Blog

Tumblehome, Apollo Missions, Planning

Any mission needs a plan to succeed. So does your farm business.

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Coldplay, the Gap and the Gain

“The way to measure your progress is backward against where you started, not against your ideal.” - Dan Sullivan

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Forest Gump, “Some Kind of Farmer” and Unique Ability

We all have a kind of genius, and we spend our lives looking for it. Some find it earlier than others. When you do find yours, make the most of it.

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Sum of All Fears, Looking Back and Decisions

Once you have made a decision, there is no point in looking back. Make the decision the right one.

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The Micro, the Macro and Lessons Learned

Sometimes it is in the hardest of times that we gain much. It is through challenges that we learn creativity and resilience.

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News

Bill C-74 Highlights for Small Business

On June 21, 2018, Bill C-74 received Royal Assent. The bill, Budget Implementation Act, 2018, implements a number of the measures outlined in the 2018 Federal Budget.

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Pitfalls of Custom Contract and Employee Classification

In November of 2017, Bill 148 introduced new provisions that expressly prohibits the misclassification of employees and places the onus of proof on an employer that an independent contractor and any other non-employee is in fact an independent contractor or non-employee.

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New Consolidated Food Safety Regulations

Safe Food for Canadians Regulations replaces 14 existing regulations

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Service Canada Announces Surprise Visits of Temporary Foreign Worker Employers

Service Canada recently announced that it will begin performing unannounced inspections of workplaces that hire temporary foreign workers, concentrating their efforts on the agricultural and caregiver sectors.

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Bill 148: Equal Pay for Equal Work

As of April 1, 2018 employers must pay part-time, casual and seasonal employees the same rate of pay as a full-time employee doing the same kind of work (and no, you cannot lower your full-time employee wage rates to match existing part-time or casual employee rates).

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