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Power Corp. CEO defends investments in financial technology companies amid sector downturn

Power Corporation of Canada holds, through various entities, a 42.5-per-cent stake in Wealthsimple. It first bought into the online investment platform in 2015.Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press Power Corporation of Canada’s POW-T chief executive officer, Jeffrey Orr, is defending the company’s investments in financial technology startups, despite a downturn in the sector that has resulted in …

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