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Who needs Silicon Valley money? Canada, that’s who.

I love that the Canadian tech scene is getting so much mainstream media attention of late. Positive attention, too…it’s not just about the multi-year debacle at MaRS (see representative prior post “No surprise in MaRS scandal” May 30-14). This extended focus is certainly good for the entrepreneurs who are trying to grow their businesses, and,

 
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CPPIB draws more critical attention, but to what end?

I hate to be the one to break it to the very influential pairing of The Fraser Institute and Andrew Coyne, but they are wasting their time on the CPP Investment Board. As someone who has been blogging about the agency’s activities since July 2007, at some personal cost, I dearly understand why the topic

 
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Not so much a Blogging strike as a second guessing….

As my niggling concerns about the true utility of blogging grows, despite almost eight years of dutiful service, I’ve been negligent of late. The pros and cons of the entire exercise are becoming more stark as the years go by, and I’ve frankly not quite been able to chin up to yet another post with

 
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Fairfax has been swamped by E-L Financial’s quiet, steady, winning gains

There’s nothing like a good headline to draw your attention. Apparently, technology stocks such as Twitter (TWTR:Q) and Facebook (FB:Q) are highly valued, while Blackberry (BB:TSX) is “a good value investment and the firm’s performance will improve over time.” This analysis is offered by Fairfax CEO Prem Watsa, who is long Blackberry and bought hedges

 
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Torstar’s ongoing value trap part 2

I don’t want to sound sensitive, but a couple of the comments on Seeking Alpha regarding my earlier Torstar post (see prior post “Torstar’s ongoing value trap” Mar 30-14) got me thinking. Perhaps there is hidden value in Torstar’s assets, and that I’ve totally missed just how cheap the shares really are. If you don’t

 
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