Low oil prices fuel driving boom—will the good times continue?

After forty years of production, many of the massive conventional oil fields found in the golden age of discovery are beginning to deplete at higher rates.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — September 7, 2015 — The low price of oil has fallen this summer to a multi-year low of just $40 a barrel. The low price of crude has taken the price of gasoline to the lowest price its been in many years. No wonder the auto industry as a […]

Should BC’s provincial insurer be privatized?

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By Jeff Sanford Victoria, British Columbia — September 7, 2015 — The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) has announced that it could boost premiums for car insurance by 6.7 percent this year. This is the maximum amount allowed under current legislation. Current Transportation Minister Todd Stone said he doesn’t believe his own government agency […]

Valspar still growing, if slightly slower

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By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — September 7, 2015 — Paint-maker Valspar continues to expand as it absorbs recent acquisitions. But like many American companies the higher US dollar has some analysts tweaking future valuations. Or so it seems. Valspar has made some recent smart acquisitions. The company recently bought up the paint manufacturing assets […]