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Bill Longstaff: TPP—trading down?

Posted February 6, 2016 by Bill Longstaff

According to its proponents, the “trade” agreement the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will generate economic benefits to all parties by eliminating obstacles to trade and investment. A study out of Tufts University—Trading Down: Unemployment, Inequality and Other Risks of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement—offers another opinion. The Tufts’ economists made their projections using the . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: TPP—trading down?

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CBSA seizes 14.5 kg of suspected methamphetamine in southern Alberta

Posted February 5, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) announced today the seizure of 14.5 kg of suspected methamphetamine in southern Alberta. During a routine secondary examination on January 31, CBSA officers from the Del …

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Think twice before tapping RRSP to buy a first home

Posted February 5, 2016 by Special to MoneySense

You’re giving up gains you may have earned on the money

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How to get tax deductions on a home renovation

Posted February 5, 2016 by Anonymous

A soon-to-be retired couple wants to minimize taxes before a home reno

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Ride Report crowdsources better biking for all

Posted February 4, 2016 by A.K. Streeter

Simple app now available nationwide lets you rate your ride, give feedback, and see a map of least-stress lanes in your city.

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Tribunal Chair to Speak at the 2016 Georgetown University International Trade Update

Posted February 4, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Mr. Stephen Leach, Chairperson of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT), will deliver a luncheon address entitled “Resolution of Trade Disputes: A View from Our Neighbor to the North” on Thursday, February 25, 2016, at the 37th anniversary o…

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The savvy investor’s guide to RRSPs

Posted February 4, 2016 by Bryan Borzykowski

Whether you’re just starting out, or in the final sprint toward retirement, we have some age specific advice to help you squeeze more into your savings

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The RRSP guide for investors in their 50s and 60s

Posted February 4, 2016 by Bryan Borzykowski

For those who do have a more robust RRSP, it may start making sense to add money to a TFSA in the few years prior to retirement

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The RRSP guide for investors in their 40s

Posted February 4, 2016 by Bryan Borzykowski

While asset allocation is important, the real question you should be asking yourself is if you’re saving enough for retirement

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The RRSP guide for investors in their 30s

Posted February 4, 2016 by Bryan Borzykowski

Putting off retirement savings to pay for everything else is a mistake

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California utility faces criminal charges for catastrophic gas leak

Posted February 3, 2016 by Anonymous

Southern California Gas Co. is facing criminal charges and a slew of lawsuits for the Porter Ranch disaster.

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Team of super vultures deployed in Peru to battle polluters

Posted February 3, 2016 by Anonymous

Outfitted with GoPros and solar-powered GPS trackers, the crew of carrion-loving vigilantes is sniffing out illegal dumps in Lima.

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Rumors of the Suicide of the Liberal Church Are Exaggerated : A Response to Chris Hedges

Posted February 2, 2016 by Anonymous

Within the first dozen words of Chris Hedges’ recent article on liberal Protestants we learn both…

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I Tried to Trip Using Only My Breath

Posted February 1, 2016 by Anonymous

Breathwork was born out of LSD research in the 1960s and suggests that by hyperventilating, you can experience the same feeling as an acid trip.

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Inside the Dangerous World of Homemade Rocket Gambling

Posted February 1, 2016 by Anonymous

Cambodian rocket gambling is one of the world’s most bizarre gambling schemes. But for the poor locals who live below the launch zone, it’s also life-threatening.

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Views from Tokyo’s Infamous Gay Micro-Bar District

Posted January 31, 2016 by Anonymous

Shinjuku 2 Chome is like a gay bar buffet. The Tokyo district is said to have the highest concentration of gay bars in the world, each with its own theme (such as BDSM or J-Pop), and each with less than a 12-person capacity.

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Trying vainly to catch flying time .. Canada, Japan, Iowa, local media, India, K Wynne, Rihanna, and Drake!

Posted January 30, 2016 by Counterweights Editors

How time flies … Already it is almost the last day of January 2016. And a host of other business in the office has meant our last post was a dozen days ago. Here are a few quick notes until next week … when we’ll be having more time on our hands. (We hope!) To […]

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World Passports and the People Trying to Create a Borderless World

Posted January 29, 2016 by Anonymous

Earlier this month, Yassin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) was arrested in South Africa for attempting to use a world passport. But what exactly is one of those?

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Toronto Traveller

Posted January 29, 2016 by James Bow

Venturing into Toronto earlier this month, giving a lift to my in-laws as they ran errands, I found myself with a bit of time and headed off to take pictures of some of the new streetcars around my old…

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Government of Canada restoring fairness and balance in the Canadian labour policy landscape

Posted January 28, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk, P.C., M.P., Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, and her Parliamentary Secretary, M.P. Rodger Cuzner, along with Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Pablo Rodri…

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Government of Canada restoring fairness and balance in the Canadian labour policy landscape

Posted January 28, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk, P.C., M.P., Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, and her Parliamentary Secretary, M.P. Rodger Cuzner, along with Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Pablo Rodri…

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Statement from the Minister of National Defence on the CSE Commissioner’s Annual Report for 2014-2015

