In 2010, the Occupational Health and Safety Act (Ontario) was amended to include the definitions of workplace harassment and workplace violence, as well as associated requirements for employers. Prior to that, harassment fell under the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) and was limited to the prohibited grounds as defined by the OHRC. However, since 2010, employees have had another avenue to bring forward concerns about workplace harassment and violence: the OH&S Act.
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Sudbury, ON – Collins Barrow SNT (CBSNT) is active and connected, making an impact in its vibrant Northern Ontario community. Year after year, the firm goes the extra mile to help raise funds for one of its charities of choice. In 2016, CBSNT chose to support Northern Ontario Families of Children with Cancer (NOFCC), inspiring courage and hope for cancer survivors and families who have a child diagnosed with this disease.
Montréal, QC – Collins Barrow Montréal is pleased to announce that Nathalie Nguyen, CPA, CA has been promoted to the role of principal at the firm. She has been with CB Montreal for over 16 years, working closely with clients in a wide range of industries, including automotive, construction, investment, dental and medical, law firm services, manufacturing, real estate and retail.
Dartmouth, NS – Collins Barrow Nova Scotia is pleased to announce a trio of new managers at the firm, with combined expertise in audit, assurance and U.S. Tax.
Victoria, B.C. – Collins Barrow Victoria Ltd. is pleased to announce the addition of tax expert Kerry Blain to its growing practice.
*Updated Jan. 18 2017
With the real estate market booming (or contracting, as the case may be) in your home town, you have decided to cash in on the one income tax break that has remained relatively unchanged for individuals since its inception in 1972: the principal residence exemption (PRE). The concept seems simple enough. Generally, any gain on the sale of a home that has been ordinarily inhabited as a place of residence by you, your spouse, your common-law partner or your child will be exempt from income tax. However, the details of the rules do not reflect this simplicity.
Dartmouth, NS – Collins Barrow Nova Scotia is proud to announce four new partners, who have collectively demonstrated a dedication to delivering exceptional audit, assurance and tax service.
Toronto, ON – Collins Barrow Toronto is pleased to announce that Stephen Rupnarain has been promoted to partner in the firm’s tax advisory group. Stephen started his career at Collins Barrow Toronto shortly after graduation. He subsequently took on key roles, implementing some of the firm’s most innovative tax planning opportunities.
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Calgary, AB – Collins Barrow Calgary is proud to be named one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People.
Dartmouth, NS – Collins Barrow Nova Scotia Inc.’s John Oakey has been selected for — and now sits on — the Small and Medium Practitioner (SMP) Tax Committee for CPA Canada. Informally involved with the committee throughout 2016, John attended his first official meeting on December 15, 2016.