Posts Tagged: canada

Canada to tax Income Trusts

By now you’ve probably heard that Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced today a new tax on income trusts. The decision has drawn lots of criticism, especially since it comes just three weeks after BCE proposed the biggest trust conversion in our nation’s history. Telus was another major corporation looking to transform itself to an income… Reads more »

Vancouver students to get Olympic break?

I guess the 2010 Winter Games is a pretty good excuse to give students two weeks off, eh? Well, post secondary students at least, because they might be able to work or volunteer at the games. Nothing is certain yet, but a nice break for students definitely seems likely: Spokeswoman Renee Smith-Valade said Vancouver’s Olympic… Reads more »

Penguins to add a little Canadian red?

Hockey season has started again! And what a great start it was, with Toronto losing 4-1 to the Senators. Edmonton’s first game is tomorrow night against the very red, very evil Calgary Flames. I can’t wait! Perhaps the biggest news of the day, however, is that RIM’s top executive Jim Balsillie has purchased the Pittsburgh… Reads more »

Roland nails the Globe and Mail on Web 2.0

Fellow Canadian and photoblogger extraordinaire Roland Tanglao posted some harsh words about a recent Globe and Mail article. The article includes a fairly negative quote from Albert Behr, who says, “you’ll notice that there are no Web 2.0 companies on the [Technology Fast 50] list — they just cost too much to be profitable in… Reads more »

Happy Canada Day!

I can’t believe it’s already July 1st! Time is flying by much too quickly. Anyway, Happy Canada Day to you! If you’re in Edmonton, the fireworks start at 11 PM, and the best place to see them is from the Legislature grounds. And if you’re in Calgary – sucks to be you, no fireworks, haha!