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Strongroom Radio

The Strongroom Radio Show

Listen Live Saturdays at 9:00 am on AM770, and discover the secrets to protecting your family legacy!  

Do you know how to ensure your charitable donations will be carried on long after your passing? Or how to safeguard your business during a transition? Do you know how to guarantee your cherished family properties will stay in the family for years to come? Listen to The Strongroom, and learn how to create a legacy for yourself and your family, with the help of expert host Sheri MacMillan.

UPCOMING BROADCAST: October 20th, 2018 

Tune-in to The Strongroom to learn the secrets of sound estate planning from one of Canada’s premier estate planners. As the Senior Trust & Estate Practitioner and President of MacMillan Estate Planning, host Sheri MacMillan has helped hundreds of families attain their estate planning goals and has been a guest on Talk to the Experts for the last seven years.

Sheri will share her in-depth knowledge, offering insight and creative solutions to all your estate planning needs. Her advice and tips will help you protect what matters most – your family and your way of life.

The Strongroom focuses on estate plans and how they affect families just like yours. Discover how vitally important it is to prepare a proper estate plan and protect your family’s legacy for generations to come.


Would you like to listen to previously broadcast Strongroom radio programs?

Listen to one of the three most recent playlists below or check out our Soundcloud and iTunes archive. 

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Recent Strongroom Radio Programs

