Melissa Shin

Melissa is the editorial director of and leads Newcom Media Inc.’s group of financial publications. She has been with the team since 2011 and been recognized by PMAC and CFA Society Toronto for her reporting. Reach her at You may also call or text 416-847-8038 to provide a confidential tip.


When is the latest I can sell an asset prior to June 25?

Waiting until the last minute is a bad idea, tax experts say

By Melissa Shin |May 17, 2024

4 min read

Liberal tax promise tracker, post-2024 budget edition

Feds won't change tax treatment for REITs, and the status of other major tax proposals from the Trudeau government

By Melissa Shin |May 14, 2024

5 min read

Steve Hawkins hires Evermore founder as LongPoint COO

LongPoint will focus on white labelling and also plans to launch its own passive ETFs

By Melissa Shin |May 10, 2024

4 min read

Emerge ETFs unitholder calls for greater oversight

Investor decries lack of communication throughout cease-trade order, and recommends increased due diligence when choosing funds

By Melissa Shin |April 29, 2024

6 min read

Emerge ETFs class action won’t proceed

Fund manager has no assets or insurance, lawyer says

By Melissa Shin |April 26, 2024

3 min read

Feds to give CRA new powers to compel data from taxpayers

The agency could extend reassessment period if a taxpayer is issued a notice of non-compliance

By Melissa Shin  and  Rudy Mezzetta |April 25, 2024

3 min read

Higher capital gains inclusion rate and mutual funds

Mutual fund corporations can pass gains to unitholders

By Melissa Shin |April 25, 2024

3 min read

Registered plans could see changes in allowed investments

Qualified investments review could lead to lower costs for investors but also restrictions

By Melissa Shin |April 17, 2024

3 min read

OSC still overseeing Emerge Canada

The receivable owing to former unitholders remains unpaid

By Melissa Shin |April 16, 2024

3 min read