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Election 2019 Platform Comparison: How each party’s policies would impact your business

As Election 2019 grinds to a close and Canadians get set to choose their next prime minister, many voters are looking forward to seeing the back of an occasionally acrimonious but otherwise dull campaign. Still, this tight horserace has managed to sprinkle in a couple of surprises—a Liberal leader in brown face, a possible new […]

2015 Ontario Budget Commentary–Highlights for Entrepreneurs

2015 Ontario Budget Commentary   Introduction On April 23, 2015 Finance Minister Charles Sousa tabled his third Budget. The deficit for the 2015-16 fiscal year is projected to be $8.5 billion, which is less than had been forecasted in the 2014 Budget. The deficit is projected to drop to $4.8 billion for 2016-17 and to […]

How real estate deals could trigger serious tax liabilities

Investing in real estate can be a smart move for many entrepreneurs. Over the past decade or more, strategic real estate purchases—particularly on the residential front—have delivered returns on investment that, in some cases, have far exceeded those offered by equities and virtually all fixed-income savings vehicles. In hot markets such as Vancouver, Toronto—and until […]