Investors want Canadian-owned investments, global expertise

Investors want Canadian-owned investments, global expertise Clients and advisors share their thoughts — 50 of them — in a survey sponsored by Mackenzie Investments. More than three-quarters (78%) of investors surveyed say it’s important for advisors to offer products and services from Canadian-owned asset management companies. Just under three-quarters (72%) say it’s important for asset […]

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No to tax on insurance products: poll

No to tax on insurance products: poll Most Saskatchewan voters — 73% — oppose the government’s decision to add PST to a range of insurance products, reveals a poll conducted by Maple Leaf Strategies on behalf of Advocis. Read: Tax on insurance premiums in Saskatchewan coming soon Further, 77% say taxing insurance is “unfair,” and […]

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BoC monitoring protectionism, innovation

BoC monitoring protectionism, innovation A senior Bank of Canada official says the central bank is seeing encouraging signs that exports and business investment are broadening and strengthening. Deputy governor Timothy Lane said in a lunch time speech to the Saskatoon Regional Development Authority that international trade is key to Canada’s economic growth potential. However, he […]

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Accenture appoints director of artificial intelligence

Accenture appoints director of artificial intelligence Accenture has appointed Jodie Wallis as managing director for Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Canada, effective immediately.  Wallis, who’s worked at Accenture for more than 20 years, will oversee the company’s investments in the domestic AI ecosystem, including Accenture’s sponsorship of the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Canada, which […]

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Tax-News.com: Juncker: EU Will Strengthen Trade Agenda

Tax-News.com: Juncker: EU Will Strengthen Trade Agenda by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels 15 September 2017 European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said that he wants the EU to strengthen its trade agenda, and that countries are “lining up” at the bloc’s door to reach new trade agreements. In his State of the Union Address on […]

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Tax-News.com: Trudeau Defends Controversial Tax Proposals

Tax-News.com: Trudeau Defends Controversial Tax Proposals by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington 15 September 2017 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that no one earning less than CAD150,000 (USD123,154) will be affected by his Government’s plan to crack down on tax planning strategies used by private corporations. The Government is currently consulting on proposals to […]

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Female entrepreneurs and what motivates them

Female entrepreneurs and what motivates them It’s no secret that there are too few women in the advisory industry and on corporate boards. But when it comes to women as entrepreneurs across the globe, the outlook is brighter.  Read: OSC to hold roundtable to discuss women on boards Since 2015, total entrepreneurial activity among women has […]

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