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June 19, 2017
First it was the lumber spat. Then came the milk battle. Trade issues with the United States are a hot spot these days. And now, after U.S. President Trump backed a G7 pledge to fight protectionism, we head into negotiations starting in August for the retooling of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Meanwhile, a […] ... Read More
June 19, 2017
The Victoria Day long weekend recently kicked cottage season into gear and many taxpayers are thinking about whether to buy a summer cottage, sell one or give one to the kids. Each of these choices has tax implications. First, let’s say you’ve been renting the same cottage each summer for years and now the owner is […] ... Read More
June 19, 2017
Retired people sometimes find themselves in a cash bind, but there might be a solution for homeowners in the form of a reverse mortgage. You’ve probably seen ads on television or in magazines about this type of mortgage and wondered if it could work for you. Reverse mortgages can be a useful tool for seniors who […] ... Read More
June 19, 2017
Like Taking Milk from a Baby Cash skimming is one of the most common and easiest types of occupational fraud, regardless of an organization’s size. Fortunately, there are relatively uncomplicated ways to fight it. Look for These Red Flags Regardless who skims money, the effect on your enterprise remains the same: Revenue is lower than […] ... Read More
June 19, 2017
Ordinarily, any income from your business or property is fully taxable but when you sell your business you benefit from a capital gains tax, where only half of the proceeds from the sale is taxable income. But let’s say you sell your business under an earn-out agreement where the buyer pays a partial amount up front and […] ... Read More
June 3, 2017
First you say “Yes,” then you say “I do.” But between those two momentous events, some couples are choosing a third way to seal the deal: signing a prenuptial agreement. Planning a wedding may leave little time for anything else, but consider this: A prenuptial agreement (also called a domestic contract or a marriage contract) may […] ... Read More
June 3, 2017
Brand trust is measured in several ways, and this year, outdoor gear retailer Mountain Equipment Co-Op (MEC) took top honors for the second year in an index of the most trusted brands in the country. The Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria recently published its annual Gustavson Brand Trust Index (GBTI). […] ... Read More
June 3, 2017
Universal life insurance and whole life insurance can be an attractive investment tool in the right circumstances. Technically, the policies are life insurance policies, not investments, and the returns are generally slightly lower than mutual funds, but they have four significant advantages: Proceeds are life insurance and thus not taxable. The policy can specify a beneficiary and […] ... Read More
June 3, 2017
Managing workplace harassment is a bit like navigating a minefield: You want to keep your company free of harassing behaviour; act quickly if there are incidents; and be fair to everyone involved. To complicate matters further, each of these issues presents potential liability. There are several laws involved. The Canadian Human Rights Act, as well as provincial […] ... Read More
June 3, 2017
When Dealing with Office Romances Prevent Disruption in Your Business Professionals are judged for their professionalism. Well, at least they should be. But when it comes to workplace romances, sometimes colleagues judge each other based on who’s dating the boss. “Sexual harassment does not include voluntary or consensual sexual contact between employees but “the Supreme Court […] ... Read More

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