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Old 03-29-2012, 04:45 PM   #26
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cutting CBC's budget? Ugh..... I was hoping it would be increased.... Instead of more canadians aching CBC we'll have more and more watching CNN/FOX

hmm... Pushing Canadians to have more of a US mindset and encouraging us to go and shop there.... Making laws that reflect US laws..... Allowing US policing to have more feedom up here in Canada....... Geez people wake up to what Harpers doing
People are going to watch what they want to watch, no matter how much money you dump into a socialist TV station. The less, the better, IMO
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So if you go pick up stuff from point roberts, the Canadian Customs can't tax you for stuff under $200? What was the limit before?
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So if you go pick up stuff from point roberts, the Canadian Customs can't tax you for stuff under $200? What was the limit before?
If it's less than 24 hours, there is technically NO exemptions. I never understood why people assume coming back on the same day equates to a tax exemption.
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So if you go pick up stuff from point roberts, the Canadian Customs can't tax you for stuff under $200? What was the limit before?
its a rule - but its not followed, it appears to be up to the discretion of the border guards. I NEVER pay for tax on my 10 trips to point bob on items under $500 - and i declare EVERYTHING (why wouldn't I, i know i'm not paying tax on it)

and thank god less money on CBC

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Government + TV
Government + religion

OK, there are probably a bazillion things i could add, but that'll do for now - small government is best government!

1 BIG fuck up - no tightening of lending rules for mortgages - we are becoming a HUGE property bubble country - now the effect will be worse due to no government intervention (the irony, the 1 thing they sHOULD intervene on, they don't)

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I don't know, but considering how much car enthusiasts loooove Top Gear, I would say that Government + TV can actually work. Mind you, the BBC has a MUCH higher budget, but the UK does charge a tv tax, which any household with a tv must pay. That said, the BBC has some amazing shows.
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cutting CBC's budget? Ugh..... I was hoping it would be increased.... Instead of more canadians aching CBC we'll have more and more watching CNN/FOX

hmm... Pushing Canadians to have more of a US mindset and encouraging us to go and shop there.... Making laws that reflect US laws..... Allowing US policing to have more feedom up here in Canada....... Geez people wake up to what Harpers doing
CBC is garbage IMO. I am quite sure the majority of people on RS only watch CBC for HNIC. Using our tax dollars on NHL rights is stupid. Let it go to CTV so I don't have to listen to Mark Lee.
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I don't know, but considering how much car enthusiasts loooove Top Gear, I would say that Government + TV can actually work. Mind you, the BBC has a MUCH higher budget, but the UK does charge a tv tax, which any household with a tv must pay. That said, the BBC has some amazing shows.
BBC = public service broadcaster paid for by television licensing (mostly) and is independent of the government
CBC = Crown Corp., quite the opposite to the above
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BBC = public service broadcaster paid for by television licensing (mostly) and is independent of the government
CBC = Crown Corp., quite the opposite to the above
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CBC is garbage, what the Canadian government should do is abolish the CRTC, so we can watch what we want and how we want it. At the end of the day, if you don't let us watch what we want, we will watch it illegally anyway (Netflix US and US Satellite providers). Might as well open it up, offer the service and make money from it.

I, for one, will welcome DirecTV, Dish Network, and all American broadcast networks with open arms, as long as Canadian content is available too.
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Seriously though, the move to digital currency (debit, credit cards, EFT and even checks for business to business) is beneficial to the government and all and all I suspect in the next 10 years we, a country that already has far greater plastic usage than most will see further pushes to do so and find cash and coins made increasingly inconvenient to facilitate that.
Bad idea. What happens when the network goes down? and it does go down. I always carry some cash with me for that reason.
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IMHO, CBC has done a lot for Canada over the years. However, the corporation has made some pretty dumb moves and bad decisions.
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so what do we do if the prices after tax comes to $10.04 or something??
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^ If you pay by CASH it will be rounded to the nearest denominator. So you pay $10.05. If the Item is 10.02 then it is rounded to $10 even. Though if you pay by credit card, it will be charged as is. So 1 to 4 cents will be charged on your credit card and are not rounded. Seriously, you guys don't read the articles in the thread?
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CBC is garbage IMO. I am quite sure the majority of people on RS only watch CBC for HNIC. Using our tax dollars on NHL rights is stupid. Let it go to CTV so I don't have to listen to Mark Lee.

