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Sunday News Roundup 24.06.09: Capital gains vote, Bondfield auditors, and more Canadian accounting news

Wrapping up the odds and ends from the past week in Canadian accounting news
Business

Carbon Tax: Correction demanded for 'big error' in carbon price report

A recent PBO report overestimated the real costs of the carbon tax because it mistakenly included the impact of industrial carbon prices on individual Canadians
Business

Less infrastructure funding leaves municipalities with tough decisions

Under a new funding formula, Alberta municipalities are receiving less funding from the provincial government than they did in 2011, leading to potential tax hikes
Business

Debate continues over impact of next minimum wage increase

In Niverville, Manitoba, one chartered professional accountant gives his perspective on a minimum wage that has increased by nearly four dollars in two years
Thought Leaders

Economic growth tops the priority list for Canadian policymakers — here’s why

There's nothing wrong with challenging our assumptions, say academics from the University of Saskatchewan, but interest rates are higher than growth rates
Business

Carbon rebate could bode well for businesses: advocate

Small businesses are pleased to see the carbon rebate being rolled out but are nervous about the repercussions of the capital gains tax changes
Business

Queen's profs weigh in on federal budget

Two Queen's University professors question whether the Liberals have thought through the implications of their changes to capital gains taxation
Business

Unpaid taxes by oil and gas companies remains a concern for rural municipalities

In recent years, the issue of oil and gas companies owing money to Alberta municipalities has become a significant concern, with millions in unpaid taxes
Thought Leaders

An economist explains: Textbook economics is badly flawed when it comes to climate change

Double standards abound on the carbon tax, says MacEwan University economics professor Junaid B. Jahangir, despite the support (and limits) of textbook economics
Thought Leaders

Stock markets signal a growing gap between Canadian and American clean tech firms

Canadian taxpayer-supported clean tech startups may move south of the border due to regulatory risk and political uncertainty despite substantial tax benefits
Thought Leaders

10 reasons why Canadians are still dissatisfied with the economy, despite the upswing

Four accounting academics explain the disconnect between the pessimism of Canadians and an economy that seems headed for a soft landing
Thought Leaders

Here’s what we can learn from Canada’s response to inflation in the 1980s and 1990s

Inflation is a tax on households, but don’t expect prices to revert to pre-pandemic levels, as interest rates could stay where they are for several more months
Thought Leaders

Driving the best possible bargain now isn’t the best long-term strategy, according to game theory

Negotiating a new deal? New research suggests that a nonzero-sum game strategic approach to negotiating may produce more value creation in the long run
Practice

Director held personally liable for unremitted and uncollected GST/HST — due diligence defence judged insufficient

Case commentary from Canadian tax accountant and lawyer David J Rotfleisch on the Tax Court of Canada decision in Hall v The King
Practice

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
Thought Leaders

Why the world is turning away from the US dollar

Geopolitical divisions with the United States will continue to cause additional friction and the role of the US dollar is almost certain to become more limited
Practice

Homegrown national accounting firm MNP kicks off 2024 with new Quebec acquisition

Lafond CPA merger gives MNP a foothold in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region of La Belle Province, close to the border with New Brunswick
Thought Leaders

Canadians are losing faith in the economy — and it’s affecting their perception of inequality

A tax system that favours the wealthy is among perceptions of inequality that are contributing to disillusionment among Canadian workers
Practice

Canada Revenue Agency claws back $458 million in CEWs wage subsidies from COVID-19 pandemic following audits

The CRA found cases of aggressive non-compliance among claimants using third parties for application preparation, explains Canadian tax lawyer David J Rotfleisch
Thought Leaders

Is capitalism dead? Yanis Varoufakis thinks it is – and he knows who killed it

In light of the deal between Canada and Google, we present this thought leadership article on technofeudalism, an economics term coined by Yanis Varoufakis
Profession

Sunday News Roundup 23.08.13: Greenbelt giveaway, BDO bought, and more Canadian accounting news

Wrapping up the odds and ends from the past week in Canadian accounting news
Ethics

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
Profession

Sunday News Roundup 23.07.30: Profiles in pilfering, plus internal ethics and more Canadian accounting news

Wrapping up the odds and ends from the past week in Canadian accounting news
Thought Leaders

Challenges to free trade reveal a big change in conservative ideology

A shift in conservative ideology towards protectionism, not free trade, is not new in Canada and could have profound effects for business leaders such as CPAs
Practice

CRA to introduce new automatic tax filing system as many Canadians miss out on benefits

Tax filing and tax software groups have been actively discouraging the CRA and its U.S. equivalent, the IRS, from implementing automatic returns