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Tenant Insurance: Get It Now or Regret It later

In Canada, about half of all renters have tenant insurance. So, there is a 50/50 chance that you don’t have any coverage. If you don’t have it, get it. Having it is not expensive. Not having any when you need it, is!!!

Housing Policy Doesn’t Have to Mean Home Ownership Policy

Last year, I read an article in the Globe and Mail focused on Canadians’ fixation on the personal goal of homeownership. While the goal of home ownership might be worthwhile for many Canadians it does not need to be the goal for all Canadians. A home to live in is essential to your health and well-being but a mortgage or a deed in your name is not.

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are a Framework for Responsible Investing

The problems we face as a planet and species are global in scope and need a global response. The United Nations (UN) has recognized this fact since its creation in the aftermath of the Second World War and the arrival of the Cold War.
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Sir John A MacDonald’s Legacy in Turmoil

Political and historical examples of the impact of scandals like this are not hard to find. One of the most prominent in Canadian history almost destroyed Sir John A. MacDonald during his first stint as prime minister. While that scandal is now just a political footnote, other events during MacDonald's second tenure as Prime Minister have served to damage his long-term legacy more seriously.

Abolition: Demonstrating the Historical Power of ESG Investing

When I think about Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Investing, I also get thinking about historical examples of social movements that have used economic power to influence broader social policy.

When They Ask For Financial Literacy – Offer Financial Wellness

When financial consumers and credit union members want to discuss financial literacy, aren't they really trying to improve their financial wellness. While you might get questions about contribution limits for RRSPs and TFSAs, the answers you give should include emergency funds and insurance, along with retirement planning.