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Federal and provincial governments making Ontarians a fool this year

on Sun, 03/31/2019 - 23:50

April Fools' Day is usually a day of fun by playing practical jokes or spreading hoaxes, but this year’s April Fools' Day is absolutely not fun for Ontarians. Particularly to our finances. 

What is changing on April 1, 2019
Carbon tax
The federal government's $20-per-tonne carbon tax kicks in on April 1 in four provinces, including Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario and New Brunswick. The carbon tax will result in an approximate cost increase of 4.4 cents a liter for gasoline, 3.91 cents per cubic meter for natural gas and 3.10 cents a liter for propane.

Are you prepared for skyrocketing health care costs? (2019 edition)

on Tue, 07/17/2018 - 20:06

**OHIP+ undergone changes again on April 1, 2019, please refer to Federal and provincial governments making Ontarians a fool this year 

**Updated with OHIP changes occurred in June 2018

68% of Canadian companies surveyed worry about healthcare costs for 2014, up from the 45% the year before, according to a survey Morneau Shepell done on compensation trends and projections (Morneau Shepell offers human resources consulting and outsourcing services). Even IBM, had to move retirees off its health plan in September 2013 due to rising costs, you can imagine how hard it is to small businesses.

How to make sure you have an enjoyable trip

on Sat, 03/08/2014 - 14:57
*updated on June 12, 2016
Spring is around the corner, we are pushing our clock an hour forward again. After the brutal winter we had, I am sure everyone can't wait to go out, stretch their legs and plan for a vacation.
 
I did a previous blog post on different kinds of travel insurance. Now let's explore why do we even want to consider it.
 
Travel insurance, again, consists of two major parts: one insures the people who are traveling; and the other insures the trip cost should the people can't go or have to come home in the middle of the trip for certain reasons.
 
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Are you prepared for skyrocketing health care costs?

on Wed, 09/11/2013 - 23:55

68% of Canadian companies surveyed worry about healthcare costs for 2014, up from 45% last year, according to a survey Morneau Shepell done on compensation trends and projections (Morneau Shepell offers human resources consulting and outsourcing services). Even IBM, has to move retirees off its health plan due to rising costs, you can imagine how hard it is to small businesses.

 
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has ruled GM Canada cannot cut retirees’ healthcare and life insurance benefits just about 2 months ago, after a group of retired white-collar workers launched a class action