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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Avro Arrow, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Vice Admiral Moderator

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    She was very well-respected, and it's certainly sad when anyone that beloved passes away. She did seem to be very generous and caring, and the world will be a little dimmer without her presence.

    That said, I do think we should use this opportunity to begin the process of divesting ourselves of the archaic system of monarchy (a *foreign* monarchy, no less). But I also realize that we won't.

    NGL, not looking forward to seeing Charles's face replace Queen Elizabeth on our money. But I guess I very seldom have actual physical cash anyway, so it's not like it's going to be a common occurrence for me.
     
  2. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    Actually, it's not a given that he'll be on the money, or at least not on the $20. Coins, yeah. But they've been moving toward replacing the old traditional bills anyway.
     
  3. Mr. Laser Beam

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    I'm sure I've said this before, but...I think Canadian money looks really cool. Regardless of whose picture is on it. :cool:
     
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  4. Owain Taggart

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    At least it won't be Camilla on the money.
     
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  5. Marc

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    not suprising and unfortunate for the country, polievre has been elected the new tory leader.

    https://www.thestar.com/politics/fe...rvative-party-elects-new-leader-saturday.html

    so now we could a P.M who believes conspiracy theories, conddles people who are determined to overthrow the democratically elected government and thinks cryptocurrency will save us.

    and remember when they would go on about career politicians leading over parties? Here's another chump that's never had job in the real world.

    not so long ago, the polling agregator a 338canda.com had the tories in front but things have changed and if they election were to be held to day, there's a 63% chance that boy blunder would get a 4th term (almost unheard of in Canadian poltiics).

    Given that polievre's support is largely in the tory base and I suspect mainly in the western provinces (and is generally unliked in the rest of the country) this might have factored in the polling numbers.

    Time will tell which way things go.
     
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  6. Avro Arrow

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    Hey media, how about we stop constantly referring to something as a "national holiday" if only a tiny fraction of the nation's people actually get a holiday?
     
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  7. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    Technically, the Queen's funeral does fall on a holiday. September 19 is International Talk Like A Pirate Day.
     
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  8. Marc

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    Which idiots are referring to as a national holiday?

    Think even out of the gate, trudea said it was a federal holiday and that it was up to the provinces to decide if they wanted to follow suit.
     
  9. DEWLine

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    Thanks. The Bank of Canada and the Department of Finance try to do a good job. I thought they did particularly well with the latest version of the C$10 bill depicting Viola Desmond.
     
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  10. Avro Arrow

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    I didn't make note of each of them, but there was certainly more than one. I saw it come up a number of different times reading through stories in the news app.

    Some at least had the good grace to put it in quotation marks.

    Yes, he did... but he didn't initially clarify that it only included federal civil servants, and not federally-regulated industries, like banks and airlines. The Minister of Labour had to clarify in a subsequent tweet.
     
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  12. Mr. Laser Beam

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    I may have screwed up this week.

    My house burned down a couple years ago. The money has been sitting in a savings account for a year. I maxed out my rsp each year with it but hadn't done anything in my TFSA as I wanted to, well, buy a new house. Now that we're at the end of Sep that doesn't seem likely until next spring, so I went to he CRA website, got my TFSA limit, and maxed it.

    But I'd forgotten I had a little TFSA mutual fund at a different bank (I'd set it up when they did a matching promo thing a few years ago) that pulls $25/month automatically.

    So I probably over contributed a tiny bit. I immediately pulled more than I could have over contributed when I realized (transaction the next next) but the damage may have been done. I guess I will find out in the spring.
     
  14. LaxScrutiny

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    You may be ok. (I'm an accountant although not a tax specialist, but I read.) You'll get a notice next year but since it's such a small amount (about $225 if I'm understanding you) they will be open to an explanation. Yes, they notice small amounts but you can appeal. I'll have to check but as I recall you appeal within 6 months of when you get the notice. For a small amount like that along with the same simple explanation you wrote here you will be fine.

    The penalty is 1% of the overcontribution per month it sits there so that means you'll owe a whopping $9.00. I DO suggest you appeal, you'll be able to do it online. It's basically a formality that will take you 2 minutes but you want a clean slate.

    A general reminder: the contribution room you have isn't fully updated until March. Most people run into problems when they do contributions in January and think they have more room than they actually do. This happens because financial institutions generally send the final info to the CRA the same time they send T5/T3.

    Tax payable on excess TFSA amount
     
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  15. wayoung

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    Yeah that's about what I am expecting. Not panicking over it. Just kinda head slap "Oh shit"
     
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  16. LaxScrutiny

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    You seem to be on top of it but I should have mentioned: If you withdraw $225 now, you'll still be depositing $25 per month. You can't take out $300 now to cover the rest of the year; that withdrawal is only applied to your current overcontribution. You have to cancel those monthly deposits for now, or just shrug and accept the few dollars of penalty next year.

    The amount for you isn't worth worrying about, but for anyone else to keep in mind if they do the same thing with larger amounts. People have.
     
  17. Avro Arrow

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    So, anyone else not bothered in the slightest that the prime minister did some impromptu singing during some down time?

    Talk about manufactured outrage. I expect the next attack to be something along the lines of "he was breathing too loudly!".
     
  18. LaxScrutiny

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    I'm not bothered in the slightest. In fact, I think he and Sanna Marin should post a duet on Twitter. (There is a risk of Sophie being jealous, but I think she's a good sport.)

    ETA: TrekBBS is actually the only social media I bother to partake. I think we need to get the world on board with this. Crowdfunding maybe? Any ideas?
     
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  19. Timewalker

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    Even my NDP-supporting housekeeping helper got in a huff about it, outraged that he'd sung a song while on official business and representing the country.

    My take on it: As long as he wasn't at an official function and it wasn't on the day of the funeral itself, I don't see a problem. My housekeeper wondered if he could even sing (she doubted it), but my take on that: Justin sings better than Stephen Harper does. And then I had to explain about the "Van Cats/Vingt-Quatres" "band" Harper had, and the standup "comedy" impressions he did. Yes, Harper can do spot-on impressions of John Diefenbaker and Joe Clark. No, he can't sing worth a damn. Was his son embarrassed when Harper insisted on performing at some CPC event? Yep, and could be heard telling him to stop.

    Trudeau singing with a group of people, taking a bit of time to relax, is not a problem as far as I'm concerned. You can't tell me that nobody in that entire country cracked a smile or a joke during the entire week leading up to the funeral. Why else would that Paddington Bear video have been everywhere? I know I giggled throughout that and some of the other humorous stuff people mentioned about the Queen.

    That said, I did watch the funeral (in real time, not a replay), and cried through parts of it. Now life goes on. Though I have been musing about the Rainbow Bridge poem (the one that many people have found comfort in when they lose a beloved pet): If there's any truth to that, Her Majesty would have been greeted by dozens of corgis and horses when she arrived on the other side.
     
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  20. wayoung

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    Just typical right wing virtue signalling. I don't like Trudeau but stuff like that is lame.
     
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