The verdict is in: we’ve jumped the shark.
At this point it barely matters that Black Friday started south of the U.S. border. Seemingly everybody in Canada wants to offer a deal, including Laurentian Bank of Canada.
The Quebec-based lender just announced details of a Black Friday sale on guaranteed investment certificates, offering Canadians elevated returns on these products. Anyone who invests in a Laurentian GIC this weekend can earn as much as 3.15 per cent if they lock the rate in for five years.