Greater Fool

Author, Garth Turner has been a member of the Canadian Parliamant for nine years, serving as Member of Parliament, Cabinet Minister (in charge of Canada Revenue Agency), national leadership contender (Progressive Conservative Party of Canada), House of Commons Standing Committee member and chairman (Consumer and Corporate Affairs, Finance), Special Advisor to the Leader of the Official Opposition. He is a member of the Privy Council of Canada. In addition, Garth is an ambitious entrepreneur – founder and CEO of Canada’s largest independent producer of network television, providing programming to CTV, Global, YTV and others. He founded and successfully operated chain of six community newspapers in Ontario as well as founded and operated eco-tourism and hospitality company aggregating and restoring heritage properties.

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Awards & Publications

Books: (14 in total) Greater Fool: The Troubled Future of Real Estate (2008) 2020 New Rules for the New Age (2002) The Defence: Guarding your Money in Uncertain Times (1998) 2015 After The Boom: Revised. How to Prosper Through the Coming Retirment Crisis (2002) The Little Book of Financial Wisdom (

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The money tap

Scott and Lisa run a four-person home reno business. Twenty-four years now. All was peachy until the virus came to town. Actually, until the CERB came to Canada. The two F/T employees asked to be temporarily laid off, so they could get an extra two...


Would you work in a warehouse in steamy Victoria for nineteen bucks an hour (plus benefits and a bonus for showing up routinely)? Yesterday on this blog Carson moaned he couldn’t find workers to do so, and that people would rather stay home on th...

Men in tights

Wall Street laid an egg one day this week. Bay Street had a cow. After surging more than 40% in history’s giddiest 50-day rally, stock markets gave back about 7% of that in a single day, before stabilizing. What to do? Easy. Ignore it. A feature ...

Save ‘The Last Dance’

  By Guest Blogger Doug Rowat . What do they say about mullets? Business in the front, party in the back? Zoom meetings during the Covid-19 lockdown have become the mullets of 2020: suit and tie for the camera, anything goes below the waist. I ha...

Pay up

Regular addicts may recall bold blog dog words such as these being published here over the last few weeks: I am one of the 700,000 Canadians not paying my mortgage at the moment.  Lately you have been bashing those deferring as not having any sav...