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Joe Oliver urged to 'reconsider' national securities regulator

MONTREAL – Montreal’s business community urged Finance Minister Joe Oliver on Wednesday to “reconsider” Ottawa’s efforts to create a national securities regulator.

“All solutions that will be chosen must respect that willingness of Montreal and Quebec to develop their competencies to regulate financial markets,” board of trade president Michel Leblanc said while introducing Oliver for his first speech in Quebec since his appointment a month ago. 386 more words

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Jim Flaherty The Man With A Calculator Where His Heart Should Have Been!

I must say that all Canadians regardless of political stripe, politicians and even the news agencies, both  gossip and more mainstream respectful adhered to some kind mourning protocol following the sudden death of finance minister Jim Flaherty and stuck to it for a while after his state funeral.  1,562 more words

Fast Facts - Grain, Trains and Autocrats: farmers pay the price of dismantling the Wheat Board

By Dean Harder

A banner 2013 crop year and some rail delays due to cold weather doesn’t account for all our grain transportation woes. Coordination of rail to ships is out of synch: a study by Quorum Corporation found that rail shipments to the West Coast are down 2 per cent from last year, but there are excess ships waiting in port. 943 more words

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City needs ‘fair resolution’ from feds on payment for services: Mayor Sam Katz

Mayor Sam Katz said Wednesday that the city is looking for a “fair and equitable resolution” when it comes to the money it gets from the federal government for supplying services to its buildings in Winnipeg. 220 more words

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Transparency, Honesty, Honor Not Practiced In Canadian Politics!

I could have easily picked Nova Scotia, Nunavut, or the North West Territories; I could have easily picked Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, or Prince Edward Island to make an example of in the picture above, because I believe that not one of these provincial premiers could lay claim to being the province that is transparent, honest, or honorable in all of its dealings with their citizens and so that makes them no better than those whose pictures are featured above. 1,373 more words

Major takes fight over housing costs to court

HALIFAX – A 24-year veteran of the Canadian military is taking the federal government to court Tuesday to recover thousands of dollars he lost on his home when he was posted to another base and got little compensation through a program that he says has caused financial hardship for dozens of members. 604 more words

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