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Chrystia Freeland

Financial regulation: to study or ignore history

Friday, November 18, 2011 - 03:25

OSFI Assistant superintendent Ted Price explains that most regulation is based on previous history, something that Gordon Nixon of RBC Financial Group points out as looking in the wrong direction.

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Financial regulation: to study or ignore history

Friday, November 18, 2011 - 03:25