Media Advisory - Certified Management Accountants of Canada (CMA Canada) to Comment on Federal Budget

    OTTAWA, March 16 /CNW/ - CMA Canada Vice-Chair and federal budget analyst
Michael Tinkler, CMA, FCMA, will be available to comment on the federal budget
upon its release on Monday March 19, 2007.
    In its pre-budget submission "Building a Competitive Canada," CMA Canada
called on the government to:

    - Raise the lifetime capital gains exemption to $1 million from
     $500,000 as an incentive for business investment and expansion;
    - Enhance the Scientific Research and Experimental Development Tax Credit
     (SR&ED) with expanded refundability and cost eligibility provisions;
    - Further increase the small business tax rate threshold from $400,000 to
      $500,000, encouraging small business owners to reinvest in their own
      businesses, including ICT investment.
    - Establish a special capital cost allowance (CCA) rate in information
      and communications technology (ICT) to encourage businesses to invest
      more in ICT and make them more competitive;
    - Provide a refundable 150% investment tax credit up to $10,000 per
      worker per year to encourage businesses to have workers upgrade their
      ICT skills and increase competitiveness.
    - Create a fellowship program that provides work experience and
      scholarships to students at the undergraduate, graduate and post
      doctorate levels; promotes mentoring and exchanges between industry and
      post-secondary faculty and funds research chairs in fields linked to

    With more than 38,000 certified members around the world, CMA Canada
grants a professional designation in strategic management accounting(TM). It
is responsible for standards-setting, accreditation and the continuing
professional development of CMAs.

For further information:

For further information: To arrange to speak with Mr. Tinkler please
contact: Nicolas Todd, Bluesky Strategy Group (for CMA Canada), (613)
241-3512, x 227, Cell: (613) 255-1478 (budget day),; Stuart McCarthy, Bluesky Strategy Group (for
CMA Canada), (613) 241-3512, ext. 229, Cell: (613) 762-4321, (budget day),

Organization Profile

Certified Management Accountants

More on this organization


More on this organization

Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

CNW Membership

Fill out a CNW membership form or contact us at 1 (877) 269-7890

Learn about CNW services

Request more information about CNW products and services or call us at 1 (877) 269-7890