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As SRO reform progresses, there should be value for investors

Editorial: The rule book rewrite shouldn’t simply be an exercise in slimming down the volume of regulations

stock market gains

How top tax rates have risen over the past decade

Eight provinces have top combined tax rates exceeding 50%

Raise and fall of business indicators green and red arrows

Despite progress, OBSI’s dream of binding resolution remains deferred

Editorial: While the CSA’s proposal is a good first step, that’s all it is

  • By: IE Staff
  • December 11, 2023 December 7, 2023
  • 00:10
estate planning

Facing high probate tax, Nova Scotians can’t use dual wills to escape

Province tops Canada with 1.7% probate tax on the value of an estate

Manitoba Legislative Building in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Manitoba and B.C. target “unexplained” wealth

Orders compel people to disclose how they acquired suspicious assets

Glorianne Stromberg

Glorianne Stromberg’s legacy

Editorial: Stromberg fought the good fight, and Canada’s retail investors are dramatically better off as a result

  • By: IE Staff
  • November 13, 2023 November 9, 2023
  • 00:11
red card

Regulators must step up for harmed investors

Editorial: The CSA has yet to deliver on its promised proposal to give OBSI binding authority

  • By: IE Staff
  • October 16, 2023 November 10, 2023
  • 00:04
Banks on money pile

Enforcement money should be spent on investors

Editorial: The OSC should be doing more to return money to harmed investors

  • By: IE Staff
  • September 18, 2023 September 14, 2023
  • 00:05
donation tax credit

Alberta delivers big tax break to small donors

New 60% rate for donations below $200 takes effect this year

winner celebrate

Crackdown on empty accolades a win for clients and advisors alike

Editorial: With their warning, the regulators acknowledged that pay-to-play awards are not harmless puffery

  • By: IE Staff
  • August 28, 2023 August 24, 2023
  • 00:09
gifts

Gift or loan? Court case shows importance of documenting intentions

Property transferred to an adult child is presumed to be in trust unless proven it was intended as a gift

investor protection

For investor restitution, it all comes back to OBSI

Editorial: regulators need to empower OBSI to help harmed investors

  • By: IE Staff
  • June 2, 2023 May 31, 2023
  • 10:20
court of appeal and supreme court

B.C. case examines what happens when spouse outlives children

Wills should consider various scenarios for the sequence of death among beneficiaries

The Court of Quebec in Quebec City.

Quebec advisor wins expense deduction case

Revenue agency initially denied expenses for sponsorship of cycling team

time clock

Total cost reporting will be worth the wait

Editorial: Giving firms ample time to make the necessary system changes is worth the frustration

  • By: IE Staff
  • May 1, 2023 May 5, 2023
  • 06:00
banking crisis

Banking crisis highlights fragile confidence of global system

Editorial: lessons learned must not be forgotten when financial sector rules are being crafted and risk-friendly reforms are touted

  • By: IE Staff
  • April 11, 2023 April 6, 2023
  • 00:03
Quebec Parliament building

Quebec pilot project offers automatic tax filing for simple returns

Ottawa to follow la belle province in offering pre-filled returns

investor mobile device

Past time for action on retail bank shelves

Editorial: Investors are no better off today than they were at this time last year

  • By: IE Staff
  • March 13, 2023 March 10, 2023
  • 00:02
Saskatchewan legislative assembly

Alberta and Saskatchewan seek to take over tax collection from the CRA

Western provinces look to assert autonomy with revenue agencies

investor protection

Restitution proposal a promising start for new SRO

Editorial: Returning money to harmed investors could be a big win for the new SRO

  • By: IE Staff
  • February 13, 2023 February 10, 2023
  • 00:02
inflation

Nova Scotia’s bracket creep stings taxpayers

Inflation is pushing more people into higher brackets

Concerned couple meeting with advisor

Advisors can make good in bad markets

Editorial: By helping clients cope with financial stress, advisors can deliver genuine value

  • By: IE Staff
  • December 12, 2022 December 12, 2022
  • 00:11
Big storm batters eastern port

Hurricane’s economic storm still battering the East Coast

While the cost of Hurricane Fiona could reach $4 billion, provincial and federal governments offer help

Concept of carbon offsets

Vital role for regulators in carbon market

Editorial: Given the importance of shifting to more sustainable economic growth, regulators have a duty to make carbon markets work

  • By: IE Staff
  • November 21, 2022 November 21, 2022
  • 00:06
Queen's park in Toronto

Toronto chooses more of the same

Only 29% of eligible voters cast ballots in the municipal election