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Feb. 2, 2018

Beautiful BC (except when you die) (Source: Duncan Craig LLP) For estate planning purposes Alberta and B.C. are surprisingly different, for example: A $2 million property would have a probate fee of $525 in… Read More

Jan. 26, 2018

Canadian tax changes for 2017 The prescribed rate by CRA for loans to spouses is currently at 1%. The rate is expected to increase with the next adjustment on April 1, 2018. Tuition is… Read More

Jan. 19, 2018

Amazon’s 2nd North American Head Quarters Amazon announced their short list of 20 cities for HQ2, including Toronto. Advantages of Toronto: Toronto has a more open tone on immigration than the U.S. Universal health… Read More

Jan. 12, 2018

U.S. – Oil & Environment For the first time in 60 years, the U.S. is a net natural gas exporter on an annual basis, averaging 0.4 billion cubic feet per day. U.S. oil output… Read More

Jan. 5, 2018

Canada The Order of Canada, Canada’s 2nd highest honor, was awarded to three Edmontonians: Eric Schloss, Paul W. Armstrong, and Janine Brodie. Eric Schloss is a dermatologist and pathologist. He has been involved in… Read More

Dec. 22, 2017

Wishing everyone a Happy Holiday Season! 10 Second Headlines will return on January 5, 2018 Canada Carolyn Graham, CFO of CWB Financial Group was one of Top 100 Canada’s Most Powerful Women Award winners… Read More

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