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Are Canada’s Central Bankers out of touch with Main Street or what?

In spite of a recent report issued earlier this month by the Institute of International Finance (IFF) that the world is swimming in a record $233 trillion of debt, soaring to a record $233 trillion in the third quarter of 2017 Canada’s central banker went ahead today anyways, raising rates by another .25% to 1.25. […]

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What Does the Bible Teach about Debt?

Not only has Canada become a debtor nation, but most Canadians are drowning in debt. Our day–to–day dependence on debt begs the question: What does the Bible say about debt? First, the Bible warns that “the borrower is servant to the lender” (Proverbs 22:7). As such, we are warned against the folly of being excessively […]

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Canadian Income Tax: Happy 100th Birthday!

Canadians will be interested (though probably not happy) to know that this year marks the 100th anniversary of the federal income tax. Conservative Finance Minister Sir Thomas White introduced it for debate July 25, 1917, three years into the First World War, just days after Parliament adopted compulsory military service. What conscription did for young […]

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Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act offences — types, detection, penalties

The Canadian bankruptcy regime was designed with two key purposes in mind – provide options to ‘honest but unfortunate’ debtors struggling with an unmanageable financial load and create an orderly means for creditors to recover amounts owed them. With the potential for abuse ever present, the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy (OSB) has ways […]

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We Have Moved!

Effective December 2016 we have moved our headquarters in Sherwood Park, AB. to a new location. We’ve finally moved, but its not far, Here’s our address, so you know where we are.     Suite 280 – 2181 Premier Way, Sherwood Park, AB. T8H 2V1 All of our other contact information remains the same.  

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Negative Interest Rate Insanity Arrives in Canada

On July 18, 2016 the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) became the first Canadian bank to sell bonds with a negative yield.  Worse than that the CIBC had no problem selling the debt even though it’s guaranteed to lose money if held to maturity.  The bank raised almost $1.8 billion via a bond sale […]

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Project Diversification Alberta

Here at CASE we were pleasantly surprised by the AB Government announcement on Oct 22, 2015 of the creation of a new ministry of Economic Development and Trade. The purpose of this ministry will be to support economic growth and diversification for Alberta’s economy and job creation by Alberta’s business. The new ministry will be […]

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Alberta Economic Dashboard

Earlier this year the Government of Alberta launched the Alberta Economic Dashboard. This new online information source provides investors, businesses and Albertans with easier access to valuable provincial economic information in a new format. The dashboard provides user friendly access to 26 economic indicators specific to the Alberta economy and will be updated as new […]

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Do you have money you forgot about?

The Bank of Canada is currently holding over five hundred million dollars that have accumulated from dormant bank accounts from across the country over the years. More than 93 per cent of the unclaimed accounts total less than $1,000. And the oldest balance dates back to 1900. Here’s how it works. If no one claims […]

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Changes to BC’s Limitation Act

BC’s new Limitation Act came into effect on June 1, 2013 repealing and replacing the province’s current Limitation Act, which dates back to 1975.  The new Act governs how long a claimant has to bring a civil lawsuit (such as the ability to sue for a consumer debt owing) if no other statute contains a specific […]

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