust 1.9%.1 U.S. Treasury yields also rose as fear dis ...

A Year-End Rally or Meltdown in the Cards?

Fred Imbert of CNBC reports that the Dow drops more than 250 points to end the week as Boeing and J&J plunge:The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell sharply on Friday, weighed down by steep losses in Boeing and Johnson & Johnson. The broader market was also pressured by a decline in Netflix shares th ...

What Was the CBC Thinking?: A Closer Look at the Video Clips in its Copyright Lawsuit Against the Conservative Party

The CBC decision to sue the Conservative Party for copyright infringement over seven clips that were either used in a campaign ad or posted to Twitter has unsurprisingly garnered considerable attention. While the CBC claims that its lawsuit was designed to defend perceptions of independence of its ...

A Chat With CAAT's CEO on DBplus

The CAAT Pension Plan (CAAT) announced it is adding two new employers to its growing list of participating employers participating in its award-wining DBplus defined benefit plan:CAAT continues to grow and diversify its membership, adding two new organizations to its growing roster of participatin ...

Why Do Canada’s Political Parties Have a Hard Time Saying No to New Internet and Wireless Taxes?

The question should be an easy, slam-dunk: will you implement new Internet or wireless taxes to support the creation of Canadian content? Given that Canada has some of the highest Internet and wireless costs in the world, rejecting new fees or taxes that would further increase those costs should no ...