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Retirement plan accuracy: overstated rates of return and false hopes

  • Financial Adviser
Written by Posted Date: July 13th, 2009
How much do you need to retire?

Canada shouldn’t be playing the pirates’ game

  • Back Page
Written by Posted Date: July 2nd, 2009
Threatening to undo Johnny Depp’s public relations efforts, Somali pirates have gone on a hijacking spree. Even freighters carrying food aid for their fellow Africans are not immune to their ransom efforts.

The wild, wild web

  • Tech Support
Written by Posted Date: July 2nd, 2009

A few months ago when a Canadian research group exposed the GhostNet, a brazen cyber-espionage network, the story briefly made headlines. Most of us marvelled at the ingenuity and nefariousness of the alleged perpetrator, the Chinese government.

 

Robert Petit: A divergent path

  • Cross Examined
Written by Posted Date: July 2nd, 2009

It was, in many ways, a chance encounter that took Robert Petit on a career path spanning Rwanda to Cambodia. 

 

Onside of the mythical line

  • Editor's Desk
Written by Posted Date: July 2nd, 2009

Our cover story this month deals with Louis Pasquin, the first lawyer in Canada to be found guilty of gangsterism. During his trial, it was revealed Pasquin used his home to help a couple of drug dealers and even conspired with them to traffic drugs.

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High time for Canada to ‘grow up’ about drugs

  • Web commentary
Written by Posted Date: June 29th, 2009

Canada’s government keeps missing the mark when it comes to dealing with drugs.

 

Rainmaking 101

Written by Posted Date: June 22nd, 2009

The following is an excerpt from Patrick D. Kelly’s new book Rainmaking 101: How to Grow Your Client Base & Maximize Your Income:

 

Millions of people embark on professional careers as CPAs, engineers, insurance agents, financial advisers, bankers, lawyers, and corporate managers only to discover that being technically proficient is just one element of being successful. Few receive any formal training in selling their services and themselves. For most, developing business is a sink-or-swim proposition.

A helpful kind of interference

  • Law Office Management
Written by Posted Date: June 8th, 2009
When Ishwar Sharma, a Toronto criminal and immigration lawyer practising in the heart of Little India, received a phone call from a practice management reviewer from the Law Society of Upper Canada to schedule an appointment, his heart began thumping. Sharma had misgivings and was filled with apprehension over the notion that an outsider working for the profession’s regulatory body was going to spend a day at his office, asking questions and sifting through books, files, and records to ensure his practice management was in compliance with established standards. “And there you are standing exposed,” says Sharma wryly.


Resolution Man

Written by Posted Date: June 8th, 2009
In the last 12 years, Roger Kerans has resolved disputes worth more than $1 billion, either through mediation or arbitration.


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