Private Health Insurance Would Ease Canadians’ Suffering
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by The Afro News
3d ago
Provinces should allow other health care options, like duplicate insurance, so patients can access the care they need more quickly Over 660,000 Canadians are waiting for surgery at the moment, with many waiting long months and even years. For these people, each day stuck on a waiting list is 24 more hours of sore knees, of pain when walking, of risking that their condition deteriorates, and so on ..read more
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Don’t Trust the Canada Revenue Agency to file your Taxes
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by The Afro News
4d ago
Tax collectors’ objective is to maximize revenue; yours is to maximize deductions Nobody likes filing tax returns. Tracking down pay slips, filing away proofs for every deduction and filling out forms is very few people’s idea of a fun way to spend their time. Even worse is having to do it twice, if you happen to live in Quebec ..read more
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How The Russia-Ukraine War could Escalate into a Nuclear Confrontation
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by The Afro News
4d ago
Despite its recent minor successes in eastern Ukraine, the war is not going Russia’s way  With the Russia-Ukraine War about to enter its second year and President Vladimir Putin increasingly frustrated at the demonstrable ineptitude of his army, navy and air force, the world community, whose members appear to be in denial about the risks that lie ahead, faces the possibility of a dramatic escalation ..read more
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Trudeau’s ‘Just Transition’ to ‘Disrupt’ Over 2.7 Million Jobs
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by The Afro News
1w ago
The building trades, transportation, agriculture, energy, and manufacturing will all be affected A newly public federal document reveals that more than 2.7 million jobs across Canada can expect a “significant disruption” as a result of Ottawa’s Just Transition plan to reduce emissions. Ironically, it comes at the same time as new analysis showing that world oil demand continues to rise ..read more
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If We Don’t Get Energy Transition Right, We’re Screwed
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by The Afro News
1w ago
Have you heard about Canada’s unjust energy transition? Better pay attention: it’s unfolding before your very eyes. The unjust transition will cost people jobs, create new and more insidious types of energy poverty, and accelerate negative environmental impact – the very opposite effects of what the putative notion of a just transition is intended to achieve ..read more
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More Needs to be Done to Contain Governor General’s Extravagance
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by The Afro News
2w ago
Taxpayers aren’t unlimited pools of cash In a rare show of unity, members of Parliament from all parties are angrily demanding answers about sky-high expenses racked up by Governor General Mary Simon and her team.  Curiously, Rideau Hall’s rebuttal is essentially that the expenses are “not very extravagant.” [Emphasis added].   ..read more
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Trudeau’s Five Tax Hikes Will Harm the Middle Class in 2023
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by The Afro News
2w ago
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to govern for “the middle class and those working hard to join it.” Canadians can be forgiven if we feel he’s forgotten that promise. Whether it’s the nurse working at the hospital, the mom who commutes to work each day or the newcomers to Canada who opened a small business, middle-class Canadians will feel the pain of Trudeau’s five tax hikes in 2023 ..read more
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Lessons From Overpriced Chicken Breasts
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by The Afro News
2w ago
“Chickengate” exposes the crisis of confidence grocers face today It all started with one reporter taking a simple, trivial picture of an overpriced pack of five boneless, skinless chicken breasts. The cost was $26.87 a kilo, a world-class sticker shocker, at least double what one would expect to pay for chicken breasts ..read more
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Praise Yourself Healthy
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by Anastasia Zervos
2w ago
As I worshipped the Lord today, he said to me, “Praise yourself healthy.” I heard him clearly. He went on to say it again: “Praise yourself healthy.” I’d heard him say it to me a few weeks before, as well. At that time, he had said it to me like this: “Praise will heal you ..read more
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Reality Check: CEO Pay is out of Control in Canada
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by The Afro News
3w ago
The CEO-to-worker pay gap is now 243 times more than the average worker’s pay You could call it the breakfast of champions: by 9:43 a.m. on January 3, the average best-paid 100 Canadian CEOs already made $58,800 – that’s what the average Canadian worker will toil to earn in an entire year ..read more
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