Articles

Federal Liberals Table 2017 Budget

Authored By: Simon Laxon | Publish Date: 03/23/2017

Bill Morneau has tabled his second budget as Liberal Finance Minister. While there is little new with respect to retirement and pension plans, there are some items that are of interest to employers and benefit plan sponsors and administrators.

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Labour And Capital In The Age Of Trump

Authored By: Erik Weisman | Publish Date: 03/13/2017

On the heels of the U.S. presidential election, the ‘Trump reflation trade’ buoyed equity markets as investors focused on the potentially growth-enhancing aspects of the president’s agenda, particularly infrastructure investments, tax reform, and regulatory rollbacks. A general consensus emerged that these business-friendly reforms would spur economic growth and, ultimately, ‘good’ inflation.

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Sustainability’s Next Chapter: Wellness

Authored By: Anna Murray | Publish Date: 03/02/2017

Owners and tenants are expanding the concept of sustainability to include wellness ‒ the health and well-being of building occupants.

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Oil And Gas Industry InvestorLit 2017 Review*

Authored By: Bruce Grantier | Publish Date: 02/22/2017

This review looks at three main topics:
• “The Oil and Gas Industry” CFA Institute Publication is a 124-page industry guide written by an oil analyst, Jen Zimmerman and published in March 2016. It is available on the CFA website.
• Oil and gas publications by Alliance Bernstein, Energy Aspects, and RBC which are all are very recent and were provided by John Berry, a senior manager at Foyston Gordon Payne (FGP) who was also one of FGP's former oil analysts.
• Oil and gas articles from a collection of publications which include the Economist and Bloomberg.

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Understanding The Links Between Mental, Physical, And Financial Health

Authored By: Dr. Marie-Hélène Pelletier | Publish Date: 02/16/2017

We live in a complex, interconnected world – with few things existing in isolation. Mental health is no exception. Despite our default view of mental health as something quite separate from our physical selves – study after study has shown just how connected mental health is to other health measures, like physical and financial health.

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