Category Archives: Ethics

Sept. 1: Keynote Assn. Certified Fraud Examiners 2015

I have been invited by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners to speak at their annual worldwide 2015 conference in Ottawa. this is the top anti-fraud professionals and they are meeting to network and discover the latest techniques and tools in the fight against fraud. The conference begins August 30 to September 4 and will… Read More

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About a rogue trader, a rogue nation and a rogue husband

In National Post April 24 Stories about a rogue trader, rogue nation-state and rogue husband captured headlines this week and raised more questions than they answered. American prosecutors this week would have the world believe that a day trader, operating out of his parents’ modest semi-detached under Heathrow Airport’s flight path, singlehandedly sparked the trillion-dollar… Read More

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Uber, Airbnb not in public interest yet

Uber and Airbnb are the darlings of Silicon Valley whose founders describe themselves as technology companies and pioneers of the “sharing economy.” But I don’t buy it. The shared economy — multiple use of assets — is an old model and cabs, Zip Car and hotels have been around for some time. Airbnb and Uber… Read More

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Jan. 15 Kingsdale Shareholder Services conference

I’m one of many panelists who will appear at the 2015 Governance conference sponsored by Kingsdale a prominent Canadian activist/proxy services company. The event is invitation only and will be held at St. Andrew’s Club and Conference Center in Toronto and super-stars such as Patrice Merrin-Best (Glencor director) and Paul Hilal of Pershing Square will… Read More

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Railways need to be as regulated as airlines

Railways are transforming North America’s energy sector and are, coincidentally, helping to save Canada’s and North Dakota’s bacon. That’s because the train infrastructure has helped bypass the pipeline bottlenecks that threaten to impede the oil booms underway in the U.S. and Canada. The political flashpoint has been the Keystone XL scheme, delayed due to Washington’s… Read More

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