BANFF, Alberta-The rain in Banff did not stop the golfers from playing in between and during conference sessions. But despite those who played hooky, the sessions were well attended, with many early morning speakers surprised at the audience they got despite the late-night partying. And with the spectacular view of the mountains, lots of sweet Canadian Ice Wine, good food, sightseeing, whitewater rafting, and horseback riding mixed in, people generally had a great time.

Speaking of shedding light on a dreary day, executive vice president at Dominion Bond Rating Service Greg Nelson tried to do exactly that in a session entitled "Rising from the Dark Ages," where he talked about the Canadian inferiority complex and how it is based on false assumptions.

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