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New Consolidated Food Safety Regulations

June 28, 2018

Safe Food for Canadians Regulations replaces 14 existing regulations In June 2018, the Minister of Health unveiled a new set of consolidated food safety regulations for Canada. After more than 4...

Bill 148: Equal Pay for Equal Work

April 24, 2018

As of April 1, 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...

Bill 203, Pay Transparency Act, 2018

April 24, 2018

The Government of Ontario has recently proposed new legislation, Bill 203, Pay Transparency Act, 2018, aimed at reducing the gender pay gap by changing the rules about disclosing compensation...

Service Canada Announces Surprise Visits of Temporary Foreign Worker Employers

April 24, 2018

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...

Canadian Agricultural Partnership

April 24, 2018

Cost Share Funding for Agri-Food Producers and Processors In place of the previous Growing Forward 2 program, the new Canadian Agricultural Partnership was officially launched in Ontario on April 1...

3 Misconceptions About Estate Planning

April 5, 2018

Having a proper estate plan in place will ensure that your loved ones are protected if you were to pass away.  As soon as you have any assets or property it is time to contact your team of...

Taxation – What Now?

January 3, 2018

by Angela Todd, CPA, CGA On July 18, 2017 the Department of Finance of Canada released legislative proposals to the Income Tax Act creating a whirlwind of activity in the business and professional...

Staying Safe on the Farm

January 3, 2018

By Cheryl DeCooman, CHRL and Danielle Pasztor, Farm Safety Specialist  This past year there have been many news releases in Ontario in relation to agricultural related accidents, and...

10 Reasons to Work with a Financial Advisor

December 7, 2017

What You Need to Know: The first step to developing an effective financial plan is meeting with a qualified wealth advisor.  Below are 10 reasons that working with a wealth management...

Changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000

November 23, 2017

In November, Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 was passed and along with it, a number of new amendments have been adopted. Most of these new policies come into effect in 2018, and...

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