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4 ways companies can avoid post-pandemic employee turnover

High employee turnover is unwelcome news for employers, says Professor Erica Pimentel, CPA, CA, of the Smith School of Business, Queen's University
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G7 tax deal: if you think multinationals will be forced to pay more, you don’t understand tax avoidance

Anticipate new accounting ways around the rules, says Professor Ronen Palan
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The increase in ransomware attacks during the COVID-19 pandemic may lead to a new internet

The future of the internet may be intranets, say Michael Parent and David R. Beatty
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Tooth or Consequences: The Perils of Online Tax Filing

Allan Lanthier explains a recent case in the UK Supreme Court, HMRC v Tooth, and its consequences in a Canadian context
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Entrepreneurs aren’t taking their companies public — and it’s a problem for our economy

Corporate governance and executive compensation regulation is at fault, say Calgary academics
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The Bank of Canada must seize the pandemic moment and do more for Canadians

The institution is more comfortable with the status quo than with serious innovation, despite its history of being an innovator in monetary policy
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Mergers & Acquisitions: From Bay Street to Main Street

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, future foreign takeovers will now be scrutinized for their local as well as national impact, explains Andrew House of Fasken
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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
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Sustainability rankings don’t always identify sustainable companies

An increasing numbers of investors depend on ESG information from third parties for their investment decisions but are the rankings meaningless?
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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