Alberta is the engine that drives Canadian growth

Alberta is the engine that drives Canadian growth
What would Canada’s economy and public finances look like without Alberta? It wouldn’t be pretty By Ben Eisen and Steve Lafleur The Fraser Institute Troy Media During his Canada Day speech, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accidentally caused a stir by forgetting to mention Alberta when listing all of Canada’s provinces and territories. It was surely an oversight rather than intentional... Read More

Changes in financial services impacts investors

Changes in financial services impacts investors
by Derek Wood The financial services business has undergone major changes over the last 30 years. Probably the biggest change began in 1987 when banks were granted permission to own brokerage firms. Today it is estimated that between 80% and 90% of Canadian retail investment assets are under bank administration. Other changes to the investment industry that have occurred include:... Read More

Vancouver on The Bleeding Edge of Clean Technology

Vancouver on The Bleeding Edge of Clean Technology
By Ron Friesen On June 19, in his press question-and-answer session after the Finance Ministers meeting in Ottawa Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau told reporters the meeting covered several key topics. These included the state of the Canadian economy, US trade relations with Canada, taxation of cannabis and the tax fairness agenda intended to insure all Canadians pay their fair... Read More

British Columbians bracing for NDP economic hits

British Columbians bracing for NDP economic hits
By Ellsworth Dickson Vancouver radio station CKNW has reported that British Columbia’s NPD leader John Horgan wrote a letter to the president of BC Hydro asking them to stop work on the huge Site C Energy (dam) Project in northern BC. As of today (June 5), John Horgan is not even premier of the province, although he expects to be... Read More

Is BC’s New and Unnatural Political Alliance Good For Anyone?

Is BC’s New and Unnatural Political Alliance Good For Anyone?
By Ron Friesen Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd (TSX:KML) launched their IPO last week at C$17.00 per-share, then opened on the TSX this past Tuesday, May 30 at C$16.06, closing first-day trading at C$16.24. On the morning of day two trading was around C$16.05. Day three, mid-day TSX:KML has rebounded to C$16.41. Investors are showing their opinion of value, and perhaps... Read More

PyroGenesis’s Process Breakthrough Transforms Quartz to Silicon

PyroGenesis’s Process Breakthrough Transforms Quartz to Silicon
PyroGenesis Canada Inc. (OTCQB:PYRNF, TSX VENTURE:PYR) demonstrated that it can transform high purity quartz into silicon metal with its PUREVAP™ Quartz Vaporization Reactor at a lower cost, while generating less CO2 emissions than current processes. The silicon metal, solar grade silicon metal and electronic grade silicon metal markets combined was worth over US$12B in 2014 propelled by increased demand for... Read More