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Fraud Awareness Week

Fraud Awareness Week

November 14th marks the beginning of Fraud Awareness Week. Are you or your business vulnerable to fraud? What is it and what should you look out for? Let’s take a look at the “Fraud Triangle”. 

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Post-Election Tax Update – What Changes?

Post-Election Tax Update – What Changes?
September 22, 2021

The results of the 2021 Federal election have left many Canadians wondering, ‘What Changes?’ While there may have been a few surprises and changes from the election results, the overall picture looks very much the same – the Liberal party forming a minority government, a Conservative party opposition, and the BQ or NDP holding enough seats to possibly boost the Liberal agenda provided they can work together to do so.

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2021 Federal Budget – Digging Deeper for a Recovery Plan

2021 Federal Budget – Digging Deeper for a Recovery Plan

On Monday, April 19, 2021, Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland released the 2021 Canadian federal budget. This is very likely the last budget before the next federal election. The minority Liberal government proposed measures encouraging support from other parties and included something for almost every potential voter.

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Beware of Fraud: Tips for Avoiding Scams

Beware of Fraud: Tips for Avoiding Scams
April 5, 2021

Ever had a threatening phone message supposedly left by the CRA? Read news stories about an unsuspecting senior bulk-purchasing iTunes gift cards to avoid more severe penalties? The truth is new ways to scam Canadians pop up daily. Robot voicemails and requests for gift cards are still happening in our communities – but there are many more scams running that you might not know. Beware of fraud! Do you know how to protect yourself and your loved ones from some of the less obvious scam attempts?

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Ontario’s 2021 Budget Announcement: What It Means For You

Ontario’s 2021 Budget Announcement: What It Means For You

On Wednesday, March 24th, Ontario Finance Minister Peter Bethlenfalvy unveiled the province’s 2021 budget. This spending plan focused on healthcare, small businesses, and families with several key financial proposals. Read more about the 2021 budget announcement.

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RLB Summer Webinar Series: Financial Reporting During COVID-19

RLB Summer Webinar Series: Financial Reporting During COVID-19
August 17, 2020

When COVID-19 caused worldwide closures earlier this year, businesses faced new and unprecedented challenges. Suddenly there were cash flow management questions, employee, and supply chain questions as well as new government policies to consider. One key process that also needs to be considered is how operational interruptions and market decline may impact your financial statement reporting. This is especially true if your lenders require an assurance engagement such as a review or an audit.

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Employers Guide to COVID-19

Employers Guide to COVID-19

Like all of you, we’ve been monitoring the evolving global impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As employers, our number one priority has always been and remains the health and safety of our people.  We would like to share best practices on how you, as an employer, can uphold that commitment.  We hope that this plan adds to the health and well being of you and your employees during this time.

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Assistance for Small Businesses Announced

Assistance for Small Businesses Announced

Further details regarding the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) for small businesses were announced today.  This program will be a joint effort between the Federal and Provincial governments.  Some of the key aspects of the CECRA applicable for Ontario commercial properties are outlined below:

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Department of Finance Announcements re COVID-19

Department of Finance Announcements re COVID-19
March 30, 2020

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan is being updated frequently. For the most up to date information follow this link:  https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html

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Financing Options for Your Construction Business

Financing Options for Your Construction Business
January 31, 2020

No matter how big or how small your construction company is, cash is the lifeblood of your business. There are several options for procuring funding to get started, enhance growth and invest in your company’s future. Each option has its own advantages and disadvantages so be sure to compare the different financing alternatives available to you before signing on the dotted line.

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