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Bank of Canada Raises Rates Jul 17, 2018
As was widely expected last week, the Bank of Canada raised its key lending rate.

Here is a high-level overview of what this means for you.
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Ontario To Revert Back to Previous Public Holiday Pay Calculation May 9, 2018
After consultation with stakeholders, the Ontario Government announced that it will be reviewing the Public Pay portion of its Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 commonly known as Bill 148.
During this time and effective July 1, 2018, temporarily reinstates the Previous Public Holiday Pay formula.
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On May 7, 2018 Ontario passed the Pay Transparency Act, 2018. May 14, 2018
Starting 2020, an employer with 250 or more employees will be required to submit a pay transparency report.Starting 2021, an employer with 100 or more will be required to submit a pay transparency report.
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Wealth Management Office Renovations May 10, 2018
Wealth Management’s office will be undergoing a renovation from May 22 - July 9, 2018. Staff will still be working and be available by phone and email during the renovation.

Our receptionist Lee-Ann Tucker as well as some of our other staff will be working out of the Independent Accountants’ Investment Counsel Inc. office located on the second floor of our building.
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2018 Federal Budget Commentary Feb 28, 2018
We are pleased to provide you with commentary on the Canada Federal Budget released February 27, 2018
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Review Engagement financial statements are changing Jan 25, 2018
Canadian Standard on Review Engagements (CSRE) 2400, Engagements to Review Historical Financial Statements was issued March 31, 2016, and is effective for reviews of annual and interim financial statements for periods ending on or after December 14, 2017.
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Tax Alert - Revised Income Splitting Measures Jan 15, 2018
Summary of the new revised income splitting measures released December 13, 2917 vs. the July 18, 2017 draft proposal.
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Acquisition of Accounting Practice of David Richenback Oct 1, 2017
The Partners of Ward & Uptigrove are pleased to announce we have acquired the accounting practice of David Richenback, CPA, CA.
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WSIB New Rate FrameWork Oct 25, 2017
The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is implementing a new rate framework effectively January 1 2020.
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Update on Proposed Federal Tax Changes Sep 15, 2017
Ward & Uptigrove has submitted a letter to the Department of Finance on the proposed Tax Planning Using Private Corporation changes.
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Dairy Farm Investment Program Aug 2, 2017
Get more information on the the Federal government's recently announced Dairy Farm Investment Program.
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Capital Gains Taxation Mar 13, 2017
While the date for the 2017 Federal Budget has not yet been announced, there is significant
speculation and commentary from media and business leaders that a change to the taxation of
capital gains may be announced in the upcoming Federal Budget.
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