Politicians

Getting the most out of your bond portfolio as rates rise

2018 has been challenging for fixed income investors. Three quarters into the year, the FTSE TMX Canada Universe Bond Index (Universe Bond Index) has delivered a negative total return of -0.35%, in stark contrast to the average annualized returns of 7% investors experienced over the past 20 years1. ...

Two Major U.S. Organization Sign on to Ceres & WWF AgWater Challenge

Ceres and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) have announced that Target, the U.S. general merchandise retailer with more than 1,800 stores, and Archer Daniels Midland Company, one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, have joined the AgWater Challenge. The two compa ...

Want to Keep Canadian AI Thriving?: Create a Copyright Exception for Informational Analysis

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met earlier this week with Jean-Francois Gagné, the CEO of Element AI, the Montreal-based applied artificial intelligence lab. Trudeau tweeted that the two men “talked about what Canadians are doing in AI in Montreal & across the country, and how we can keep the ind ...

Help rabble take it to the next level

Judy Rebick Dear rabble readers, Not many people know that rabble was one of the first independent journalism sites in the world. We founded rabble 17 years ago back when the internet was still young. A lot of sites have come and gone since then, but rabble is still alive and kicking, thanks to c ...

Here’s Why You Can Feel Optimistic About The Future Of Healthcare

I was invited by the PMO to participate as an expert panelist at Fortune Magazine’s #Fortune Global CEO forum in Toronto on the Global Digital Transformation of Health Care. This event brings CEO’s from around the world and was hosted by the Prime Minister in Toronto this year. This is the writ ...

How the 2008 financial crisis helped fuel today’s right-wing populism - Loonie Politics

  Ten years ago, on Oct. 3, 2008, United States President George W. Bush signed the “Troubled Assets Relief Program” (TARP) that promised $700 billion to support banks and companies that were hit by the global financial crisis. As U.S. Congress granted its support for the historic bill, it ...

Left-wing social justice warriors rewriting history - Loonie Politics

  It is important that we understand history as it was, and not how some of us wish it would be The philosopher George Santayana famously wrote in The Life of Reason: The Phases of Human Progress: “Those who cannot remember the past are . . . This content is restricted to subscribers The post Le ...

Kenney’s speech comes under scrutiny - Loonie Politics

  It’s usually a good idea to tailor your speech to the audience.  So if you’re speaking to, say a Chamber of Commerce, keep in mind what the captains of industry would find most interesting. But in politics, no matter who you are talking to, whatever you say is going to get to a wider audien ...

Ford slams PM over failure to give police the tools to test for pot

Ontario’s premier is criticizing the federal government over cannabis a day before recreational pot becomes legal, saying police aren’t equipped to reliably screen for drug-impaired driving. Doug Ford said Health Canada has only approved one device to conduct roadside tests for cannabis and ...

21 Lessons From Jeff Bezos’ Annual Letters To Shareholders

Today, Amazon is a hugely successful, precedent-breaking company. The online bookseller didn’t turn a profit for six years — today, it’s the second publicly traded company ever to hit a $1T market cap. GET THE 64-PAGE AMAZON strategy REPORT Learn how Bezos’ wisdom has shaped Amazon. ...