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Federal Budget Highlights The Trudeau Liberal federal government tabled its first budget. Here are the highlights of the so called middle-class focused budget: Canada Child Benefit: New monthly tax-free payments starts July 1 to replace UCCB and other tax measures.  The new benefit will pay up to $6,400 a year per child under 6, and… Read More

Weekly Update March 21 2016

March 21, 2016
Weekly Update
Terry Broaders

“Spring Is Nature’s Way of Saying “Let’s Party”” – Robin Williams   Declining Gold, Oil Prices Push TSX, Loonie Lower Declining commodity prices pushed the Toronto stock market to a lower close Friday, while south of the border investors remained buoyed by recent news that the U.S. Federal Reserve will likely slow its pace of… Read More

OAS restored to age 65

March 18, 2016
Odette Morin

  Justin Trudeau announced yesterday that next week’s federal budget will restore eligibility for Old Age Security to age 65 from age 67. “We are keeping the old retirement age at 65,” Mr. Trudeau told the room of journalists and businesspeople. “How we care for our most vulnerable in society is really important.” He said… Read More