“From Ponzi schemers and dishonest brokers to high-profile corporate frauds, Livesey offers up a rap sheet for Canada’s pinstripe set by recounting Bay Street’s long history of shady dealings.”
Maclean’s magazine ran a positive review of “Thieves of Bay Street” this week. See it here:
I did an interview with Hill Times reporter Chris Plecash during my whistle stop in Ottawa a few weeks ago. They published it today (June 4th) and did a smashing job. You can read either as it appears in the paper on page 38 here, or just the text here.
I did a live interview with Business News Network (BNN) today with Paul Waldie, who is a veteran business journalist at the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business section. Waldie was welcoming and polite, but once the cameras went on he was argumentative and defensive of the Canadian capital markets. At one point we got bogged down in an argument about the Conrad Black case and the US Supreme Court decision pertaining to his case about “honest services” (it’s very arcane, trust me). Anyway, I felt I held my own. You can watch both parts here:
Thieves is number 8 on the Canadiana list of bestsellers produced by the Canadian Booksellers Association:
Open Book Toronto did a Q&A interview with me and posted it today.
“I knew we had a huge problem with investment fraud. So I felt a book exploring why Canada was, in fact, a haven for white collar crime and stock market thievery was important and overdue.”
You can see it here:
Michael James, who writes a blog about finance wrote a review of “Thieves”. He took issue with some things, but was not hostile: