COMPAS Poll/Survey
February 21, 2011

Business Panel Embraces LSE-TSX Merger

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
Business and Finance

By a very large margin, the CEOs and business leaders on the COMPAS business panel embrace the merger of LSE and TSX, especially if federal and provincial governments retain their regulatory oversight of activities in Canada. Panelists are especially enthusiastic about the opportunities for capital in European markets and for showcasing Canada’s economy to Europeans.

The two risks that arouse the most apprehension, albeit not enormous apprehension, are losing financial sector jobs in Toronto and weakened sovereign regulation of Canadian equity markets. Panelists discount the risk of threats to national unity in the event that Quebec provides a strong negative reaction to the merger.

These are the key findings from this past week’s Internet survey of CEOs and business leaders on the COMPAS panel. The weekly business survey is undertaken for Canadian Business magazine under sponsorship of BDO Dunwoody LLP.

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