From the Publisher
A newsmaking exposé about why Canada''s financial industry is a
haven for fraud.
Beneath the veneer of stability that saw Canada''s banking sector
through the financial crash of 2008, investigative reporter Bruce
Livesey has uncovered a rampant failure of epidemic proportions.
Though no large financial institution has recently gone bust in
this country, white-collar criminals, scam artists, Ponzi schemers
and organized crime, from the Hells Angels to the Russian mafia,
know that Canada is the place in the Western world to rip
off investors. And the fraudsters do so with little fear of being
caught and punished.
Thieves of Bay Street investigates
Canada''s biggest financial scandals of recent years. Readers will
learn what banks do with investors'' money and what happens when
they lose it. They will meet the bogus investment gurus, the
brokers who lose money with both reckless abandon and impunity, the
bankers who squander money in toxic investments, the lawyers who
protect them and the regulators who do nothing to keep them from
doing it again. And most importantly, they''ll meet the victims who
are demanding that our vaunted banking sector finally come clean on
its dirtiest secret.
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.
Published: March 22, 2012
Publisher: Random House of Canada
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0307359638
ISBN - 13: 9780307359636