Canadian Outrage at Fox News Is Growing

Canadian Outrage at Fox News Is GrowingThis is how the US lose wars. This is how the US are making enemies around the world. And this is how Republicans lose elections. Making fun of dead Canadian soldiers doesn’t help. US Republican douchebags are the only people dumb enough in the history of the planet to actually make fun of and humiliate their own allies in a time of war. Ignorance, insensitivity and greed, this is the…

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Money and the Law of Attraction

Money and the Law of AttractionUsually I like to see reviews of a book before I choose to read it, but I’m less careful with books I listen to on CD rather than read. It’s a good idea to read (or listen to) ideas outside your usual sphere once in a while. I recently took a flier on Money and the Law of Attraction by Esther and Jerry Hicks because the title sounded money-related. What…

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Should stores charge a restocking fee?

Should stores charge a restocking fee?Ten years ago, I did a series of columns on Future Shop’s unfriendly customer service policies. They had a 15-day return period and a 15 per cent restocking fee if you bought computers or accessories, camcorders or large-screen TV sets and returned them within the 15-day return period. Future Shop soon revamped its policies, extending the return period to 30 days and socking the restocking fee. The Canadian-owned was trying…

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Run, don’t walk, Run to open a TFSA

Run, don’t walk, Run to open a TFSALook.  There’s no downside and all kinds of upside to the Tax Free Savings Account. Become a saver, already! Here’s how it works: 1. Set up a Tax Free Savings Account at any Canadian bank you like. 2. Every year, you can put in up to $5000. But $100 is just fine too. 3. Whatever that $5000 earns, you are never taxed on.  So you can go conservative and just…

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Liberals Pledge to Prevent Abuse of Prorogation

Liberals Pledge to Prevent Abuse of ProrogationOTTAWA – Surrounded by members of the Liberal caucus in front of the House of Commons on the day when Parliament should have resumed, Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff announced that the Liberal Party of Canada will seek changes to the House of Commons’ rules that would prevent the Prime Minister from using prorogation illegitimately. “Twice in one year, Mr. Harper has abused his powers by shutting down Parliament to save…

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Standard Auto Insurance

Standard Auto InsuranceThere are several types of auto coverage available to keep cars safe on the open road. The coverage for direct compensation-property damage is available in Ontario and mandatory when driving a vehicle there. When a car accident occurs and the fault is placed on the other vehicle the car damage and personal belongings in your car are covered by this type of plan. Accident benefits coverage is great to have…

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Put Some Money Where Your Mouth Is

Put Some Money Where Your Mouth IsRemember that delicious movie, The Devil Wears Prada?  My favourite scene was the one where Miranda scorningly points out that while it may be politically correct amongst intelligentsia to dismiss fashion, at the end of the day, the colours we all select from our re-used, recycled clothing were determined months and months before by the fashionistas.   We think they don’t impact us.  But they do.  Except we end up wearing…

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