In The News – The Good, The Bad and the Risky

The Good

In his weekly Washington Post column, Fareed Zakaria outlines how in spite of many challenges that continue to exist, extreme poverty, child mortality and undernourishment have declined significantly since the early 90’s.   The world is not necessarily as dysfunctional as we are often led to believe.

Global Improvements

The Bad

Not-for-profits in the Ottawa area are concerned that the cost of background checks for anyone seeking to work with “vulnerable persons” jumped six-fold, from $15 to $90.

Fee Hike for Police Checks Puts Non-Profits in Tough Spot

The Risky

It is being reported that Gerry Cotten, the founder of Quadriga, Canada’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, has died suddenly in India while doing charity work there.  He leaves behind missing cryptocurrency worth about $250 million, on an encrypted laptop, which apparently no one can access.

Crypto Currency Can Be a Risky Investment

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Francis is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified General Accountant, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Internal Control Auditor and a Certified Management Consultant. He holds a degree in Business Administration from Cape Breton University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Information Technology. He has also completed graduate studies in decision analysis at Carleton University.

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