I don't mean to butt in here, and I certainly don't want to take this thread off-topic.
But, I'm curious to know whether you looked into any of the 13 brokers we have listed in
The Offshore Broker List ?
That List is tailored to U.S. residents. But, as you probably know, we face the same sort of governmental restrictions in the U.S. that you face in Canada. And the legalities are similar in the U.S. and Canada -- it is not illegal for us, or for you, to trade with offshore brokers, although our governments try their best to discourage it.
Anyway, just thought I'd ask.
By the way, the black mamba is a scary African snake. How did you come to choose that for your screen-name?