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Laurie Bissonette

OPINION: The season for snowbirds: warm up and don’t heat up

OPINION: The season for snowbirds: warm up and don’t heat up

If you travel to the U.S. during the winter months, consider whether your stay triggers an income tax liability in that country.
OPINION: How to navigate the role of an executor or trustee

OPINION: How to navigate the role of an executor or trustee

No one likes to talk about death, but as the saying goes, two things are certain: death and taxes.
OPINION: How early do you start to teach your children financial skills?

OPINION: How early do you start to teach your children financial skills?

Children even as young as preschoolers can start learning about money.
OPINION: Family business succession – too early to plan? Never!

OPINION: Family business succession – too early to plan? Never!

Early and informed planning is the best way to ensure your business and your family will prosper for generations to come.
OPINION: Canadian CEOs more confident than global peers: KPMG CEO Outlook

OPINION: Canadian CEOs more confident than global peers: KPMG CEO Outlook

Each year, KPMG surveys CEOs from the top firms from around the world, including Canada, regarding their outlook for growth, business priorities and things that keep them awake at night.
OPINION: Dissecting the deal – due diligence

OPINION: Dissecting the deal – due diligence

Due diligence is a necessary part of the anatomy of every deal and it is vitally important that both the buyer and vendor are prepared for and understand the dissection process.
OPINION: Fraud: beware!

OPINION: Fraud: beware!

You must be aware of the risks and be prepared to recognize weaknesses and take action to prevent, detect and respond to fraud.
OPINION: Getting all you are entitled to from your business interruption claim

OPINION: Getting all you are entitled to from your business interruption claim

Preparing a claim that is easily defended to your insurer can help businesses resume operations and realize the insurance recovery to which they are entitled under the policy.
OPINION: CFOs: embrace change for success

OPINION: CFOs: embrace change for success

A CFO is uniquely able to take an investor’s perspective and look at the business from the outside in, to challenge strategy from a risk perspective and look at all key decisions through a value lens.
OPINION: New Review Engagement standards: what do they mean for me?

OPINION: New Review Engagement standards: what do they mean for me?

You may wish to discuss the most appropriate level of assurance—both the cost and the benefit for your business—with the users of your financial statements, your management team and your public accountant.