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Federal cabinet announced

CALU offers its congratulations to all 38 new and returning federal cabinet ministers. The cabinet was announced by the Prime Minister and sworn in by the Governor General this past Tuesday. Our consultants at Summa Strategies have prepared an analysis of the new cabinet. CALU's Government Relations Committee will be meeting next week to review our outreach strategy with the 44th Parliament.

October 29, 2021|Categories: Industry news|

Chamber of Commerce tax survey

Calling all tax experts! The Canadian Chamber of Commerce and EY are conducting a national survey to identify opportunities for modernizing and simplifying tax administrative processes for Canadian employers. Please take a few moments to share your insights on the topic and complete the survey. Complete the survey now!

October 1, 2021|Categories: Industry news|

Election debrief for members

Join us at 4:30 p.m. ET, Septembe 23 for a special CALU webinar with Elliot Hughes, Daniel Perry and Alon Faitelis from Summa Strategies as they discuss the results of the 2021 federal election in the context of CALU's public policy priorities. Register now!

September 16, 2021|Categories: Industry news|

Federal election debrief next week

After a little more than a month of campaigning, the federal parties are racing towards the election day finish line on Monday. Currently too close to call, we will be closely monitoring the results and then holding a complimentary webinar for you on Thursday, September 23 at 4:30 p.m. ET, where our GR consultants at Summa Strategies will discuss the new government and implications for CALU members. In the meantime, follow Summa Strategies for their election coverage and sign up for the webinar.

September 16, 2021|Categories: Industry news|

Advocacy and election update

This week on the campaign trail: the Green party released their platform the Conservative party published their costed plan Leaders debates were held in French and in English Follow CALU's government relations consultants at Summa Strategies for election updates and analysis, including their weekly summary and debate coverage.

September 10, 2021|Categories: Industry news, Tools & resources|

Federal election 2021

With Canadians heading to the polls in a little over two weeks from now, let's take a look to see what the three largest parties are offering. Our government relations consultants at Summa Strategies have analyzed the parties' election platforms in comparison with CALU's public policy priorities and prepared a summary report on key areas of interest including taxes, healthcare, the economy and more Also, the Advocacy Toolkit section of the website has been updated to include the Liberal Party's election platform, Forward, For Everyone. You are encouraged to review all of the resources and then get involved by getting in touch with your ...

September 2, 2021|Categories: Industry news, Tools & resources|

From the campaign trail

The federal election period is well underway with the leaders from all of the major political parties making announcements with their plans for the future of Canada. For a recap of this week's campaign news, please see our government relations firm Summa Strategies' weekly summary. For regular updates, you can subscribe yourself to their newsletter. We also encourage you to learn about the parties' platforms, including the Bloc Québécois platform which was released this week. For links, tools and resources on the election and grassroots advocacy, visit the Advocacy Toolkit web page for CALU members. Get involved by reaching out to and meeting ...

August 26, 2021|Categories: Industry news, Tools & resources|

Finance proposes to defer implementation date for Bill C-208

Bill C-208 is the private member bill intended to facilitate the transfer of small businesses to family members that received Royal Assent June 29, 2021. The Department of Finance has now announced that the federal government plans to introduce legislation that will defer the implementation date of these amendments until January 1, 2022. The passing of this bill is a significant accomplishment in that it finally addresses the existing inequities caused by section 84.1 of the Income Tax Act, which penalized business owners when shares are sold to their children versus to an arm’s-length third party. At the same time, ...

July 9, 2021|Categories: Industry news|Tags: |

Good news for family business succession!

For years CALU has been advocating for a change to section 84.1 of the Income Tax Act, an anti-avoidance rule that applies where owners of a private corporation sell shares to another corporation controlled by family members. On June 22, 2021 that advocacy paid off when the Senate adopted Bill C-208. The final remaining step before the bill becomes law is for it to receive Royal Assent which currently comes from the Chief Justice of Canada. Bill C-208, a private member’s bill which created a limited exemption from section 84.1 on the sale of qualified small business corporation shares, was ...

June 24, 2021|Categories: Advocacy, Industry news|

Canadian Business Resilience Network calls on the Prime Minister for national economic re-opening plan

CALU joined with the Canadian Business Resilience Network of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce to call on the Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada to take action. The group penned an an open letter asking the PM to work closely with all of the premiers in developing a pan-Canadian pandemic reopening plan. With COVID-19 vaccination rates rising, infection rates dropping and many Canadians turning their attention towards a post-pandemic future, there is a growing need to have a clear and predictable framework for how and when restrictions will be eased and businesses can reopen. The open letter, which ...

May 20, 2021|Categories: Industry news|

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