Some Tax Facts The average Canadian must pay various types of taxes to different levels of government. These taxes include Federal income tax Provincial income tax Federal sales tax Provincial sales tax Property (‘hidden’ for renters) or municipal tax Payroll tax Tax by installments (where the gov. receives your potential interest) Amusement or Entertainment tax… Read More When excessive taxation begins to smother a nation
Warning – Spoiler Alert! Maybe I should have said when “Fair is foul and foul fair.” The Three Witches in Shakespeare’s Macbeth did a pretty good job in summing up 21st-century America. And not just America, but North America and most of the world. Both phrases are true, especially when we look at the similarities… Read More When Fiction is Fact and Fact Fiction – Comparing the end of Seasons 5 and 6 of the Showtime series “Billions” to the Bragg vs. Trump saga
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre both stated that there was never an option to include Paul Whelan with Brittney Griner when discussing the prisoner swap with Russia. Source: ‘The choice was one or none,’ says Blinken on Griner-Bout swap | CBC.ca I’m very happy that Griner is… Read More ‘The choice was one or none,’ says Blinken on Griner-Bout swap | CBC.ca | Opinion
OTTAWA — Freedom Convoy lawyer Brendan Miller was ejected from the Emergencies Act Inquiry on Tuesday after a heated exchange with Commissioner Paul Rouleau. Source: ‘You’re asked to leave’: Freedom Convoy lawyer booted out of Emergencies Act inquiry after outburst Opinion: Normally I don’t do Canadian news here, I leave it for earthpages.ca. But the… Read More ‘You’re asked to leave’: Freedom Convoy lawyer booted out of Emergencies Act inquiry after outburst
The social media giant sowed chaos on the Australian internet to get legislation reversed, and is being accused of planning it for Canada Source: MPs say Facebook preparing doomsday scenario if demands not met | National Post Opinion: The Trudeau Liberals are getting a lesson about the scope of being a schoolyard bully. A bully… Read More MPs say Facebook preparing doomsday scenario if demands not met | National Post | Opinion
In an interview with Euronews, Anna Lührmann said an EU-wide price cap on gas imports could endanger the bloc’s security of supply. Source: The EU should be ‘very careful’ about capping gas prices, warns German minister | Euronews Opinion: I saw this story yesterday on Euronews and had to laugh. It’s so bloody obvious that… Read More The EU should be ‘very careful’ about capping gas prices, warns German minister | Euronews | Opinion
I’ve often said that the USA resembles ancient Rome. A cynic will say that under the guise of democracy what we really have is unequal justice. One set of rules for the rich and another for the poor. But the Trump raid proves it’s not quite that simple. There’s also infighting and political treachery. Maybe… Read More Opinion | The Trump Raid – Watching the ancient Romans battle it out… Today!
I switched over to Linux again, so this morning was playing around trying to get a screen recorder to work when I stumbled on this at CBC. I am so tired of Trudeau’s fluffy talk that I just had to call in the Great Gazoo to help me out!
Emmanuel Macron was elected to a second term as French president on Sunday evening with 58.2% of the vote, according to an estimate from the Ipsos polling institute. His far-right challenger Marine L… Source: Macron elected for second term as French president, leads Le Pen 58.2%-41.8% (Ipsos estimate) Opinion: I’ve been watching this election with some… Read More Macron elected for second term as French president, leads Le Pen 58.2%-41.8% (Ipsos estimate) | Opinion
Glad this morning to have finished the yearly grind of submitting income tax. I am always amazed at the sheer number of ways in which the Federal, Provincial and Municipal governments can dig into our pockets. And not only with income tax. Let’s not forget sales tax, property taxes, energy taxes, inheritance taxes… the list… Read More Rather be…