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Filing tax returns, paying income tax, is saving us during COVID-19

Tax accountant and lawyer David J Rotfleisch says paying our income taxes is what keeps Canada a great country to live in
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As inflation looms, here’s how real estate and farmland have protected investors

Canadian real estate and farmland have been historical inflation hedges
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Imbalance: Accounting is not capturing the value of intangible assets

Accounting has an intangibles problem, says Nick Shepherd, author of How Accountants Lost Their Balance
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Bounty programs: Ineffective in the war on money laundering

Think twice before extending American anti-AML programs to Canada, says UBC Allard School of Law Professor Joven Narwal
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Tax ‘pandemic profiteering’ by tech companies to help fund public education

Trevor Norris says public education should receive tech sector taxation revenue
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Why employees hesitate to speak up at work — and how to encourage them

The concept of employee voice and importance of higher-quality ideas
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Nova Scotia first province to report Key Audit Matters in Auditor General report

KAM will provide Nova Scotians with context and transparency
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The myth of CERB forgiveness

Critics of CERB forgiveness miss the point, says Allan Lanthier, FCPA, FCA
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Stock traders beware of tax traps: The taxman cometh

For speculators in GameStop, the taxman awaits around the corner, says Vern Krishna, FCGA, FCPA, CM, QC of TaxChambers LLP
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What is sustainability accounting? What does ESG mean? We have answers

Sprott Professor Leanne Keddie, CPA, CMA, provides an ESG primer
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A brief history on the unpleasant subject of taxes

The story of income tax is rooted in war, explains Vern Krishna, FCGA, FCPA, CM, QC of TaxChambers LLP in Toronto
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Financial professions must pivot to stave off technological extinction

Turning CPAs into data scientists may not be realistic, says Erica Pimentel, CPA, CA
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Footing the COVID-19 bill: Economic case for tax hike on wealthy

How Canada compares to Western economies in terms of taxes and inequality
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Advocates applauded as Canada zero-rates tax on face masks, shields

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak an early advocate of zero-rated PPE
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Canada’s fiscal update falls short in facing climate change and income inequality

A passing pandemic grade but no urgency in the Throne Speech update
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Canada should repeal the small business deduction

There is little evidence supporting the efficacy of the SBD, says Allan Lanthier
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What Canada’s top CEOs think about remote work

Professor Jean-Nicolas Reyt has studied recent comments by Canadian CEOs
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What Joe Biden’s climate plan means for Canada

Professor Robert O'Brien of McMaster University details three economic implications of the Biden climate plan
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U.S. election results may suggest ethics no longer matter … just like in Canada

Thought leader Ako Ufodike, FCPA, FCGA on the importance of ethics to voters in Canada and the U.S.
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Will blockchain technology replace accountants?

Canadian accountants face obsolescence without better IT training and expertise, says Erica Pimentel, CPA, CA
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Why finding meaning at work matters

Thought Leader Erica Pimentel, CPA, CA, on how to cultivate meaningfulness at work during a global pandemic
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Remote work requires us to reconsider how to evaluate and pay employees

Professional services employee evaluation, compensation schemes don’t work when WFH, says Erica Pimentel, CPA, CA
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Free trade 2.0: How USMCA does a better job than NAFTA of protecting the environment

USMCA introduces Article 24.8 that allows Canadian environmental standards to take precedence
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Your personal data is the currency of the digital age

To many tech companies, the customer is the product, says Guillaume Desjardins
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The throne speech: Fiscal prudes are fretting about the wrong issues

Finance public policy professor Marc-Andre Pigeon says much of government debt is simply accounting entries