  • Improving Seniors Care October 13th, 2018 - Peter speaks with Dr. Jasneet Parmar, an Edmonton based geriatric specialist who's been an advocate for better seniors care for more than 25 years.
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  • Healthcare & Seniors Care October 6th, 2018 - Peter speaks with Dr. Gigi Osler, the new president of the Canadian Medical Association about bringing more attention to seniors care.
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  • Common Types of Seniors Fraud September 29th, 2018 - This week Peter speaks with Susan Westenberger from the Calgary Police Service's Elder Abuse Response Team about seniors fraud.
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  • Living with Alzheimer's September 22nd, 2018 - Peter talks with Calgary businesswoman Connie Ruben, who wrote a book about dealing with a loved one with Alzheimer's disease.
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  • Understanding Changes to AISH September 15th, 2018 - This week, Peter speaks with the provincial minister of community and social services, Irfan Sabir about the AISH program for disabled Albertans.
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  • Albert's Business Climate September 8th, 2018 - This week Peter talks with Charles Lammam of the Fraser Institute about the current climate for business in Alberta.
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  • Speaking with the Minister for Seniors September 1st, 2018 - Peter speaks with Liberal MP Filomena Tassi, Minister for Seniors who has spent the first month of her term listening to Canadians about challenges that face seniors in Canada.
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  • Baby Boomers in the Housing Market August 25th, 2018 - This week Peter speaks with Calgary realtor John Hrypko, a broker with Royal LePage Real Estate about a new survey the company has released about baby boomers, and the role they play in the housing market.
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  • Supporting Senior Clients August 18th, 2018 - This week Peter speaks with Minal Upadhyaya of the Investments Funds Council of Canada about a video series to help advisors support senior clients.
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  • An inside look at the recent state of recreational properties in British Columbia. August 11th, 2018 - This week Peter speaks with Dave Beeson, a Kelowna based Royal LePage real estate broker about the state of recreational properties in British Columbia.
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  • Investor Services and Elder Orphans August 4th, 2018 - This week, Peter talks RESP with Chris Turchansky, head of Investor Services at ATB Financial and the topic of "elder orphans" with Stephanie Chamberlain, a PhD candidate in nursing at the U of A.
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  • National Pharmacare and Pharmaceutical Costs July 28th, 2018 - This week, Peter talks national pharmacare with Dr. Eric Hoskins, chair of an advisory council that has developed an online survey on the matter and with Kristin Acri of the Fraser Institute, who has just completed a study on how the pharmaceutical industry "might" react to Canada's desire to get drug costs under control.
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  • Volunteering with World Life Experience July 21st, 2018 - Peter talk philanthropy with Arianny Orellanes, a Venezualan woman who is travelling the world volunteering with World Life Experience.
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  • Physical, Mental, and Financial Health July 14th, 2018 - Peter interviews pastoral counselor Dr. Debra Meehl about the need to take care of your mind and body as well as your financial health.
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  • Why You Need a Financial Plan July 7th, 2018 - Peter talks with financial author Kelley Keehn about the risks of not having a financial plan.
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  • RVs & the Family Cottage June 30th, 2018 - This week, Peter speaks with Chris Mahony, President of Go RVing Canada. The RV fraternity comes from all ages and walks of life. He's then joined by Sherri MacMillan and Henry Villeneueva of MacMillan Estate Planning to talk about the family cottage - ensuring that it remains a family asset and not a liability.
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  • Investor Index Survey June 23rd, 2018 - This week Peter speaks with financial commentator Kelly Keane about seniors fraud and Allison Trollope, director of communications and investor education for the Alberta Securities Commission about some of the finding from the latest investor index survey.
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  • Why Create a Life Plan? June 16th, 2018 - This week, Peter speaks with Sherry MacMillan about some of the life factors that drive some folks to create a life plan.
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  • Canadian Association of Retired People June 9th, 2018 - This week, Peter speaks with Wanda Morris, vice president of advocacy for the Canadian Association of Retired People about the Canadian Pension Plan and that their retirement finances are already off to a decent start thanks to the fund.
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  • Passive Investment Changes & Retirement June 2nd, 2018 - This week Peter speaks with Dan Kelly, president of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business about passive investment in private Canadian controlled corporations and how changes to rules around these investments may affect their retirement plans.
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  • The Canadian Frailty Network May 26th, 2018 - This week Peter talks about frailty with Dr. John Muscedere - scientific director and CEO of the Canadian Frailty Network and the need for a national seniors strategy. He then talks probate with Henry Villenueva and Terrill Bish.
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  • Helping Your Parents with Their Estate May 19th, 2018 - This week Peter speaks with Henry Villaneueva and Sher MacMillan about the new trend in estate planning - children calling on behalf of the parents to begin the estate plan process.
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  • Caring for Our Elderly May 12th, 2018 - This week, Peter talks with Dr. Robert Sutherland, a neuro-scientist at the University of Lethbridge about a new research project trying to understand the origins of Alzheimers. He then speaks with Sandy Sereda , executive director of Caregivers Alberta about the importance of selecting a caregiver for elderly family members with dementia.
