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Rob Ellerby
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Adventurer and investigator, with several turns at saving organizations from bad situations. In my downtime, I have also travelled the world. Pretty good for a boy from Acton, Ontario!
Adventurer and investigator, with several turns at saving organizations from bad situations. In my downtime, I have also travelled the world. Pretty good for a boy from Acton, Ontario!

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The screws are being turned...
Ontario is reforming its labour laws once more, and this time there are some real changes to take note of. Here are what I think are the most significant ones that are happening to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 . I've organized them according to when t...

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Better ideas they could have used earlier
My earlier post on how governments should not consult may have been somewhat wordy, but it's time to revisit the subject now that some more sober thought is starting to be published. The Fall Economic Statement expanded on the subject, specifically at pp. 4...

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This will have lenders worried
One of the consequences of having experience is that you can remember when things had been brutal when a company was going through financial problems. Back in the 1980s, the secured lenders were rather cavalier about how they went in to scoop assets from a ...

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This will have lenders worried
One of the consequences of having experience is that you can remember when things had been brutal when a company was going through financial problems. Back in the 1980s, the secured lenders were rather cavalier about how they went in to scoop assets from a ...

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How not to consult
I have to admit that I was one of the 21,000 who made a submission to the Department of Finance for their consultation this summer on Tax Planning Using Private Corporations . Here is a copy of what I sent: At this particular time, unless the Department has...

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Helping people to get lit since 1975
It was purely by happenstance that I discovered that a company I had once worked for from 1985 to 1990 has just been in the news this spring, through becoming the vehicle by which a medical marijuana producer has become the first publicly listed company in ...

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Why structure and design matter
All too often, managers tend to get rushed into implementing things that have never been fully thought out. While smaller decisions may be more easily reversed before the damage has fully set in, decisions implementing designs with fundamental flaws will al...

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The CPA Ontario merger will finally be implemented
Interestingly, the merger is taking place as part of the 2017 Ontario Budget, and appears as Schedule 3 of its implementation bill . Apart from a mention in the budget document and a media release from CPA Ontario , I find no mention of it anywhere else. Pe...

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Nonresident and speculation taxes: the return of an idea
The Grits in Ontario have announced a nonresident speculation tax that will be effective as of today, 21 April 2017. We'll have to wait until next week to see the implementing bill's details, as the Legislative Assembly is currently in recess, but the annou...

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He haunts us still...
It can be a blessing or a curse to have a distant relative who was rather famous. Take, for example, J.R. Booth , shown above, who died in 1925. To put it briefly, he was my paternal grandmother's maternal grandfather's half-brother, and probably the riches...
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