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The New Official Plan, COVID-19 and the Future of Living and Working in Ottawa – Webinar Recording

The New Official Plan, COVID-19 and the Future of Living and Working in Ottawa – Webinar Recording

The pandemic has caused a major upheaval in the way we live and work. As businesses begin to plan for the future and the opportunities of our post-COVID world, these changes will have a major impact on strategic priorities. Adding to the changing business environment is the launch of Ottawa’s new Official Plan, which has […]

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Federal Budget Commentary 2021

Federal Budget Commentary 2021

On April 19, 2021, the Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, presented Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience, to the House of Commons. No changes were made to personal or corporate tax rates (other than a temporary measure for zero-emission technology manufacturers), nor to the inclusion rate […]

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Signing Your GGFL Documents Electronically

Signing Your GGFL Documents Electronically

Last year we introduced a new service that allowed clients to sign their documents electronically. The feedback from clients was that we need to offer a more straightforward solution. We listened. After extensive research and testing, we are moving our e-signature service from RightSignature to Adobe Sign. With Adobe Sign, we will no longer be […]

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GGFL is delighted to announce that Monica Martinez is our new Associate Partner.

GGFL is delighted to announce that Monica Martinez is our new Associate Partner.

Monica Martinez is a specialist in U.S. and Cross-Border Tax & Advisory Services – a fast growing, increasingly complex area of taxation impacting thousands of Canadian businesses and individuals for myriad reasons. The level of cross-border activity has grown exponentially in recent years, said GGFL Managing Partner Josh Engel, and the related domestic and foreign […]

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Re:Design – How Gabriel Pizza Transformed a Key Part of Their Operation During the Pandemic

Re:Design – How Gabriel Pizza Transformed a Key Part of Their Operation During the Pandemic

Gabriel Pizza’s President and CEO George Hanna and Chad Saikaley‘s in-depth discussion on how Gabriel’s weathered the pandemic storm by modernizing a key part of its operation, including: How risk analysis and financial projections were used to assess the impact of COVID-19 on the business What contingency plans were considered to reduce the financial impact […]

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Nine Ways To Make Your Tax Preparation More Efficient

Nine Ways To Make Your Tax Preparation More Efficient

Gathering all the tax return information to send to your accountant and/or CRA can be unnecessarily time consuming and involve way too much paper. GGFL Associate Partner Jean McDonell offers these tips to make the annual chore a little less . . . well, taxing. Ask your dental professional, pharmacist or other relevant health professional […]

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Looking To The Future: GGFL Appoints First Chief Innovation Officer

Looking To The Future: GGFL Appoints First Chief Innovation Officer

GGFL is delighted to announce that Margot Sunter will be the firm’s first Chief Innovation Officer. Margot, who has been with GGFL for seven years, is currently Chief Operating Officer, a role she will keep along with her expanding duties. As Chief Innovation Officer, she will focus on strategic planning and, among other aspects of […]

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Beyond the Numbers: Christian Gaudet – Getting Energy From Being With People

Beyond the Numbers: Christian Gaudet – Getting Energy From Being With People

This occasional series features GGFL employees who dedicate their own time to volunteering. Here we meet Manager of Assurance, Christian Gaudet, a former professional hockey player. To appreciate Christian Gaudet’s dedication to hockey, and young hockey players, it helps to know a little about Christian himself. Here’s the short version: Former captain of the Moncton […]

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Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy Program Details

Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy Program Details

The new Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) program for businesses, non-profits and charities that are facing economic challenges due to COVID-19 received Royal Ascent on November 19th, 2020. It is expected applications for CERS will open as early as Monday, November 23rd, 2020. CERS replaces the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) program and will […]

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“I didn’t know what accountants did’ – GGFL’s Deborah Bourchier reflects on a career well spent.

“I didn’t know what accountants did’ – GGFL’s Deborah Bourchier reflects on a career well spent.

Teenage co-op student Deborah Bourchier arrived at GGFL in January 1980, recruited from the University of Waterloo where she was studying math and accounting, and where the campus population was significantly larger than the northern Ontario town of Mattawa where she was raised. It was shortly before Terry Fox began his Marathon of Hope, just […]

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