WikiLeaks: Prentice was ready to curb oilsands

WikiLeaks: Prentice was ready to curb oilsandsFormer environment minister Jim Prentice told U.S. Ambassador David Jacobson that he was prepared to step in and impose tougher regulations on the oilsands if the industry damaged Canada’s green reputation, according to a cable released by WikiLeaks. “[Prentice] noted that if industry did not take voluntary measures and if the provincial government did not set more stringent regulations, he would step in and press federal environmental legislation,” according to…

December 22, 2010

Gun tracing regulations delayed third time

Gun tracing regulations delayed third timeThe Harper government has once again delayed implementation of regulations that police say they need to quickly trace guns used in crimes. The government quietly posted a notice last Tuesday — one day before the firearms marking regulations were to have come into force — disclosing that implementation has been postponed until Dec. 1, 2012. This is the third time the Harper government has delayed the regulations, which were created…

December 5, 2010

Proposed Federal Securities Regulator – Little Help for the Individual Investor

Proposed Federal Securities Regulator - Little Help for the Individual InvestorWorth reading:‘s Proposed Canadian Securities Act and investor protection: a failing grade. The thoughtful, detailed analysis and judgment of the proposed move by the federal government to create a national securities regulator shows how little improvement there really is likely to be for the individual investor in solving key problems: high fees for mutual funds, costly access to government of Canada securities, lack of fiduciary responsibility by the industry…

June 22, 2010

A national regulator? It’s about time.

A national regulator? It's about time.The government is about to unveil plans surrounding a national securities regulator. Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is expected to unveil a government plan Wednesday to create a single Canadian securities regulator. Currently, each province and territory runs its own regulator… It’s about freakin’ time. I’ve had my mutual funds license since about 1994/95. And let me tell you, it’s a major pain in the ass when you’re dealing with a…

May 26, 2010