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Nobody's saviour

As Canada's top financial regulator, Julie Dickson has kept our banks stable through one of the worst economic crises in recent history. But please don't give her the credit


Sports Issue

A Games of her own

A medallist herself and a serial Olympic organizer, Cathy Priestner Allinger puts her athletes-first mark on Vancouver 2010


The day the axe fell

More than 300,000 Canadians lost their jobs between November and the end of February. For some, getting laid off was the worst day of their life. For others, it was the start of a new one.

The Big Idea

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Wanted: tech head

In many ways, Canada's largest tech players are loath to let go of analog business models. Some think they could use a push


Jennifer Wells

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Issy's final season

At 77, hotelier (and now author) Isadore Sharp is beginning to talk legacy. Not to mention sex


Eric Reguly

This idea holds water

Parched Spain's water-bank experiment poses a big question for Canada


Corporate Governess

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Keep your enemies close and kick your colleagues out of bed

Counterintelligence tricks to foil workplace spies; why boys and girls shouldn't share hotel rooms on business trips


Investing

The upside of down

How can you tell when the stock market has hit bottom? Ask Warren

 

Exit Interview

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Back to basics

MARCH 2009 FEATURES—SPECIAL INVESTING ISSUE 

Jim Shaw's cowboy act

Now that Ted Rogers is gone, the loose cannon from Calgary is Cable Guy No. 1. Broadcasters and regulators: Head for the hills!

Guns & Oil: Iraq is a hard place

Bernie, I hardly knew ya

Bay Street insider Doug Steiner was once inspired by Bernie Madoff. How, Steiner wonders, could he have believed someone who turned out to be crooked to the tune of $50 billion?

Heritage Fund: Leave it to de Bever

It may be hard to believe, but Alberta has squandered another oil boom, leaving the province's pension coffers—including the Heritage Fund—dangerously short. To turn things around, they've lured home the hotshot who transformed Teachers into the mightiest fund in the country


MARCH 2009 DEPARTMENTS 

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Off the Clock: Advantage, Martin

Exit Interview: Evans has left the building

Eric Reguly: Hold your applause

Regulations saved Canada's banks from a global crisis. Do they now have the guts to exploit it?

Corporate Governess: Making excuses and excusing yourself from the class

One thing worse than seeing your boss in Spandex: seeing her with a pink slip

Big Idea: Stimulate this

How many zeros should a stimulus bill contain? Here, the argument that one big fat zero will do

Reguly: A convenient untruth

If shooting carbon dioxide emissions back underground is such a great idea, why is no one doing it?

Investing: Bonds... corporate bonds

A guide to hooking up wit the stock market's homely friend

Corporate Governess: Recognizing the elephant in the room and the mousey sales rep

How to fire a former flame and fire up your second-best employee

Wells: It's all fun and games

Exit Interview: Simply the best

We asked Richard Currie if he's the best manager of his time. His reply: "I very well could be"


MARCH 2009 GOOD LIFE 

GOOD LIFE: The Endorsement: Get Fit(ter)

If your physique is looking as poor as your portfolio, it's time to get off the couch

GOOD LIFE: Food

We rate energy bars so you don't have to

GOOD LIFE: Training

Fitness regimes for goal-oriented types

GOOD LIFE: Drinks

If it's good enough for Chris Bosh, it's good enough for you

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