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Retail Council of Canada Encouraged by Revised CCPC Tax Measures

Retail Council of Canada (RCC) is responding favourably to the revised package of small business income tax measures announced today by the Government of Canada. The retail industry had been particularly concerned about the direction of several aspects of the original package, including those related to dividend distribution by family businesses and to passive investments. While understanding the thrust of the income-sprinkling provisions, RCC believed them to be overly-broad, risking negative outcomes for valid arrangements within family businesses.

"Today's announcement clarifies the intent of the government and is a far more supportable package overall," said Diane J. Brisebois, President and CEO, Retail Council of Canada. "While there are details still to be worked through in some areas, the refinement of the reasonableness test on dividend distributions is a decision we can get behind. In combination with the announcement of a track to lower the small business tax rate, today marks an important reset in the relationship between the government and retail entrepreneurs," Ms. Brisebois added.

How Bleak Is the Outlook for the Shopping Mall? (Investing: Motley)

There are claims that the death of the shopping mall as we know it could be underway. The massive transformational shift occurring in the retail industry triggered by the rise of e-commerce and online retail behemoth, Inc. (NADAQ:AMZN) has challenged the very viability of traditional brick-and-mortar retailers, especially the department store...

Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust Announces October 2017 Monthly Distribution

Cominar is the third largest diversified real estate investment trust in Canada and currently remains the largest commercial property owner in the Province of Quebec. The REIT owns a real estate portfolio of 523 properties in three different market segments, that is, office properties, retail properties and industrial and mixed-use properties. Cominar's portfolio totals 44.1 million square feet spread out across Quebec, Ontario, the Atlantic Provinces and Western Canada. Cominar's objectives are to pay growing cash distributions to unitholders and to maximize unitholder value through proactive management and the expansion of its portfolio...

Have Shares of Dollarama Inc. Peaked?

Investing: Motley: Dollarama Inc. (TSX:DOL) has seen its share price decline almost 2% since reaching a new all-time high. Is the stock on its way down?