Ontario Launches Regional Program to Help Create Jobs

Yesterday’s announcement from Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade Vic Fideli outlines a program allowing qualifying Huron County businesses to get financial support through the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund (SWODF) and access to a range of complementary services and supports. The objective of the Regional Development Program – Eastern Ontario Development Fund and Southwestern Ontario Development Fund is to provide financial support and services to help growing companies in eastern and southwestern Ontario make […]

Ontario Chamber of Commerce responds to Ford Government

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) president and CEO Rocco Rossi has sent a letter expressing concern about the Ford government’s decision to terminate Master Framework Agreement with The Beer Store. “Canceling a contract sends an alarming message to the business community in Ontario and beyond which could potentially deter investment.” says Rocco Rossi. Read the full Letter here: Urging and Evidence Based Approach to Changing Alcohol Sales

CRA announces expanded service to help small businesses

News release May 10, 2019             Ottawa, Ontario             Canada Revenue Agency Small businesses make significant contributions in communities across Canada and are an integral part of the Canadian economy. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is committed to improving services for small businesses and ensuring all Canadians can get the information they need about taxes and benefits easily and quickly. The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National […]

Is your HSA legit?

Health Spending Accounts (HSAs) are self-insured health plans arranged by employers for their employees residing in Canada. They provide a way that small businesses can provide tax-free health and dental benefits to their employees (and their employees’ family members). This makes the HSA appear to be an extremely attractive and cost‑effective way of getting and providing health and dental benefits. However, a valid HSA plan must conform to private health service plan rules set out […]