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The Over-Leveraged Position of the Canadian Banks


This article analyzes the role that deregulation has played in increasing the over-leveraged position of the big five Canadian banks. To start off with, we present a brief snapshot of the Canadian reserve requirements in the early 1800s before an official ‘Bank Act’ had been drafted.   Before Bank Act Canada has historically had very… Continue Reading »


The Banking Empire – Deregulation of Canada’s Financial Industry Pt 3


As Part 2 examines, the “Big 5″ Canadian Banks: Royal Bank of Canada, TD-Bank, Scotia Bank, CIBC, and Bank of Montreal have increasingly benefited and profited from deregulation and market liberalisation. This piece examines the effects deregulation has had on the big 5 Canadian banks. The internationalization of financial markets since the late 70’s, coincided… Continue Reading »

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