Canada Votes 2015

With Canadians getting prepared to vote in the federal election on Oct. 19, Investment Executive explores the issues that matter most to financial advisors and their clients. This special feature cuts through the noise and looks at where the major political parties stand on issues such as retirement and income planning, income taxes, TFSAs, child and family issues, the co-operative capital markets regulatory system and other regulatory initiatives. In addition, IE profiles candidates from the financial services sector who want to make a difference.

October 20, 2015

Liberal plans could boost economic growth

Spending on infrastructure may benefit equities in the engineering and construction sector

  • October 20, 2015 November 9, 2019
  • 16:00

Investment industry ready to work with new Liberal government

Although organizations see differences between the Liberals and exiting Tories, they don’t expect a fundamental sea change

  • October 20, 2015 November 9, 2019
  • 09:40

Investors Group experience serves Tory cabinet minister well

Candice Bergen says the emphasis that her former firm puts on the importance of client/advisor relationships has helped her develop strong connections with constituents

  • October 15, 2015 November 9, 2019
  • 11:00

Tax policy a key difference for political parties

While the Tories take a steady approach, the Liberals are proposing to cut taxes for the middle class and the NDP are proposing to raise corporate tax rates

  • October 14, 2015 November 9, 2019
  • 16:05

Tax avoidance is top of mind for Green Party candidate

Cyrille Giraud’s focus on compliance and ethics in his role as an internal auditor with Peak Financial Group tie in with his desire to see Canadians comply with their tax obligations

  • October 12, 2015 November 9, 2019
  • 17:00

Economist takes issues with NDP, Liberal stock option tax proposals

Proposal to tax stock options fully would not generate the expected revenue as the government would have to introduce a corporate tax deduction to avoid double taxation

  • October 7, 2015 November 9, 2019
  • 12:50

Political parties have philosophical differences on balanced budgets

Political parties have philosophical differences on balanced budgets

  • October 7, 2015 November 9, 2019
  • 10:05

Family and children benefits could change significantly

The Tories staked their ground on the Family Tax Cut, which they introduced last year. The Liberals and NDP would eliminate it, saying it benefits only the wealthy

  • October 5, 2015 November 9, 2019
  • 06:00

Childhood fascination with stocks has gone a long way for Scott Brison

The Liberal MP, who once accompanied his stockbroker father as a teen when visiting clients, is the party’s spokesperson on economic issues as well as its finance critic

  • October 2, 2015 November 9, 2019
  • 05:00

TFSA takes centre stage in this year’s election

The Liberals, NDP and the Green Party would all roll back the annual TFSA contribution limit to $5,500

  • September 30, 2015 November 9, 2019
  • 05:00