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    In our December post, we provided information on laws that you may see in 2020. As we celebrate our 10th year, we're detailing the ten laws that already have or will definitely change this year. Federal Tax Changes The basic amount that most Canadians can earn tax- free increased on January 1 to $13,229 from $12,298, which may result in tax savings of up to $140 in 2020. Changes to the Divorce Act The majority of changes will be effective July 1, 2020. The changes include updated criteria to determine a child’s best interests in custody cases and measures to address…

    I lost 90lbs as a result of a New Year's Resolution, and against all odds, I’ve kept this weight off for over 14 years! Prior to this, I had tried every diet under the sun (twice). But this time, I was determined to approach my wellness journey with a different tone as the extreme attempts hadn’t served me in the past.

    2020 is likely to bring in some new laws and amendments that could affect everything from internships to a crackdown on parking spots and a possible reversal on pit bull ownership in Ontario.

    I recently attended a gala event for which the invitation stated cocktail wear. I decided to follow the dress code to the letter. But upon arriving at the event, I found many young men in attendance were wearing poorly fitted suits that did not flatter them as suits should. 

    Selling a business can be overwhelming. Whether you’re ready to sell soon or trying to grow your business for sale in the future, it can be challenging if there’s a gap between the actual value and what you believe your business is worth.

    In a June 2019 news release from the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), details emerged regarding the first time home buyer incentive (FHBI) including the expected launch date. According to the news release, September 2nd was the kick-off date for the first-time homebuyer incentive with the first closing on November 1, 2019.

    On October 23, 2019, the Ontario government confirmed that we would be seeing major changes to the Court rules coming this January 2020.

    November is Financial Literacy Month – a time to really take charge of your money.

    The autumn season is a good time to go through all the things you put away at the end of Spring. Time to see what fits, what looks great and what you should donate. It’s also time to update your look. You don’t have to replace everything, but just adding even one or two fresh items can have an amazing effect on your wardrobe. 

    Legally speaking, workers are generally classified into different categories. These classifications have very significant implications on a number of rights that workers are entitled to.

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