Dan Barnabic

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Dan Barnabic (born November 8, 1946) is a consumer advocate, entrepreneur, author and contributor to the Wall Street Journal's Market Watch.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7] Early in his career, Barnabic penned the Foreign Information Employment Guide. His most recent work, The Condo Bible was written over an 18 year period and was published in early 2012. He is currently working on his third book, Speculating in Real Estate.[8]

In 2004, Barnabic founded Consumer Federation Canada, a consumer advocacy group dedicated to protecting the rights of consumers in the financial market place.[9][10] As President of Consumer Federation Canada, he assisted Members of the Provincial Parliament of Ontario between 2004-10 in drafting proposed Amendments to the Consumer Reporting Act.[11]

Other ventures

Barnabic was involved as a professional boxing promoter from 1978 to 1985.[12][13] In the '80s, he co-produced the syndicated television series Famous Knockouts. The series was narrated by Spider Jones and arguably the greatest Canadian boxer of all time, George Chuvalo.[14]


  1. "miNetwork Announces New Board of Directors and Management Team". NASDAQ OMX © 2012 GlobeNewswire, Inc.. http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/news.html?d=108537. Retrieved November 10, 2006. 
  2. Hume, Mark. "Credit breach too easy, consumer group says - Globe and Mail Critics argue Equifax case underscores how simple it is to abuse confidential files". The Globe and Mail. http://www.dbcgroup.ca/personal_privacy_updates.html. Retrieved March 22, 2004. 
  3. "Credit reporting errors costing Canadians". http://www.cbc.ca/. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/11/14/credit-reporting-mistakes-costs.html. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  4. "Should you buy or lease your retirement condo?". Wall Street Journal, Market Watch. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/should-you-buy-or-lease-your-retirement-condo-2014-03-27. Retrieved March 27, 2014. 
  5. "Does it make more financial sense to own or rent an apartment?". The Globe and Mail. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/mortgages/should-you-own-a-condo-or-rent-an-apartment/article16310515/?page=all. Retrieved January 13, 2014. 
  6. "What you need to know before, and after, buying a condo". The Globe and Mail. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/mortgages/what-you-need-to-know-before-and-after-buying-a-condo/article16313520/. Retrieved January 13, 2014. 
  7. "Consumer Altert: Is the condo 'bubble' bursting?". CTV News Toronto. http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=308781&playlistId=1.1733575&binId=1.813087&playlistPageNum=1. Retrieved April 30, 2014. 
  8. "miNetwork Announces New Board of Directors and Management Team". NASDAQ OMX © 2012 GlobeNewswire, Inc.. http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/news.html?d=108537. Retrieved November 10, 2006. 
  9. Hamilton, Tyler. "Making money from their mistakes". Toronto Star. http://www.canadastudentdebt.ca/forum_posts.asp?TID=2887&title=making-money-from-their-mistakes. Retrieved Aug 8, 2005. 
  10. Daw, James. "Bill targets credit reporting - MPP proposes raising standards". Toronto Star. http://forum.canadianbusiness.com/yaf_postsm84953_Scotiabanks-Identity-Theft-Equifaxs-Evasive-CoverUp---Thats-Fact.aspx. Retrieved Feb 14, 2006. 
  11. "Petitions - Identity Theft". Legislative Assembly of Ontario. http://www.ontla.on.ca/web/house-proceedings/house_detail.do?locale=en&Parl=39&Sess=2&Date=2010-12-02. 
  12. "Monday 11 December 1978". BoxRec Boxing Records. http://boxrec.com/show_display.php?show_id=28588. 
  13. "Thursday 14 February 1985". BoxRec Boxing Records. http://boxrec.com/show_display.php?show_id=63831. 
  14. "Famous Knockouts - George Chuvalo and Spider Jones". http://www.youtube.com/user/SpiderJonesPodcast?feature=watch. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFbvDhbxTWE. Retrieved Jun 2, 2010.