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By Siobhan O'Connor  Nearly a year ago we opened our Burnaby office through the acquisition of the former Santos & Co. A lot of work was needed to transition the office to Clearline, including scanning dozens of boxes of client files, meeting new clients and changing...

By Jeff Block In 2009, Grant and I decided to go into partnership together by taking over John B. Haley’s successful North Vancouver-based CA practice of 20 years. I remember it like it was yesterday: Grant and I, along with three other employees, working to build...

This will be my final article for Clearline.   I am leaving the company to provide my services to not-for-profit and charitable organizations. If this interests you, please make the time, today, to jot me a note at grant@clarity-npo.ca for there you will find me. My final...

By Grant T. Smith   Last week, on 5 December, the Bank of Canada delivered the news that they were not adjusting interest rates. This leaves the bank rate unchanged at 1.75%.   The bank has slowly been raising rates for more than a year, from 0.5% 18 months...

By Grant T. Smith Friday 30 November 2018 was a big day here at Clearline. That was the day the results of this year’s Common Final Exam (CFE) were released.   The CFE is anything but common. It is the final exam for students seeking to become a...

By Siobhan O’Connor “How lucky do you consider yourself?”   This is one of the questions I asked Andrew to get to know him better. It may have been my personal pessimistic outlook on life, but I had not considered myself a very lucky person.   “Extremely,” he replied.   He did...