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Thieves of Bay Street: How Banks, Brokerages and the Wealthy Steal Billions from Canadians Hardcover – Mar 22 2012


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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Canada (March 22 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307359638
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307359636
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 3.1 x 23.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 499 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #115,708 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER 
FINALIST 2013 – Arthur Ellis Awards—Best Crime Non-Fiction
 
“Listeners of NPR’s Planet Money podcast, which has a knack for telling complicated financial stories in plain, vivid English, will note the same talent in Livesey.... A dogged reporter, he travels far beyond downtown Toronto to reconstruct the downfalls of Nortel, Stelco and [Conrad] Black’s Hollinger International, among others.”
The Walrus
 
“Compelling.... Livesey scores many perceptive points.... His writing is punchy and persuasive, fuelled by intelligence. He also nicely interweaves statistics, public-policy arguments and analysis and explanations of how the markets work (or don’t work...) with individual horror stories of financial planning and investing gone awry.”
Winnipeg Free Press
 
“Essential reading not only for those with money to invest, but anyone concerned about the path to social and economic ruin we are following.”
The Record (Kitchener)

About the Author

BRUCE LIVESEY is an award-winning investigative journalist. His writing has appeared in most major magazines and newspapers in Canada. He also has extensive experience as a television producer, working for the investigative unit of CBC TV's The National, the fifth estate and CBC News Sunday, as well as outside Canada for a co-production of PBS Frontline and the New York Times, Al Jazeera English and Al Gore's Current TV. He is a co-winner of a Dupont Award, one of the most prestigious US television awards, and has been nominated for 2 Geminis and 3 national magazine awards, winning in 2008. He lives and works in Toronto.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SEAN KELEHER on April 14 2013
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The books illustrates, in a number of different areas, the consistant weaknesses in the regulation of Canada's financial markets. I originally borrowed this book from the library and read it, however, it was so relevent that i subsequently purchased the book to keep in my collection of financial books.( I am a financial advisor)
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Very educating book. Moving, even. I had no clue Canada finance sector was so rotten to the core. I thought we were different than the U.S. because our finance sector was sound and full of integrity. Wrong! Turns out were worse than the U.S. in so many respects. You wouldn't know from watching the mainstream business news. This book will help anyone not well verse in the world of investment understand frauds of the past, present and future. Think if it, I heard in the news the Amaya in Montreal was being investigated fraud a few days ago. Turns out some of the financial players involved were also exposed in this book!
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Eye opener. You thing this kind of things only happen in the US. Bruce shows how they actually happen in Canada, but we never hear about it.
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By Mississauga on Nov. 2 2014
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I had a wonderfull time reading this book.
One of my best collections of my library book.
I am looking for the next one
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ian D. Inrig on Aug. 8 2012
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An excellent and revealing book which all should read. It lays bare the financial industry and players in Canada. A must and easy read!
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