Construction

Canada’s Response to the Coronavirus: Better than the US, Worse than EU

How does Canada’s fiscal response to the coronavirus stack up so far relative to the rest of the world? Data compiled by the IMF suggests that the totality of Ottawa’s announced measures rank somewhere in the middle among major western economies. Part of the measurement challenges involve di ...

Canada-U.S. Border to remain closed to non-essential travel until June 21, 2020

Canada has indicated that the Canada-U.S. border will remain closed to non-essential travel until June 21, 2020.  “Non-essential” travel includes travel that is considered as tourism or recreational in nature. The restrictions may be extended again.  On March 21, the restrictions on essential ...

Seasonal Residents Entering Canada Must Prepare a List of Personal Effects Prior to Crossing

On May 20, 2020, Prince Edward Island’s Premier, Dennis King, announced that the province will begin the approval process for seasonal residents starting on June 1, 2020. In order to be approved, seasonal residents must show that they are the owners of the residence in P.E.I., and must also guara ...

Caisse buying North American infrastructure developer

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is purchasing infrastructure developer and operator Plenary Americas, the North American branch of Plenary Group Ltd. As part ... ...

OSP.PR.A Downgraded to Pfd-5(low) by DBRS

DBRS has announced that it: downgraded the rating of the Preferred Shares issued by Brompton Oil Split Corp. (the Company) to Pfd-5 (low) from Pfd-5. As of March 5, 2020, the downside protection available to Preferred Shareholders was –18.3%. It has been gradually decreasing since the last review ...

PVS.PR.H Soft on Good Volume

Partners Value Split Corp. has announced (on March 2, although not yet on their website): the completion of its previously announced issue of 6,000,000 Class AA Preferred Shares, Series 10 (the “Series 10 Preferred Shares”) at an offering price of $25.00 per Series 10 Preferred Share, raising g ...

Tech Talk for Tuesday March 3rd 2020

Pre-opening Comments for Tuesday March 3rd U.S. equity index futures were higher this morning. S&P futures were up 16 points in pre-opening trade. G7 central bank members confirmed this morning that they are willing to take measures as needed to offset a slowdown in economies related to the corona ...

Tech Talk for Monday March 2nd 2020

Pre-opening comments for Monday March 2nd U.S. equity index futures were lower this morning. S&P 500 futures were down 10 points in pre-opening trade. Index futures moved in a wide range overnight. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures initially moved sharply lower, then sharply higher, then sharply ...

Recognition of informal gatherings of place and space

To what extent should urban neighbourhoods and local businesses be impacted by the construction of transit or other infrastructure projects? ...

Sustainalytics launches series of ESG indicators in new data product

Research and ratings firm Sustainalytics is launching a set of environmental, social and governance indicators aimed at helping investors with security selection, portfolio construction, risk and ... ...