Regulation
Legal

What Should Canadians Travelling to the U.S. Know?

Ever since the last American election, travellers from around the world have shared stories of their experiences at American entry points and raised questions and doubts. So what should a Canadian passport holder know before heading to the U.S?

Trade
Regulation

Small Businesses in Canada Are Not Ready to Use CETA to Their Advantage

Experts feel that smaller Canadian companies are not yet ready to take advantage of CETA and lack the global ambition that could help them.

Real Estate
Regulation

Will Toronto's Real Estate Become the New Vancouver as Foreign Buyers Shift Eastward?

Toronto is the new destination for foreign real estate buyers who have been scared off by the additional 15 percent taxation that that they will incur if they choose to buy property in Vancouver, a report said.

Real Estate
Regulation

Vancouver's Foreign Buyer Tax Leads to Trump Tower Buyers Not Closing Sales

The Trump International Hotel and Tower in Vancouver set a record price when it was sold out, however it now looks like the 15 percent foreign buyer tax being implemented is making presale buyers uncomfortable.

Financial
Regulation

Finding a Small Business Accounting Service in Toronto

The role of an accountant has evolved over the years, a couple of decades ago they would only be seen during tax season and disappear after that. Now businesses both small and medium look for much more in an accountant.

Startups
Regulation

New Crowdfunding Rules Bring in More U.S. Lenders to Canadian Companies

The Canadian crowdfunding scene is now becoming an even more exciting place as new investors are making their presence felt. The new crowdfunding rules announced earlier this year provide retail investors the ability to participate in the raising of capital for small businesses.

Real Estate
Regulation

Toronto Real Estate Board Must Provide Home Sales Data Online, Competition Tribunal Says

The federal Competition Tribunal ordered the Toronto Real Estate Board to let its member brokers update home sales data online for the public to view in a move that could resonate across Canadian real estate markets.

Regulation

Uber in Canada Faces the Heat From Municipal Bureaucracy, Taxi Drivers

Since there aren’t any established standards regulating the industry, Uber has been struggling to cut deals with each municipality.

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Real Estate
Regulation

Housing Costs in Vancouver Threaten Economy: Mayor

Gregor Robertson, Mayor of Vancouver, says recent reports and recommendations from banks, organizations, real estate boards and economists has made it clear to him that it's time to deal with Vancouver's sky-rocketing real estate prices or the city's economy could suffer.

Regulation

Uber Should Be Treated Like Any Other Taxi – Poll

Asked whether Uber should be allowed to operate where they live, around 35 percent said ‘yes, definitely’, while another 40 percent said ‘maybe, under the right circumstances,” Only 17 percent of people surveyed felt Uber should not be allowed to operate.

Trade
Regulation

Jim Balsillie fears TPP could cost Canada billions

Andy Blatchford reports that Jim Balsillie, former co-CEO of BlackBerry, believes Canada’s involvement in the 12 country Trans-Pacific Partnership could be the worst public policy decision in Canada’s history – potentially costing the country hundreds of billions of dollars.

Financial
Regulation

Regulators OK New Crowdfunding Rules for Firms in Five Provinces

Recently completed crowdfunding rules will allow companies to raise up to $1.5-million in a 12 month period from investors via internet sites. New rules from this legislation will be adopted in early 2016 by Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. Saskatchewan plans to publish the same rules for public comment while other provinces continue with their own crowdfunding standards, rules, and investment thresholds.