Soaring price of oil leads to shortage of accountants

Scotland is beginning to sound a lot like Alberta: The booming oil price is fuelling an accountancy recruitment crisis in Aberdeen as other firms struggle to match the salaries being paid by the cash-rich energy companies. Multinationals such as BP, Shell and Schlumberger are taking advantage of the near-record price of a barrel to pay […]

Alberta kiboshes plan for single Canadian securities regulator

So much for mobile, accessible capital for growing Canadian businesses… Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach poured cold water yesterday on federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s push for a nationwide securities regulator, saying he has no interest in moving beyond an alternative system provinces have set up. He said he’s content to stick with the “passport system” […]