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Industry reacts to federal budget measures

Skills training tax credit, changes to stock option tax regime met with skepticism

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First-time homebuyer incentive could have tax implications

Further details are expected later this year

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Budget 2019 raises GIS ceiling, introduces automatic CPP enrolment

The moves are among several budget measures aimed at retirees

  • By: IE Staff
  • March 20, 2019 March 20, 2019
  • 14:45
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Power Financial raises quarterly dividend after reporting $478M in Q4

The quarterly payment to shareholders will go up by 5.2% to 45.55 cents per common share

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Government targets certain investment funds that use forward contracts

The change takes aim at funds that seek to reduce taxes through dividend contracts

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Highlights from the 2019 federal budget tabled Tuesday

Liberals to offer tax credits for skills training, help for homebuyers

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Federal government’s deficit to grow to $19.8B in 2019-20 fiscal year

Federal debt as a percentage of GDP is expected to be 30.7%

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Feds crack down on commuted value IPPs

Budget measure aims to quash planning that seeks to use IPPs to circumvent prescribed transfer limits

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Federal budget introduces annuities deferred to age 85

The plan will allow retirees to keep more savings tax-free until later in retirement

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Feds offer help to first-time homebuyers

Find out if your clients qualify for the new incentive

Liberals offer relief to RDSP holders who lose DTC eligibility

Proposals in the 2019 budget change the time limitations for closing plans

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Liberals to impose $200K threshold for tax treatment of stock options

New rules target executives at large firms

Nearly half of Canadian consumers would share data for discounts, personalized service

Canadians are juggling price-consciousness with privacy concerns

  • By: IE Staff
  • March 19, 2019 March 19, 2019
  • 11:47
OSC Dialogue 2017 to feature FCA, SEC executives

IE’s Calendar of Industry Events

Helping advisors find opportunities for accredited continuing education

  • By: IE Staff
  • March 19, 2019 March 19, 2019
  • 10:30

Canadians anxious about economy in advance of federal budget

Alberta and Saskatchewan are feeling the hardest hit

  • By: IE Staff
  • March 18, 2019 March 19, 2019
  • 10:50
female homebuyer shakes hand with real estate agent in office

Budget’s housing affordability changes to focus on supply, demand, regulation

Measures will aim to make housing more affordable for millennials

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Manulife wins legal fight with hedge fund Mosten over insurance contracts

The insurer said the ruling was consistent with its position that the case was unfounded

Manulife CEO made close to $13 million in 2018

Roy Gori’s compensation was in line with the big banks’ top executives

  • By: IE Staff
  • March 15, 2019 March 18, 2019
  • 12:08

RBC downgrades expectations for 2019 GDP growth

Growth in B.C. is expected to be about 2.5%, the highest across Canada

  • By: IE Staff
  • March 15, 2019 March 18, 2019
  • 11:52
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Federal budget expected to have more wiggle room, even with weaker outlook

The government may argue that the economy will need stimulative investments

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CIBC boss made $10 million in 2018

Victor Dodig's compensation puts him fifth among the Big Six CEOs

Brookfield to acquire 62% of Oaktree Capital

Each investment firm will remain under its current brand and leadership

  • By: IE Staff
  • March 13, 2019 March 18, 2019
  • 12:19
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FIA seeks to boost diversity

International futures group says diversity leads to improved productivity

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CRA updates tax folio on capital cost allowance regime

Reporting currency folio also updated the same day

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Online banking preferred by Canadians: CBA survey

Over the next five years, consumers expect to increase their use of tap-and-pay, e-transfer and mobile banking

  • By: IE Staff
  • March 13, 2019 March 18, 2019
  • 10:57