Proposed tax changes

The facts

October 3, 2017

Back in July, Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced his plan for corporate tax reform, stating that the intention was to level the playing field for all Canadians by removing ‘unfair advantages’ currently offered to small businesses. This led to an outpouring of rhetoric, as expected, and there has been steady media coverage of the subject ever since. While some are praising the proposal, others are criticizing its framing of ‘loopholes’ and other language, arguing that the current setup exists with good reason. Strong opinions have formed, and there is great debate in the small business, farming and medical professional communities.

Understanding that we are all entitled to an opinion and not every investor will feel the same way, Mailey Rogers Group would like to present some key facts about taxation in Canada. We hope you will use these facts to better understand the proposal and form your own opinion on the matter.

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MRG meets with Dr. Stephen Wood of Russell Investments

A few of our key takeaways

September 21, 2017

Due diligence is critical to Mailey Rogers Group’s investment strategy, and plays an important role in our commitment to client service. We’ve written about this topic before, and continue to seek out opportunities to speak with key players in the investment industry. Last week was no different, and we are pleased to offer our clients the following update.

On September 12, Brie Fraser and I had a fantastic working lunch with Dr. Stephen Wood, Chief Market Strategist at Russell Investments. Dr. Wood, who is based in New York City, is a frequent guest on CNBC, Bloomberg TV and PBS, and is often quoted in national publications such as the Wall Street Journal and International Herald Tribune.

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West Van vs YVR: A Scotia baseball battle!

September 14, 2017

Mailey Rogers Group is standing proud in this photo, taken in Vancouver’s Stanley Park – but unfortunately, we did not take home any shiny new trophies last week.

After a fierce battle on the baseball diamond, our West Vancouver ScotiaMcLeod ball team was bitterly defeated by the Vancouver office…brawn beat brains, but only on the field! Our team continues to dominate on the wealth management front, where we really knock it out of the park. That’s a homerun for our clients! (And enough baseball metaphors to last a lifetime, we’ll admit.)

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Back to school – and back to the theatre!

Kay Meek Centre

September 11, 2017

It’s been a wonderful summer for Mailey Rogers Group clients, team members and friends. While we’re sad to see July and August in our rearview mirror, there is also plenty to look forward to in the weeks and months to come.

As our clients know, Kim Mailey and Victoria Rogers are proud patrons of the arts who have supported Kay Meek Centre as Season Sponsor for the past eight years. You can read more about their relationship here. Kim and Victoria hope you’ll take in a show soon – this venue is a real gem in our West Vancouver community. The expanded programming this 2017 – 2018 season offers an incredible selection of modern and classical music, theatre performance and dance. If you’d like to be contacted when our team has tickets on hand, please contact Tannis Fuller – we’d be pleased to host you at a show this season.

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