Economy

Latest Tweaks

The government has made more tweaks this week that are worth bringing to your attention. 1.Broadening eligibility for CERB (Canada Emergency Response Benefit) The government has broadened the criteria. Previously, you had to declare NO income from (self-)employment...

The New Normal – filling in the gaps

(UPDATES as of April 14th, 2020 in red) So…. As always, we hope everybody remains healthy. This was the week for us when things start to hit home. At H&Co, this was the week we first learned that COVID 19 has struck people we know personally. We’re...

So We Know a Little More…

So…. it’s April 1, and we had some more announcements. We assume that these are not intended to be April Fool jokes. A large caveat: The PM and his other ministers have been quite candid about the following: They’re (practically) making this stuff...

Brexit Part II

So… last time I set the stage. Let’s get to what happened. Why the vote? All my adult life, “Europe” has been an open sore in British politics. Since the 1980s, all main parties have been officially committed to staying in the European Union....

Brexit: What’s it all about?

Those who know me might have noticed I was born in the UK. Apparently this makes me an expert on the recent Brexit events. Many people have asked me “What’s this all about, Jules?”. So… here is my take on it. You are welcome to disagree with me...