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2009 Investor 500

Our 10th annual ranking of Canada’s 500 largest publicly traded companies.

Mining: Silver fox

Peter Barnes of Silver Wheaton Corp. spun a mining byproduct into gold.

Clean and green China

China is emerging as fertile ground for green investment. The Asian nation needs Canadian technology. But not for much longer.

Investment fraud: Shell games

When U.K. investors like Rachel James were talked into buying into private offerings, they thought they had a sure thing. They didn’t. Now, their anger — and questions — are pointed at Canada.

Last banks standing

Canada’s Big Five have been held up as international models. How did they get here — and where might they be headed?

Editor’s note: In retrospect, the Investor 500

Times may have changed, but the 10th edition of the Investor 500 has more useful information than ever.

Live & Learn: Isadore Sharp

The founder and CEO of Four Seasons Resorts and Hotels on his childhood, knowing not all that much about hotels and how he makes the big decisions.

Insider: The top Canadian investors

Canada’s top 10 investors boast a net worth ranging from $282 million to $3.22 billion.