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Dec. 15, 2017

Canada Tax proceeds from marijuana sales will be split 25/75, with provinces getting the latter. Manitoba may add its own tax on top to pay for enforcement and other costs. British Columbia is proceeding… Read More

Dec. 8, 2017

Alberta Court rules that Suncor cannot commence random drug testing. Union Unifor 707A is pleased with the decision. Alberta may take Saskatchewan to court as they no longer allow Alberta licence plates on government… Read More

Dec. 1, 2017

Alberta Fraser Institute’s report on oil and gas investment (royalties, taxes, trade barriers, environmental regulation and enforcement, quality of infrastructure, skilled labor, etc.): Alberta dropped to 33rd place out of 97 global jurisdictions; 4… Read More

Nov. 24, 2017

Financial planning week: November 19-25 Congratulations to Dawn Hawley of the Angus Watt Advisory Group, recipient of the Fellow of FPSC Distinction for 2017. This is the first year only one recipient has been… Read More

Nov. 17, 2017

Canada digital-identity system Toronto-based SecureKey Technologies Inc. will be available in the first half of 2018. Consumers will be able to prove their identity to the banks, telecom providers and governments via their phones.… Read More

Nov. 10, 2017

Canada Edmonton makes it on the list of World’s 100 Best Cities 2018, in 60th place (Resonance Consulting) Top 100 cities are based on 6 categories: promotion, prosperity, programming, product, and place Edmonton scored… Read More

Nov. 3, 2017

Canada NBF’s housing affordability monitor: An average household buying an average house in Canada would have to save for 58 months for a down payment; Vancouver 354 months, Toronto 114 months, Calgary 33 months,… Read More

Oct. 27, 2017

Canada Kinder Morgan, Canada Genscape is showing that Canada’s daily crude exports are already exceeding our rated capacity of 3.75 mil bpd NEB and the Gov’t of Canada granted their approvals for the expansion… Read More

Oct. 20, 2017

New Mortgage Rules announced by Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) As of January 1, 2018, the approval process for new uninsured mortgages (20%+ down payment) will be much stricter Qualifying rate… Read More

Oct. 13, 2017

Iran Nuclear Deal President Trump will not certify the Iran Nuclear Deal as he believes it is not in the best interests of the US. US has not withdrawn from the deal but wants… Read More