PodBytes: KPMG Canada Podcast
Episode 6: Vaccine policies & passports - A legal approach to a safer workplace | Tax Made Simple

Episode 6: Vaccine policies & passports - A legal approach to a safer workplace | Tax Made Simple

September 21, 2021

As many employers gear up to return employees to the workplace, they must also prepare for their obligation to keep workers safe. In this episode, Norm Keith, a Partner with KPMG Law’s Employment and Labour Law practice shares some insights on the legal aspects of mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policies and proof of vaccination in the workplace.

Episode 3: Digital Governance and Acceleration | Government Evolved

Episode 3: Digital Governance and Acceleration | Government Evolved

September 8, 2021

Entities in government have had to accelerate implementation of initiatives while continuing their technology modernization activities Michael Klubal is joined by Jaimie Boyd (Chief Digital Officer, Government of BC) and Imraan Basir (National Public Sector Cyber Leader, KPMG in Canada) to take a closer look at how government has evolved it’s decision making process to continue to move the dial in Canada.

Episode 2: Encouraging Innovation for Positive Citizen Outcomes | Government Evolved

Episode 2: Encouraging Innovation for Positive Citizen Outcomes | Government Evolved

September 1, 2021

The Government of British Columbia has a long tradition of digital innovation. Chief Digital Officer, Jaimie Boyd joins KPMG in Canada’s Michael Klubal and Imraan Bashir to discuss initiatives that drive digital excellence in the public sector and how culture can be a key factor to success.

Episode 1: Digital Identity in Government | Government Evolved

Episode 1: Digital Identity in Government | Government Evolved

August 24, 2021

Within Canada, the Government of British Columbia has been a leader in digital identity with the implementation of their Provincial Identity Information Management program. Join Michael Klubal as he hosts Jaimie Boyd (Chief Digital Officer, Government of BC) and Imraan Basir (National Public Sector Cyber Leader, KPMG in Canada) in a discussion on user centric service delivery and the journey to enabling BC citizens through digital ID.

Episode 4: Anti-money laundering & financial crime prevention | The State of Cryptoassets

Episode 4: Anti-money laundering & financial crime prevention | The State of Cryptoassets

August 12, 2021

As our series reaches its fourth episode, the conversation shifts to focus on anti-money laundering and financial crime prevention as it pertains to cryptoassets. Adam Rodricks, National Lead, Digital Services is back to host this episode, joined by Rebecca Ip, Partner, Forensic & Financial Crimes; Kunal Bhasin, Senior Manager, Technology Risk Consulting; and Mitchell Nicholson, Senior Consultant, Technology Risk Consulting. The group discusses the various regulations that surround crypto as set out by FINTRAC and FAFT and highlights some of the risks to be mindful of when dealing with virtual currencies.

Episode 5: Champion for Change | Tax Made Simple

Episode 5: Champion for Change | Tax Made Simple

August 9, 2021

At a time when Canadians and societies around the world are experiencing a collective reckoning for the wrongs of the past, inclusion and diversity has never been more pivotal for leadership and business today. In this episode, Rob Davis, Tax Partner, Chair of the Board of Directors, and Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer shares his journey as a tax professional and a champion of inclusion and diversity at KPMG in Canada.

Episode 3: Proof of reserves | The State of Cryptoassets

Episode 3: Proof of reserves | The State of Cryptoassets

August 5, 2021

Episode three of KPMG in Canada’s series on the state of crypto assets is all about proof of reserves. Adam Rodricks, National Lead, Digital Services welcomes back Kareem Sadek, Partner, Technology Risk Consulting; Kunal Bhasin, Senior Manager, Technology Risk Consulting; and Mitchell Nicholson, Senior Consultant, Technology Risk Consulting for a discussion on proof of reserve’s origin and how vital a proof of reserve is in today’s crypto space.

Episode 2: Building the future | BC&RE in Canada

Episode 2: Building the future | BC&RE in Canada

August 3, 2021

Join, Lorne Burns, host and KPMG in Canada's National Industry Leader for Building, Construction and Real Estate, as he once again sits down with Mary Van Buren, President of the Canadian Construction Association, and Gary Webster, National Industry Leader for Infrastructure at KPMG in Canada, and Head of Capital Projects at KPMG Global to discuss what’s driving innovation in the construction sector, as well as what Canadian firms can do today to get and stay ahead.

Episode 2: Custodianship models | The State of Cryptoassets

Episode 2: Custodianship models | The State of Cryptoassets

July 22, 2021

Our host Adam Rodricks, National Lead, Digital Services welcomes back Kareem Sadek, Partner, Technology Risk Consulting and Kunal Bhasin, Senior Manager, Technology Risk Consulting and introduces Edwin Isted, Senior Manager, Management Consulting for his series debut. In episode two of our four-part series, the group discusses custodianship models, their benefits, and some key considerations when assessing a custodian.

Episode 4: The Gifts | You Can’t Take It With You

Episode 4: The Gifts | You Can’t Take It With You

July 21, 2021

In this episode of You Can’t Take It With You, the KPMG Law Estate Planning Podcast, KPMG Law LLP estate and trust lawyers Alaina Spec, Partner and Andrew Higdon, Senior Associate explain how to make a legally binding gift, the difference between gifts made during life and after death and what an estate does when there aren’t enough assets to pay everyone’s gifts.  

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