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Paid millions to hide trillions: Pandora Papers expose financial crime enablers, too

Greater transparency and accountability is needed says University of Ottawa accounting professor Marc Tassé, CPA, CA
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Corporate directors don’t see stopping wayward CEOs as their job – contrary to popular belief

A board’s ability to monitor for fraud, corruption or other problems is limited at best
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New publication from CPA Canada, ICAS and IFAC

Professional accounting bodies on "a journey to reimagine the future of the accounting profession," says CPA Canada's president & CEO
Students

More data analysis training needed for CPA PEP accounting students

CM2.0 DAIS changes to the Competency Map are welcome but students in CPA PEP need help now, says CPA program coach and mentor Gevorg Grigoryan, CPA
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Want to fix financial literacy? Focus on billionaires squandering their wealth, not school curriculum

A contrarian look at financial literacy education and its focus on individual responsibility
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Is the principal residence an endangered species?

The federal government is desperate for money, says Vern Krishna. Tax increases will follow a Liberal majority government
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When companies massage the books, the environment takes a hit

It’s time the accounting profession take earnings management more seriously, says financial accounting professors at Queen’s University in Kingston.
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Global minimum corporation tax rate: why the argument that it breaches EU law will probably fail

But legal argument just one obstacle towards implementation says Professor Rebecca Parry
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Tax relief for family business transfers: A legislative fiasco – Part II

In part two of a two-part series, Allan Lanthier outlines the strategy for legislative repeal and predicts what lies ahead for Bill C-208
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Tax relief for family business transfers: A legislative fiasco – Part I

Bill C-208 has handed tax avoiders a new surplus stripping scheme on a silver platter explains tax expert Allan Lanthier in a two-part series
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Our response to the CRA's position on creditor-proofing reorganizations – part 1

Doug S. Ewens and Kenneth Keung of Moodys Tax Law LLP in a three-part series on creditor-proofing reorganizations
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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
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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