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Thursday, July 16, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Mandatory RRIF withdrawals draw fire

The possibility of seniors outliving the tax deferred savings they have amassed in their registered retirement income plans remains a material risk amid rising life expectancy and a low interest rate savings environment, says a report issued by the Toronto-based C.D. Howe Institute. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 02, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Union disclosure bill passes despite CBA protests

While most of his fellow MPs were back in their ridings on June 30 and enjoying the summer recess, B.C. Conservative Russ Hiebert was stuck in Ottawa and awaiting the Senate’s third and final vote on Bill C-377, his highly contentious private member’s bill introduced in the House of Commons nearly four years ago. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 19, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Defining de facto

Louis XIV’s Finance Minister famously observed that “the art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest possible amount of feathers with the smallest possible amount of hissing.” ... [read more]