Pat: What’s your recommendation on WSP Global? Thank you.

A: WSP Global Inc., $40.00, symbol WSP on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 99.7 million; Market cap: $4.0 billion;, is a consultant on engineering projects for public- and private-sector clients around the world. It employs about 34,000 people, mainly engineers, technicians, scientists, environmental experts and architects… Read More

What is Pat’s commentary for the week of September 22, 2015

Here’s a phenomena you may have noticed: Current economic problems sometimes provide solutions for problems inherited from previous years or decades.
For example, from the late 1990s through the mid-2000s, many employers and economists worried about a coming labour shortage. The… Read More

What is Pat’s commentary for the week of June 16, 2015

Most successful investors agree that it’s a good idea to base investment decisions on facts rather than predictions. You can make mistakes with facts, of course, but predictions have a much higher failure rate. However, one little noticed obstacle to investment success is that it’s… Read More

Pat: Your views on Genivar please. Many thanks.

Genivar Inc., $20.96, symbol GNV on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 51.1 million; Market cap: $1.1 billion;, is one of Canada’s largest engineering-services firms by number of employees, with 15,000. It has over 300 offices in 35 countries.

The company provides consulting services for all stages of… Read More

The Successful Investor Hotline – Friday, July 16, 2010

PENGROWTH ENERGY TRUST, $9.76, Toronto symbol PGF.UN, has agreed to buy the 82% of Monterey Exploration Ltd. (Toronto symbol MXL) that it doesn’t already own. The deal should close in September 2010.

Monterey produces oil and natural gas at properties in Alberta and British Columbia. Pengrowth… Read More


MANITOBA TELECOM SERVICES INC. $41 (Toronto symbol MBT; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Utilities sector; Shares outstanding: 64.6 million; Market cap: $2.6 billion; SI Rating: Average) is Manitoba’s main provider of regular and wireless phone services, with over 90% of the market.

The company also owns Allstream, which… Read More