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  • Retirement Planning & Resources May 5th, 2018 - This week Peter speaks with financial advisor and author Larry Lovis about his new book "Mapping Your Retirement Road: A No Nonsense Guide to a Financially Better Life". His theme is similar to the approach taken by MacMillan Estate Planners - plan ahead and make sure you have the resources in place to protect the lifestyle you want to pursue.
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  • Life Planning & Addictions April 28th, 2018 - With addictions being a challenge for families who are crafting their life plans, Peter speaks with author and commentator Bill Bogart about opioids and the decriminalization of some drugs. Peter then speaks with Brian May, committee chair with a group from Human Resources, Skills and Social Development about a study it's releasing about advancing inclusion and quality of life for seniors.
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  • Charity, Community, and Trusts April 21st, 2018 - This week Peter speaks with Sheri MacMillan about Daphne Sheldrick, founder of The Sheldrick Trust - a charity that has raised 200 orphaned baby elephants in Africa. He's then joined by Lynn Preston, executive director of the Calgary Jewish Centre about the work they do in the city.
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  • Tax Planning & The Sheldrick Trust April 14th, 2018 - This week Peter talks to Sheri MacMillan about good tax planning in the first half of the program. In segment two, Peter talks with Rob Brandford, executive director of The Sheldrick Trust, a charity that fosters orphaned elephants in Africa...one of Sheri MacMillan's philanthropic projects.
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  • Investing for Seniors & New Vacancy Taxes April 7th, 2018 - This week Peter speaks with Katie Wamsley and Lindsay Logan from the Portfolio Managers Association of Canada about developing a new set of guideline on investing for seniors. Then he talks to Royal LePage CEO Phil Soper about the British Columbia governments new vacancy tax in certain communities in that province.
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  • Property Speculation Taxes & Philanthropy Work March 31st, 2018 - In the first half of the program, Peter talks about British Columbia's proposed property speculation taxes on vacant homes in that province. Later, the discussion turns to philanthropy with Calgary dentist Brad Krusky and the work he does in Guatamala.
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  • Keeping Mentally Sharp While We Age March 24th, 2018 - This week, Peter talks with Dr. Debra Meehl, a pastoral counselor and author about exercise: both body and mind with the goal of keeping mental sharpness as we age.
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  • Tax Planning for Estates March 17th, 2018 - Peter has a round table discussion about tax planning for estates with Henry Villanueva, Matine Tollefson and Ken Goddfrey, director of sales from Industrial Alliance Insurance.
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  • Philanthropy in Dentistry March 10th, 2018 - Peter talks with Calgary dentist Brad Krusky about philathropy and and his work with Dentistry For All, a charity that provides basic care to people in Guatemala.
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  • MacMillan Estate Plannings thoughts on this weeks federal budget. March 3rd, 2018 - This week, Peter speaks with Henry Villanueva, Martine Tollefson, and Sheri MacMillan about this weeks federal budget.
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  • Changes To The Upcoming Federal Budget February 24th, 2018 - Peter speaks with Ashley Ziee from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business about the upcoming federal budget changes.
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  • The Importance Of Having An Executor For Your Will February 17th, 2018 - Peter talks to Author and financial commentator Kelley Keehn about the importance of having an executor for your will.
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  • New Online Tools For Entrepreneurs February 10th, 2018 - Peter talks with Bonnie Elliott from the Business Development Bank of Canada about a new online tool available to entrepreneurs.
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  • Vulnerability Of Email & Phone Scams February 3rd, 2018 - Peter speaks with Kelley Keehn on the subject of phone and email scams, and the vulnerability of senerios, in particular.
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  • Recent Changes In Government Tax Policies. January 27th, 2018 - Peter talks with Michael Wolfson, former assistant chief statistician at Statistics Canada about his perspective on the most recent changes in government tax policy. He also speaks with Brenda Prysko of Aon Hewitt about defined benefit and defined contribution pension plans and how good planning can incorporate these funds into effective use during retirement years.
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  • Defined Benefit Pension Plans January 20th, 2018 - Peter talks with Brenda Prysko from Aon Hewitt about defined benefit pension plans and with Michael Wolfson, a member of the Centre for Health Law, Policy & Ethics at the University of Ottawa about recent changes to the Income Tax Act.
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  • Building A Life Plan That Encompasses Your Goals and Ambitions. January 13th, 2018 - Peter talks with Sheri MacMacMillan andHenry Villanueva about getting your financial house in order and building a life plan that encompasses what you want to achieve and defines how you expect to reach your goals.
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  • Are There Tax Implications For Spending Your Retirement Years Out Of Country? January 6th, 2018 - Peter talks with sheri MacMillan about spending retirement years out of the country and possible tax implications.
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  • Explore Common Myths Surrounding Wills December 30th, 2017 - Peter speaks with Sheri MacMillan about wills and the myths that surround them.
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  • The Sheldrick Trust December 23rd, 2017 - Peter talks with Brian Keating and Rob Brandford about the Sheldrick Trust, an African elephant refuge.
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  • A Follow Up On The Changes Of The Federal Income Tax Act December 16th, 2017 - Peter follows up with changes to the federal income tax act.
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  • Canadian Views On The Proposed Tax Changes December 9th, 2017 - Peter talks with Alberta Senator Doug Black, who is part of the Senate Finance Committee which has gone across the country in the past three months to collect Canadian viewpoints on proposed tax changes. Dan Kelly heads the Canadian Federation of Independent Business and says the government need to back off on trying to implement these changes be January 1st.
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