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What the HST means to you

What the HST means to you

From children’s sports activities and home renos to simply driving around, life is about to get more expensive in Ontario. BY TINA TEHRANCHIAN On July 1, the Ontario government will introduce the new Harmonized Sales Tax (HST). This means that certain…

RRIFs vs Annuities?

RRIFs vs Annuities?

Selecting between a RRIF or an annuity could be your most important retirement decision. RRIFs are now favoured over annuities by most retirees contemplating their RRSP maturity options. In making the decision between a RRIF and an annuity, the following…

Value of Home Improvements

Value of Home Improvements

You may be thinking about those spring-time projects that you will need to tackle this year, like landscaping the garden, rebuilding a patio or fence, changing older windows and doors, a new roof, or even remodeling your basement, kitchen or…

What is an employee benefit really worth?

What is an employee benefit really worth?

In early 2007, Ian Wright, a lawyer and partner at Scott, Petrie, Brander, Walters & Wright LLP, in London, Ontario approached our firm with an insightful query. Ian, an employment lawyer, believed that the way employee benefits had been valued by…

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