Canada

City of York pension plan first of group of pre-OMERS plans to join OMERS

The Corporation of the City of York Employee Pension Plan officially transferred the management of its assets and liabilities to the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement ... ...

Inflation and the Debt/GDP ratio

I'm trying to write a simple explainer. The best way to understand how inflation affects the debt/GDP ratio is to start out with a scenario where it doesn't. Then look at ways in which the real world is not like that scenario. Here's the "No Effect" scenario: The Bank of Canada suddenly decides to ...

Diesel, renewables, and the future of Canada’s remote communities (blog)

Since remote communities are not connected to the North American electricity grid, they make use of their own small-scale microgrids. ...

Alterna helps Ontario cannabis lottery retailers meet AGCO deadlines

TORONTO, Jan. 15, 2019 /CNW/ – Alterna Savings and Credit Union Limited (Alterna) is helping the Ontario cannabis retail lottery winners meet an ambitious Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) deadline of January 18th, 2019. The lottery selection was made on January 11th, but the winner ...

January 14, 2019 Charts

WTI broke back through $50/B on Wednesday; Canadian oil differentials are at multi-year lows; US rig rates are stable despite falling prices ...

Disability, income splitting and tax reduction

Q: My wife has been diagnosed with a chronic condition known as Fibromyalgia, so she can’t work anymore (she’s 49). My plan is to retire at 65 (I’m 57) and we plan to have about $1 million saved in registered accounts (about 85% in my name).  Can you recommend a tax efficient approach to d ...

Intact Centre Report on National Flood Standard Released

The new report from the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, Weathering the Storm: Developing a Canadian Standard for Flood-Resilient Existing Communities, highlights a range of solutions that can help decrease future flood risk in Canadian communities. Flooding within urban centres is Canada’s c ...

New Primer Helps Put Dollar Value on Local Hydrology in B.C.

The Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC has released a primer on the Ecological Accounting Process (EAP), a tool for stakeholders to implement a methodology that shows the financial value of ecology and hydrology services. The EAP was developed through applications on small watersheds (creek ...

How can Rita make her fleeing partner pay his share of their debt?

Q. My common-law partner of 20 years left last year with no communication with me whatsoever. He has left me with all the debt. He had told my daughter that he has another bank account and has been planning this since May. What can I do legally to get him to accept his responsibility for the debt? ...

Sainte-Eulalie, Que. to Upgrade Wastewater Treatment System

The governments of Canada and Quebec have announced an investment to improve wastewater treatment in the municipality of Sainte-Eulalie. François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and André Lamontagne, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and Minister Responsi ...