GARY DOER, the former premier of Manitoba, has been Canada’s ambassador to the United States since 2009. He has been at the forefront of pushing Ottawa’s agenda in Washington, including the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would bring bitumen from the oil sands to refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast.
As recently as the second week of October, global bond funds - which are generally less risky assets - took in $8.2 billion, while riskier equity funds lost $1.23 billion. In the aftermath of the 2008 meltdown, investors are clearly uncertain about the markets.
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