Posted January 28, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the Annual Report for 2014-2015 of the Communications Security Establishment Commissioner, the Honourable Jean-Pierre Plouffe was tabled in the House of Commons. The Commissioner’s Annual Report is a valuable means by which CSE remains accountab…

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Statement from the Minister of National Defence on the CSE Commissioner’s Annual Report for 2014-2015

Posted January 28, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the Annual Report for 2014-2015 of the Communications Security Establishment Commissioner, the Honourable Jean-Pierre Plouffe was tabled in the House of Commons. The Commissioner’s Annual Report is a valuable means by which CSE remains accountab…

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COMMUNICATIONS SECURITY ESTABLISHMENT (CSE) TECHNICAL BRIEFING: 2014-2015 CSE COMMISSIONER’S ANNUAL REPORT

Posted January 28, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

A senior official from the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) will provide a technical briefing about the 2014-2015 CSE Commissioner’s annual report.

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COMMUNICATIONS SECURITY ESTABLISHMENT (CSE) TECHNICAL BRIEFING: 2014-2015 CSE COMMISSIONER’S ANNUAL REPORT

Posted January 28, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

A senior official from the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) will provide a technical briefing about the 2014-2015 CSE Commissioner’s annual report.

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Winter Getaway!

Posted January 27, 2016 by Anonymous

I love winter travel.  In fact, it might even be the season that I enjoy travel in the most, because nothing beats the beauty of our Canadian winters.  I feel very lucky to be just a few hours away from first class winter sports like downhill skiing, snowshoeing, skating, cross country skiing, and hiking.  Not to mention […]

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You Can Make a Fortune Selling Tree Seeds in Nepal

Posted January 27, 2016 by Anonymous

The seeds, known as rudraksha, are believed to carry mystical powers and can fetch thousands of dollars.

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VICE on HBO: Why the Ebola Outbreak in Africa Was So Devastating

Posted January 27, 2016 by VICE Staff

In this episode from season three of the VICE HBO show, we investigated last year’s Ebola outbreak, then headed to college campuse to learn how the schools dealt with the pervasive culture of sexual violence.

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CBSA in Edmonton releases highlights from 2015

Posted January 27, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Throughout 2015, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers at the Edmonton International Airport were busy processing over 850,000 travellers in 8,450 flights while ensuring the safety and security of Canada.

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CBSA in Edmonton releases highlights from 2015

Posted January 27, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Throughout 2015, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers at the Edmonton International Airport were busy processing over 850,000 travellers in 8,450 flights while ensuring the safety and security of Canada.

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CBSA in Calgary releases highlights from 2015

Posted January 27, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

In their continued commitment to keeping our borders safe and secure, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers in Calgary have had a busy year processing nearly 2.2 million travellers and over 22,700 flights.

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CBSA in Calgary releases highlights from 2015

Posted January 27, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

In their continued commitment to keeping our borders safe and secure, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers in Calgary have had a busy year processing nearly 2.2 million travellers and over 22,700 flights.

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​How I Made a Show for Nothing That Is Now on Netflix

Posted January 26, 2016 by Anonymous

With virtually no money these guys managed to make a documentary series that became one of the first Australian shows ever picked up by Netflix.

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Dear Silicon Valley: Here’s What You Really Need To Disrupt

Posted January 26, 2016 by Chandra Clarke

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There are many things I admire about America: its energy, its enthusiasm, and above all, its willingness to change. That is especially true of the culture in California, and specifically in Silicon Valley, where the bywords are ‘disruptive,’ ‘innovative,’ and ‘democratize.’ Yet, looking through ProductHunt these past few weeks, I can’t help but think that, […]

Chandra Clarke – This material is safe for work. No really, it is.

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Quadrennial Judicial Compensation and Benefits Commission Begins Inquiry

Posted January 25, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The quadrennial Judicial Compensation and Benefits Commission, has begun its inquiry into the adequacy of the salaries and benefits paid to federally-appointed judges and to prothonotaries of the Federal Court.

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Quadrennial Judicial Compensation and Benefits Commission Begins Inquiry

Posted January 25, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The quadrennial Judicial Compensation and Benefits Commission, has begun its inquiry into the adequacy of the salaries and benefits paid to federally-appointed judges and to prothonotaries of the Federal Court.

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Slot Machine Dream Queen

Posted January 23, 2016 by Anonymous

German photographer Ricarda Messner spent 24 hours in Atlantic City capturing the slot machines, the lights, and Donald Trump’s gaudy Taj Mahal.

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The Stoned Immaculate: Meet the Weed Nuns of the San Joaquin Valley

Posted January 22, 2016 by Anonymous

The New Age nuns are fighting to keep their medical marijuana business alive in the face of a pending local ban on cannabis sales.

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Until Citizenship Do We Part: How People Pull off Green Card Marriages

Posted January 21, 2016 by Anonymous

The hardest part is making your marriage look real—setting up joint bank accounts, taking fake couples photos, and convincing an immigration officer you’re actually in love.

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China’s Rent-a-Foreigner Industry Is Alive and Kicking

Posted January 21, 2016 by Anonymous

We spoke with the director of Dream Empire, a new documentary about the Chinese real-estate bubble and its connection to the real estate industry.

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