Precarious Work – Life

Sometimes it seems that credit unions are in denial, or simply averse to exploring some of the larger issues facing our memberships.  Working people, most particularly young people, are facing a very different set of challenges when it comes to ‘surviving’.  The evolution of work in the ‘contract economy’ has implications when we ask marketing […]

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What is Full and Fair?

FICOM is seeking input on the application from Coast Capital Savings to go federal.  One question posed by FICOM is, “Have members been provided with full and fair disclosure upon which to make their decision?”  Members of Coast Capital were asked to vote on a special resolution in November. “Full and fair” is not a […]

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Banks and Bubbles

A couple of days ago there was a good piece in Canadian Business.  The facts are laid out that Big Bank growth and profits track quite closely with our real estate and debt bubbles. Writer Kevin Carmichael provocatively critiques the Big Banks for their addiction to residential mortgages and their complicity in the two blights […]

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