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Election rumours invite reflections on Doug Ford’s record in Ontario

Reducing taxes and costs to businesses and consumers in the short term is raising questions about the Ontario government’s long term fiscal responsibility

Ontario Court holds that a recent former auditor cannot act as CCAA Monitor in the absence of extenuating circumstances

David Bish and Mike Noel of Torys LLP on circumstances that would cause a court to exercise its discretion to appoint a former auditor as Monitor

Accounting for the Greenbelt giveaway: Auditor General report proves Doug Ford gave Ontarians no value for their money

Ford has disparaged Bonnie Lysyk, FCPA, FCA, whose decade-long tenure has come full circle with a special report on a deal that favoured developers
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Alberta: Why we need to rewrite the script on corporate taxes

Corporate tax cuts did not save jobs in Alberta and wealthy people do not choose where to live based on taxes, says economics professor Junaid B. Jahangir
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Will Danielle Smith veer back to the right and towards Alberta separatism?

The taxation and economic issues to watch for in the coming months from a newly elected majority government in Alberta, according to Robert L. (Bob) Ascah
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Despite soaring profits, oil companies are not paying enough for their environmental damage

Oilsands producers are spending their windfall on buybacks and debt reduction rather than reinvestment, with implications for Alberta economy, taxation

A provincial sales tax is the solution to Alberta’s fiscal roller-coaster

The Alberta tax advantage is really an acceptance of the boom and bust cycle

5 tips arising from Ontario Divisional Court's denial of property tax exemption for lands owned by places of worship

David Tang and Jesse White of Miller Thomson on judicial treatment of satellite sites in a recent Ontario court property tax decision
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The irony behind Québec’s proposed health tax 

Fred O'Riordan, National Leader of Tax Policy at EY Canada, on whether Quebec's health tax on the unvaccinated can "move the needle"

Contesting a will in Ontario: Canadian tax lawyer guide

Provincial legislations are carefully crafted to include provisions that infringe upon and restrict an individual's testamentary freedom, says tax lawyer and accountant David J Rotfleisch
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Canada should embrace Québec’s simple incorporation system for small businesses

Québec has done little to publicize a regime that other provinces should follow

From Lysyk to Ford: An accountant’s constructive criticism on COVID-19

The Auditor General’s report gave Ford both positive and negative feedback