Mike's Daily Comment

Tariffs Are Just Another Tax You Have To Pay

Yipee, we just saved nearly $17 billion in taxes when the Trudeau government removed the retaliatory tariffs on the US.  Donald Trump’s protectionism has done more to educate Canadians about the benefits of free trade than the entire public education system.

The Government Says Some People Need Not Apply

60% of Canada Research Chairs are occupied by women, yet the government says they need a special program when awarding research grants that in effect says no straight white males need apply.

Big Fat Idea – Spring Portfolio Re-balancing

Neil McIver of mcivercapital.com shares the techniques he uses to ensure his clients’ portfolios are positioned for the rest of the year – including some surprising shifts in stock positions.

Neil and his team will be expanding on these ideas at a FREE seminar exclusive for MoneyTalks listeners on Wed. May 29th 5:00pm at the Four Season Hotel in Vancouver. CLICK to register. Seating is extremely limited.

Complete Show – May 18th

Climate alarmism is dominating debate. Not sure? Then wait til you read the new editorial policy of the Guardian Newspaper in our quote of the week.  Martin Murenbeeld tells us why he thinks stock are cheap while Mike’s Goofy talks about the latest assault on the justice system.

Jumping to Conclusions After Dirty Money Report

There are no shortage of opinions on money laundering but the search party’s out for anyone who read the report including the part that says no  Canadian data was used to arrive at the conclusions. As the authors themselves said – proceed with caution in reaching any conclusions. Unfortunately that hasn’t stopped anyone.

BC Premier Demands Independent Inquiry Into His Own Policy Goals

Okay, that’s a weird one. It’s the stated goal of the BC NDP/Green government to push gas prices high enough to discourage driving. With Greater Vancouver having the highest gas taxes in North America, they’ve got their wish but now the government wants an independent inquiry into high gas prices.