Canadian commission ban debate: Your verdict

Canadian commission ban debate: Your verdict

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  • Gordon Stovel CFP, RFP, CLU, ICD 2016-04-11 10:12:30 AM
    DSC's should be banned, as the real facts are seldom disclosed until it's too late, (or after the fact), when yet another investor gets a permanent bad taste in their mouth about the industry. Trailer fees, or SERVICE FEES as they should be called, are there so that the advisor can afford to continue to give the client the advice and service they need over a portfolio's lifetime.
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  • John De Goey 2016-04-11 10:28:03 AM
    Gord, How can you possibly refer to trailers as "service fees"? Discount brokers receive them - and absolutely insist on offering no service or advice. Please call them what they are - commissions.
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  • CG 2016-04-11 10:50:59 AM
    In a world where we have a over abundance of government controls it should be noted that professional proficiency is the priority. How someone is compensated should be public opinion through proper education. The real issue is that once you pass a test you can call yourself a financial advisor so let's get the fundamentals right and go from there.
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