Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

Read the follow-up article to this for the most up-to-date information: COVID-19: Economic Response Plan – Legislative Update On March 18, 2020, Prime Minister Trudeau announced Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan.  The plan includes some proposed tax and non-tax measures aimed at relieving economic hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic. Note:  None of the proposed measures […]

Estate Planning: The Importance of Beneficiary Designations

When you open a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (“RRSP”), Registered Retirement Income Fund (“RRIF”), or Tax-free Savings Account (“TFSA”), the account opening documents typically include a place for a beneficiary designation.  What is a beneficiary designation, and what are the consequences of designating or not designating a beneficiary? Beneficiary Designation Explained A beneficiary designation is […]