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  1. If they vote grassroots 'base' social...

    If they vote grassroots 'base' social conservatism.... no, they won't beat JT in 2019. The success factor is fiscal conservatism and centrist social policy, but not bleeding heart social policy.
  2. I will put it on my 'things to do' list to post...

    I will put it on my 'things to do' list to post who might CPC leadership sometime later on Saturday.

    It's hard to know whether CPC members will vote ideology or who may be the best candidate to...
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    The clarity is appreciated. What I don't...

    The clarity is appreciated. What I don't understand is why your mother eventually needs a USD account in the USA? Why not just leave the USD in Canada in a USD account? A number of banks (TD, BMO...
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    The CRA would (should) ask on investment (real)...

    The CRA would (should) ask on investment (real) property (and capital property). CRA doesn't care about a principal residence. But the province should want to know for probate fees.
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    Wire transfers (which is the most likely way to...

    Wire transfers (which is the most likely way to move this money) gets tracked by FINTRAC so I don't know what the issue is. I've moved such sums before, albeit between US and Canada, and always by...
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    The OP has not stated that. It should have been...

    The OP has not stated that. It should have been done given the brother was bequeathed the house outright (in fairness to estate division to all beneficiaries), but I suspect a formal appraisal might...
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    The $200k will not be income. RBC cannot (and...

    The $200k will not be income. RBC cannot (and should not) answer those questions. Only a cross-border tax accountant can advise.
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    I agree the FMV listed in the mother's tax return...

    I agree the FMV listed in the mother's tax return is meaningless....since it is a principal residence with no cap gains tax payable. The 'only' fair way to establish FMV for brother (and the OP) is...
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    The short answer is any interest that is earned...

    The short answer is any interest that is earned on this money while in your account will be taxable to you on a T5 tax slip next April. But let's face it... .it is not going to be much. $200k @...
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    If the Group RRSP through your company has low...

    If the Group RRSP through your company has low MER, I'd agree with just leaving it as is.

    There is no perfect answer for what goes in the TFSA vs non-reg account.
    1) The default would be to put...
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    +1 We know nothing about the gentlemen in...

    +1 We know nothing about the gentlemen in question. The discussion is leaving me speechless.
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    Agreed if they are ready for a diversified...

    Agreed if they are ready for a diversified portfolio managed by an investement advisor (for the elderly gentleman) or DIY for the younger more capable and interested inidividual. An elderly gentleman...
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    Ypu have provided no real information on the...

    Ypu have provided no real information on the content of that letter.
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    How do you possibly advise an older gentleman to...

    How do you possibly advise an older gentleman to do anything (especially equity of any kind) without knowing his investing acumen, current portfolio allocation, etc? Maybe he considers a 5 year GIC...
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    I disagree (in most cases) because if the brother...

    I disagree (in most cases) because if the brother uses this residence as a principal residence (and he really owns only have of it because of the 50% he will pay the OP upon sale), he is then making...
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