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Laurie Bissonette

New WSIB rules mandate coverage for all industry players

New WSIB rules mandate coverage for all industry players

The mandatory WSIB regulations that came into effect in January extend insurance benefits already in place for employees to business owners, as well as corporate officers, inde­pendent operators, sole owners and busi­ness partnerships.
Passing the torch: succession strategies for small business owners

Passing the torch: succession strategies for small business owners

After years of hard work you can look back and be proud of your achievements. You’re a small business owner enjoying a steady income that provides a comfortable lifestyle for your family. You beat the odds.
Crystal ball gazing: how 2013 could impact your financial future

Crystal ball gazing: how 2013 could impact your financial future

Last year, Canadians were treated to a raucous U.S. election (which I would admit, I find entertaining) and a Washington fiscal melodrama along with ongoing woes in Europe and Asia, which have put a chokehold on global economic growth.
Defusing the cross-border tax-time bomb

Defusing the cross-border tax-time bomb

Entrepreneurs like to think big. It’s in their nature. For some, that means setting up related companies in the U.S. and abroad to grow their business.
When opportunity knocks: selling your business

When opportunity knocks: selling your business

If you are a private company owner contemplating retirement, receiving an unsolicited offer to sell your business might seem like winning the lottery.

High-net-worth individuals “in the sights” of CRA auditors

If you are a high-net-worth individual, you may receive a call from the Canada Revenue Agency as part of a new program to scrutinize Canada’s wealthiest citizens.

Changes to the Canadian Pension Plan

Like it or not, the retirement goal posts are moving. On average people are living longer.

Inside job: guarding against business fraud

Fraud is a crime of opportunity. More often than not, it’s also personal which leaves private enterprises particularly vulnerable.

The Future of Family Business

I am fortunate to work with and advise many business families. I am always in awe of the amazing enterprises they run and continue to build.

What’s going to happen to my SR&ED claim?

In the weeks leading up to the March 29 federal budget, the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credit program was the subject of many debates concerning its validity as a tool to encourage innovation in Canada.