What is your timeframe for using this $$? Anything less than 10 years, buy a long-term CD IMHO.
These guys are on your side of the border:
They had a scheme a year or two ago by which one put one's RRSP money for the year in the least popular sector of the previous year. It did swell!
I like Moneysense. They can't find enough to fill 12 issues a year--only 6--and they like the couch potato approach (q.v.). Obviously, they won't survive. Not enough willingness to pander to the brokerage establishment. Like Don McDonald. Too much integrity to sell advertising.
Bon chance, mon ami.