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- The key players in Bernie Madoff’s orbit: Ten years later, what’s become of them?
It was great being in Bernie Madoff’s orbit, until it wasn’t. For decades, Madoff was a respected Wall Street financier, generous with employees and beloved by his family. But after his securities firm was exposed a decade ago as the biggest Ponzi scheme in U.S. history, thousands of investors lost … Read more »
- In Uber era, valuing of intangible assets urgently needs consistent standards
Corporate boards lack the tools to assess the value and risks associated with intangible assets (IA), according to the Licensing Executives Society (LES), which has proposed an IA standard that focuses on board oversight. LES is a 50-year-old leading association of 10,000 intellectual property, tech … Read more »
- New boots-on-the-ground trade association to boost ties between Canada, EU
Canadian companies need to be much more active in Brussels in order to take full advantage of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement. “CETA, for the first time, includes a standalone chapter on regulatory cooperation that provides Canadian business with opportunities to … Read more »
- Finally, a judgment against CRA for negligence in audit of business
A Quebec Superior Court judgment awarding two Montreal businessmen nearly $5 million in damages against the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) means taxpayers may have an easier time holding the tax collector accountable for its actions. “This is probably the first case where CRA was found liable for havin … Read more »
- The road to Ontario’s fiscal health runs straight through its public sector unions
If the Ford government is to restore fiscal responsibility and reduce Ontario’s deficit and debt, it ultimately must take on its unions. Not only because payroll represents the majority of provincial spending, but that its collective agreements create inefficiencies in the manner in which public sec … Read more »
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