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2020 Fall Economic Update

Last updated Dec. 4, 2020. We will update blog posts when more information is released.

This week Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland unveiled the federal government’s fall economic update.

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FBC Member Spotlight: Canada's Grocery Store and More

When the Endako Mine closed at the end of 2014, the Village of Fraser Lake lost its biggest employer. About a year later, the only grocery store in the community closed too. It was a tough time for the town. That’s when Lori and Bobby Hurry decided it was time to do something about it.

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Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy Program

The federal government is launching a new rent relief program for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. They’ve released the draft legislation and proposed details for the first 12 weeks of the program. Find out if you qualify and how to apply.

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Ontario Budget Report 2020

The Ontario government unveiled its 2020-21 budget on Nov. 5, 2020, amid a backdrop of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the related economic fallout. Find out what new measures they've proposed in the budget.

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Member Update from Steven Ibbotson: This Year is Different

It would be an understatement to say this has been an unusually challenging and difficult year. Those challenges will most likely continue for a while to come. What should you, as a small business owner be doing to weather the storm? Learn what 5 things you should focus on now.

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8 benefits of hiring a professional bookkeeper

Find out what benefits your business will see if you outsource your bookkeeping.

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Back to Work in Manitoba Wage Subsidy Program

Your business can receive up to $100,000 to subsidize 20 employees hired since July 16 through the Manitoba wage subsidy program. Find out if you qualify and how to apply.

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Capital Cost Allowance for Farmers

If you need to buy a major capital asset like a building, machinery or equipment to use in your farming business, consider buying it before the end of your fiscal year to claim tax depreciation. Learn more about how to use the capital cost allowance (CCA) to reduce your income on your tax return.

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Re-Open Saskatchewan Training Subsidy

The Government of Saskatchewan has launched a temporary training subsidy for employers that will cover 100% of training costs for their employees. Find out if your business qualifies.

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Why you need a year-end tax plan

Year-end tax planning means working with your tax or financial advisor before the end of the year to analyze your financial exposure to various tax scenarios. That way you can move quickly to minimize any adverse effects of changes in tax structure.

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