Happy HST day! I mean, Happy Canada Day!

July 1, 2010
By Nicole

Happy Canada Day! Have a donut for breakfast! But if you live in BC and buy that donut at the Great Canadian Institution that is Tim Horton’s, that donut will cost you 7% more (or so) than yesterday. Because our ever-lovin’ Premier’s gift to us on  Canada’s Birthday is the Hated Harmonized Sales Tax...

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Flip-Flop

September 4, 2009
By Nicole

B.C. will introduce a harmonized sales tax of 12 per cent, replacing the PST and GST effective July 2010, Premier Gordon Campbell announced Thursday morning in Vancouver. - Obtained from CBC Website. Article dated July 23, 2009. “I think that before people start talking about tax increases, they should start talking about savings in...

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Green Tax Credits

June 22, 2009
By Nicole
Green Tax Credits

So remember when I wrote this? Specifically, this sentence: Where’s my tax credit for doing what I can? Where are my chits for locally grown meats and vegetables? Why not start there where its something more tangible? Well, there’s an opportunity now. My diaper service has a petition in the Canadian House of Commons to ask...

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Fear, in brief

September 17, 2008
By Nicole

Remember how I said in this post that you need to vote? It seems it was more timely than expected. Erin Kotecki Vest (The Queen of Spain, also a MOMocrat) wrote this post today. Go. Read. THEN REGISTER TO VOTE AND GO DO IT ON OCTOBER 14. Yeah, its not happening here in Canada,...

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LOL

September 14, 2008
By Nicole

Remember that $100 you got from the government to help with that twee carbon tax? Well take a peek at this article from the CBC: The $100 cheques, which were meant to offset the impact of the province’s new carbon tax, were only supposed to be sent to residents currently living in B.C., but...

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Why You Need to Vote: Election Exhaustion

September 8, 2008
By Nicole

I have spent the day surrounded by sheeples (really people, there’s a double door at the entrance to the train station – you don’t need to line up 40 deep in order to get inside and don’t yell at me for skipping the line when I go to open the other door) and my...

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Its Official

September 7, 2008
By Nicole

Canadians will go to the polls on October 14: Prime Minister Stephen Harper pulled the plug on his own minority government on Sunday, setting off a national election campaign that will send voters to the polls on Oct. 14 at a cost of about $300 million. [insert panicky mental calculation of the number of...

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On Having Vision

August 8, 2008
By Nicole

On Thursday, when I went into surgery, my lense prescription was about 20/600 (-4.75 diopters). On Tuesday, when I went in to have the temporary contact bandages removed, my vision was 20/30. And its just gotten better every day. Unfortunately, for the state of California, it hasn’t. See, a couple of weeks ago, the...

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