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Keeping up with the Jones Principle in Canada

January 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Keeping-Up-With-the-Joneses Myth “They found that poor households didn’t borrow more in high-inequality areas. Instead, poor households borrowed more in poorer areas (i.e.: areas with less overall inequality). In short, it’s the opposite of what the...

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Canada on Google Autocomplete

December 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

  Since I post articles based on what interests or amuses me, I’m following up a humorous idea by Bloomberg Business The United States of Google: An Autocomplete Atlas.  I decided to type the name of...

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Sign of the (unequal) times

November 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Still more proof that the world is heading in the wrong direction. Walmart Holding Canned Food Drive For Its Own Underpaid Employees “A Walmart in northeast Ohio is holding a holiday canned food drive —...

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Canada’s Economy Vulnerable To European Woes

October 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Canada’s Economy Vulnerable To European Woes “Canada’s Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has said that the Canadian economy is vulnerable to any collapse of European banks because of the large impact it would have on America.”...

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Canadian Taxation

Parliament “mulls” adult fitness tax credit

September 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Parliament Mulls Adult Fitness Tax Credit “It would allow taxpayers “to claim a non-refundable tax credit of up to $500 in eligible physical activity programming costs against their taxable income each year at a rate...

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Household debt and low interest rates

September 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Household debt must slow down “The debts of Canadian households rose once again in the second quarter of this year, to the astonishment of the Bank of Canada. Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and Bank of...

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The Great Snowbird Migration

August 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Snowbirds may have to pay income tax in the USA “Claudio and Anne-Marie Riti are among the 700,000 Quebecers who visit the United States each winter and now have to tackle an intimidating U.S. tax...

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Over half of Canadians pay no income tax

July 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Here’s a bit of a controversial headline: Canada’s tax system has created a nation of freeloaders “However, according to 2010 tax return data, 58 per cent of us pay only 5 per cent of taxes....

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