Global Leaders

One-Sided Story: Lobbyist Data Shows Music, Movie and Publisher Groups Account For 80 Per cent of Registered Copyright Meetings in Canada Since 2015 Election

Canadian Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez travelled to Toronto last week, providing an opportunity for the newly-named minister to meet with cultural groups. With many of the biggest rights holder groups tweeting out the meet and greet (CMPA, Writers Guild, Access Copyright, ACTRA, ACP), the visit ...

Behind Ryerson’s Support for Site Blocking: Bell Reviewed Draft Submission, Was Warned It Did Not Represent Faculty View

Having examined how Brock University and George Brown College (part one and part two) came to support the Bell coalition website blocking plan, this post relies on Ryerson documents obtained under access to information laws to reveal how Charles Falzon, Ryerson’s Dean of Communications and Design ...

Did Prime Minister Trudeau flinch on the federal carbon price backstop?

Author: Kenneth P. Green Expect more “tweaks” to come for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s carbon price backstop with the 2019 election fast approaching. Read more about Did Prime Minister Trudeau flinch on the federal carbon price backstop? Tags:  carbon taxes carbon dioxide emi ...

Exporting The CDPQ Infra Model?

Maxime Bergeron of La Presse had a good interview with the Caisse's President and CEO, Michael Sabia and Macky Tall, President and CEO of CDPQ Infra. The interview is in French and is available here but I tried to translate it below using Google so bear with me as I did my best to tidy it up:The ne ...

CalSTRS Gains 9% in Fiscal 2017-18

Randy Diamond of Chief Investment Officer reports, CalSTRS Returns 9% for Fiscal Year:The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) saw a 9% net return in the fiscal year ending June 30, exceeding its assumed expected return of 7% by two percentage points, Chris Ailman, the system’ ...

Tariffs, earnings and politics: What’s moving markets this week?

There is no shortage of events to watch this week: The European Union and China will meet to discuss foreign investment, Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump are meeting in Finland, and U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jay Powell gives his semi-annual testimony to Congress. Bu ...

Six issues driving global markets

As I write this, early on July 9, global stocks have hit a two-week high1 and the price of copper is rallying. Markets are clearly focusing on positive data at the moment, which is a welcome change. Below, I highlight six important things that happened last week – both positive and negative – a ...

A trade war will hurt the United States the most, Trudeau advisor says

As signs of a global trade war loom larger, Canada will have little choice but to realign its economic interests towards regions like Europe and Asia, says Dominic Barton, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s top economic advisor and senior partner at McKinsey & Co. Barton claims that, so far, the in ...

Interest rate outlook: U.S. inflation should peak this summer

U.S. growth remains strong, accelerating in the second quarter versus the first quarter’s lackluster 2.2% performance.1 We expect 2018 growth of around 2.8%, with strong contributions from capital expenditures and consumption. Core inflation continues to be benign, and we see it peaking in the ne ...

Blackline Safety is still undervalued, Beacon Securities says

Following the company’s second quarter results Beacon Securities analyst Gabriel Leung is still bullish on Blackline Safety Group (TSXV:BLN). This morning, Blackline reported its Q2, 2018 results. The company lost $2.9-million on revenue of $3.8-million, a topline that was up 49 per cent over th ...