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Slam the scam – Protect yourself against fraud

Know how to recognize a scam There are many fraud types, including new ones invented daily. Taxpayers should be vigilant when they receive, either by telephone, mail, text message or email, a fraudulent communication that claims to be from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requesting personal information such as a social insurance number, credit card number, […]

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Online shopping tips to avoid scams

(NC) Online shopping is a favourite pastime for many — it’s easy, and done in the comfort of your own home, meaning you don’t need to battle traffic, crowds or line-ups to get your favourite items. But many deals you see online are too good to be true. These can range from cheap designer purses […]

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DARCE FARDY: Dementia and keeping life’s glass half full

Editor’s note: More than half a million Canadians are living with dementia. That number is expected to nearly double over the next decade. As part of a special package for Alzheimer’s awareness month, The Chronicle Herald is offering readers a novel in e-book form that follows the story of an Atlantic Canadian family coping with […]

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Powers of Attorney

What every older Canadian should know about: Powers of attorney (for financial matters and property) and joint bank accounts. Download file.

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Minister Lebouthillier announces improvements to tax filing services for Canadians

From: Canada Revenue Agency News Release The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is taking steps to make it easier for Canadians to file their income tax and benefit returns, no matter which method they choose. The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, today announced the launch of a new automated telephone filing service called File […]

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