For many businesses, key person life insurance is critical to their risk mitigation strategy. This type of insurance solution helps to reduce the financial hardship that may occur upon the death of an essential employee, such as a top salesperson. This was the case for one Lower Mainland business that set up a life insurance policy on a key person with 50% of the proceeds going to the company and 50% going to the employee’s spouse.
The policy had been in place for over 20 years and the original sales agent of the policy had since died. Our advisors […]
Gender Identity and Expression
More than a year ago, the Government of Canada amended the Canadian Human Rights Act (Bill C-16) to add gender identity and gender expression to the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination. As Kathryn Bird of the law firm Hicks Morley wrote at that time, this amendment would bring “greater awareness of a person’s right to be accommodated, and of the importance of ensuring employers/service providers create an atmosphere conducive to the promotion and productivity of – and delivery of service to – all persons, regardless of gender identity and gender expression.”
Vice President, Client Experience – Erin Gunn
Customers have always been at the core of our business and that’s why our team is always looking for innovation and new ways to delight and exceed client expectations of service and expertise across all of our lines of business.
To ensure we reach our goal of continual improvement, we are pleased to announce the promotion of Erin Gunn to the role of Vice President, Client Experience. In addition to leading the execution and management of our customer experience strategy, Erin will continue to […]
Over the past couple of weeks, a lot has been written about Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s proposal to fix the perceived unfairness in the way that private-business owners, family businesses, and incorporated professionals pay tax. While the proposal was not a surprise, it was the scope of the changes that many found alarming. In the days after the proposal became public, doctors’ associations, farmers, and small and medium-sized businesses have let the Minister and his government know that these changes will have a significant and negative effect on practicing doctors, the economy, and on the future of […]