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  • New Alberta Employment Standards Coming Soon
    New Alberta Employment Standards Coming Soon

    Changes to Alberta Employment Standards Coming Soon… Source: Alberta Government The Alberta government has passed Bill 17: The Fair and Family-Friendly Workplaces Act. The changes to Alberta Employment Standards will impact many businesses and employees across the province. Alberta’s new Employment Standards...

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  • Pay close attention to your foreign assets to avoid tax troubles
    Pay close attention to your foreign assets to avoid tax troubles

    Pay close attention to your foreign assets to avoid tax troubles Source: The Globe and Mail Author: Jonathan Chevreau Most high-net-worth investors have accumulated a good chunk of their wealth in non-registered investments. Once they max out RRSPs and TFSAs,...

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  • Thalidomide survivors say they were belittled by disabilities minister
    Thalidomide survivors say they were belittled by disabilities minister

      ‘Everyone … has a sob story’: Thalidomide survivors say they were belittled by disabilities minister Source: CBC News Author: Catharine Tunney Members of a thalidomide survivor group say they felt belittled and are appalled after meeting with Kent Hehr, the federal...

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  • Diabetes Advocacy Groups say CRA Lied about Tax Credit
    Diabetes Advocacy Groups say CRA Lied about Tax Credit

      ‘The CRA lied to us’ about tax credit, say diabetes advocacy groups Source: CBC News Author: Karina Roman Diabetes research and advocacy groups say the Canada Revenue Agency has been lying to them about changes to how it assesses...

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  • Response from Parliament Re: The tax Grab of the Century
    Response from Parliament Re: The tax Grab of the Century

    Response from Parliament RE: The tax Grab of the Century In an earlier post Stopping the Tax Grab of the Century, we urged concerned business owners, entrepreneurs and contractors to contanct their local member of parliament and provide feedback with respect to...

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  • Ethics watchdog to talk to Morneau about stock trades
    Ethics watchdog to talk to Morneau about stock trades

    Ethics watchdog wants to talk to Bill Morneau about his 2015 stock trades Source: Global News Author: David Akin The House of Commons conflict-of-interest and ethics watchdog wants to know more about Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s 2015 $10-million stock sale,...

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  • Proposed tax changes miss the boat on financial security
    Proposed tax changes miss the boat on financial security

    Proposed tax changes miss the boat on financial security for all Source: The Globe and Mail Author: Tim Cestnick The proposed changes are supposed to “level the playing field” by ensuring that business owners don’t have advantages that employees can’t...

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  • Tax Court cannot rectify error caused by misleading HBP rules
    Tax Court cannot rectify error caused by misleading HBP rules

    Tax Court cannot rectify error caused by misleading HBP rules Source: Investment Executive Author: Patricia Chisholm The Tax Court of Canada has ruled reluctantly that a taxpayer who withdrew funds from his RRSP under the Home Buyers Plan (HBP) to...

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  • CRA may see using your TFSA to trade stocks as taxable income
    CRA may see using your TFSA to trade stocks as taxable income

    Stop using your TFSA to frequently trade stocks — the CRA may see it as taxable business income Source: Financial Post Author: Jamie Golombek Jamie Golombek: You may be surprised to learn that your trading activity could constitute a business,...

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  • Morneau’s father sold shares in family company days before tax changes announced
    Morneau’s father sold shares in family company days before tax changes announced

    Bill Morneau’s father sold 200K shares in family company days before tax changes announced Source: Global News Author: David Akin As Finance Minister Bill Morneau is pressed in the House of Commons for details on the circumstances of the sale of shares...

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