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2021 Federal Budget overview

On April 19, 2021 Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland delivered the first Federal Budget in more than 2 years. See the overview.

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Budget 2021 — The other shoe hasn't dropped ... yet

[Manulife Investment Management] Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland tabled the 2021 Federal Budget on April 19, 2021. What follows is a summary of budget measures that may be of interest to investment and insurance advisors, and implications for planning using insurance and investments. Read More...

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Market Update: Q1 2021

March 23 marked the one-year anniversary of the market low brought on by the pandemic. Since then, the S&P 500 has seen its largest 12-month gain since 1936, exceeding the recovery in 2010 from the global financial crisis. Equity markets performed well through the first quarter, extending the gains made since March last year.

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Q4 Market update - What a year!

While that ideal bottom of the market investment opportunity has passed, we’re still optimistic about the year ahead. There’s reason to believe that the economic environment in Canada, the U.S. and internationally will be much improved from 2020.

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