Isnt it true that the same retail brokerages in Canada, that has the same operations in the US rip canadian off on commissions. There is no reasonable explanation that TDWATERhouse canada has commissions 50% higher then the US counterparts. Especially if you can open an account in the US side if your canadian. Check with most canadian operations, they rip you off. And there is no explanation. IB canada is the only one that will give you the same commisssions as its american counterparts.