Q: I was wondering, Pat, about your thoughts on holding Aecon (ARE Toronto) since the government blocked its takeover by China’s CCCC Ltd. Thanks.

A: Aecon Group Inc., $18.79, symbol ARE on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 60.8 million; Market cap: $1.1 billion; www.aecon.com), is one of Canada’s largest construction companies. The firm and its predecessors helped to build Canadian landmarks such as the CN Tower, the St. Lawrence Seaway, the Halifax… Read More

REITs Canada still offers tax advantages for these investments

REITs Canada still offers tax advantages for these investments

Investing in REITs (Canada) can help you minimize risk in owning investment property
REITs (Canada), as the one remaining category of income trusts, continue to pay distributions before they pay tax—and that’s good for unitholders. The 2011 law that put an end to tax privileges for… Read More

Pembina has lots of growth ahead


Pembina Pipeline continues to enjoy our Above-Average Dividend Sustainability Rating. That reflects, in part, its unbroken record of dividend payments since converting from an income trust in October 2010.
The company’s expansion into the U.S. through its 2017 acquisition of Veresen Inc. should… Read More