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I have had four occasions to stop in the Bell retail store in the Smittys mall. Each time I have been served by bright young enthusiastic employees. They know their product and know how to make the selection less confusing. On one occasion I had a whispered bit of advice of how to get an upgrade before I was eligible.
As I watched and listed to their customers am of the opinion they need to make one change. They need a technically competent person over the age of 60 who can relate to the seniors who are embracing (and sometimes struggling with) technology. I almost suggested that to their manager. I could do that job!
Mitt the Twit
via National Post.
WOW – someone that makes Sara look good. A hard period for American conservatives. Utterly embarrassing. ”Bama must be some pleased, eh?
King’s students manually downloaded thousands of records from the P.E.I. corporate registry to create a database to use in researching this package.
Among the findings of the eight-week probe:
1. The P.E.I. government interpreted Ottawa’s immigration rules in such a way that immigrants could be considered actively involved in businesses they knew little or nothing about.
2. The program brought thousands of immigrants to Canada, mostly from China and the Middle East. But with no tangible connection to P.E.I., many immigrants either never came or moved on quickly rather than settle on the Island as Ottawa intended.
3. Organizations that would otherwise have been ineligible were able to access immigrant money by creating new corporations structured to meet the program’s rules.
4. If the program had operated as advertised, it would have pumped more than $660 million into strategic sectors of the P.E.I. economy, twice the annual value of the Island’s agricultural sector. The real amounts were far less, and more than half of the money was made by middlemen.
5. Ottawa spent several years trying to get P.E.I. to change its program to conform with federal regulations, but P.E.I. pressed ahead, leading to a fierce war of words, and Ottawa’s decision to force the shutdown of the program down in 2008
via The Chronicle Herald.
Here is a breakdown of the new cross border exemptions for Canadians visiting the U.S:U.S. visits less than 24 hours: the rules remain unchanged.24 to 48 hours: If you travel to the U.S. for more than 24 hours but less than 48 hours, you will be able to bring back $200 worth of tax-exempt goods. The previous limit was $50.More than 48 hours: If youre out of the country for more than 48 hours, your limit is now $800. Previously, travellers who were out of Canada from 48 hours to seven days were allowed to bring back $400 worth of goods. Travellers gone more than a week could bring back $750.
…Worryingly, the book advises men that they should scold their wives. According to the book, they may also ‘beat by hand or stick, withhold money from her or pull (her) by the ears.’
It the adds that men should ‘refrain from beating her excessively.’
The book came to light after going on sale in a Canadian book store. It is understood to have sold out there.
via Mail Online.
For the record, I draw the line at pulling her by the ears.
France is a country you have to drive through to get to Italy. That’s all it’s there for.
Who speaks the truth?
After initially refusing to comment on the matter, Raitt’s office later issued a statement denying there were an RCMP present or that she used the word “animals.” The statement also claimed she did not direct anyone to arrest the workers.