The You First Blog

On Wednesday, Members of Parliament voted on a Conservative motion intended to create a special committee to probe the government’s ethics and its spending through the pandemic. Prime Minister Trudeau countered with his own proposal for a more narrowly-mandated ethics committee into the government’s COVID-19 spending only; however, he also stated on Tuesday that Canadians… Read More

North America Friday Close Weekly Change Weekly % Change YTD % Change Canada – S&P TSX Composite 16,439 -124 -0.75% -3.66% USA – Dow Jones Industrial Average 28,606 19 0.07% 0.24% USA – S&P 500 3,484 7 0.20% 7.83% USA – NASDAQ 11,672 92 0.79% 30.08% Gold Futures (USD) $1,902.90 -$33.40 -1.72% 25.19% Crude Oil… Read More

Please note that our office will be closed on Monday, October 12, 2020, for Thanksgiving Day.  We will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, October 13. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! Applications for the Canada Recovery Benefit open on Monday The website has now been updated with all application details for the Canada… Read More

After reported rumours of President Trump’s positive COVID test were confirmed, Myles Zyblock – Chief Investment Strategist at Dynamic Funds – offered his commentary on the situation: President Trump and his wife have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 according to an official statement from, Physician to the President, Sean Conley. Both Melania and the President are… Read More

As the CERB winds down, a new program has been proposed to take its place. The Canada Recovery Benefit aims to be effective for 1 year, as of September 27, 2020 and will provide up to $500 per week for 26 weeks to workers not eligible for EI – mainly gig economy & self-employed individuals…. Read More