I dont watch CBC except for the news and its been that way for a lot of people but CBC has been turning around in recent years and their viewership has gone up

to most it just seems silly to care about since its just tv.... but tv is how the govts nudge peoples mindset... just looking at US media should tell you that; its why the rest of the world thinks news in the usa is a joke

its just 1 facet of many (a major one imo) that are being adjusted for us by Harper to get Canadians in tune with the USA some may not care or consider it an issue that's fine but imo it should be very concerning at the very least you should take notice



oh and 10% cut to RCMP/CSIS/etc public safety

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Civil servants in Ottawa faced the biggest cuts in the federal budget Thursday.

But the federal Public Safety Department is also taking a big hit with cuts of $688 million, or 9.9 per cent, over the next three years.

Of course the Public Safety portfolio includes the RCMP, Correctional Service of Canada, CSIS and the Canada Border Services Agency.

It seems odd that Public Safety would face such large cuts in the wake of new legislation that some say will lead to more people behind bars in the federal system.

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I imagine those stores that do inventory check to match their sales would be quite complicated?
Since how much money they make varies depending on whether their sale was paid in cash (rounded up/down)
or to the exact cent (with credit card) ??


At first when I read the article, I thought it meant all prices were just going to be rounded up or down now. lol.
That would make things really easy.
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they won't be making anymore pennies, doesnt mean we can't use them still guys....
Yeah, but the prevalence will continuously decrease until it gets to the point where most people won't have them in their wallets and most retailers won't have them in their tills.
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I don't watch any CBC or listen to any, but the CRTC is the only reason a lot of Canadian artists get heard. I co-host a radio show and meeting CRTC regulations really opened my eyes to Canadian talent.
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I imagine those stores that do inventory check to match their sales would be quite complicated?
Since how much money they make varies depending on whether their sale was paid in cash (rounded up/down)
or to the exact cent (with credit card) ??


At first when I read the article, I thought it meant all prices were just going to be rounded up or down now. lol.
That would make things really easy.
I thought about that too. You'll never be able to balance your till. I guess what they are saying is we don't care about pennies, so you shouldn't either.

At least if you could just round everything, you could make POS systems automatically round everything, but if its dependent on payment type then its just always going to be "out".
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I don't watch any CBC or listen to any, but the CRTC is the only reason a lot of Canadian artists get heard. I co-host a radio show and meeting CRTC regulations really opened my eyes to Canadian talent.
If the CRTC were to cease to exist, US media would steamroll Canada in minutes. It's there, its available and people want it.
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CBC is garbage IMO. I am quite sure the majority of people on RS only watch CBC for HNIC. Using our tax dollars on NHL rights is stupid. Let it go to CTV so I don't have to listen to Mark Lee.
Used to watch the news, but came to prefer Randiene(reasons kind of obvi). The only thing I watch on CBC is Dragon's Den. Hardly worth the network for me.
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Fail me if you want, but all of you who are advocating for the abolishment of the CBC are ignorant.

CBC is more than just its television channel. It's clear who's learned and who's not because if you were the former, you would know that CBC radio is excellent with thought provoking programming and music you wouldn't ordinarily hear on the radio (some of it sucks, but some is very good.) Also, CBC stations serve a lot of remote communities which wouldn't be served if it were a private entity.

And for all those who actually watch the CBC, who on there is actually left-wing? Peter Mansbridge? (After all, it's a crime to ask the PM tough questions) Andrew Coyne? (Who writes for Maclean's and the Post) Rex Murphy? Kevin O'Leary? Rick Mercer is probably the only socialist left on the network and even he has done skits with Harper.

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Well a lot of people don't understand that the CBC is also the conduit through which many Canadian artists and media projects emerge and find their foundation. Many of the Canadians in media that you can think of and more that you don't know about, comedians, actors, writers, news persons, and such are present in the world and representing you in a very Americanized media land scape because of the CBC.

Further the CBC is the ONLY studio we have that produces content by us and for us. Nearly everything else you consume on TV (besides local news programs) comes out of the states.

Because we don't have the studio system that the American media has we have no other channel for this to happen and unfortunately with increasing American media consumption as it is we're seeing a great erosion of unique cultural character. It's very important we preserve what little independent voice we have for our country.
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Fail me if you want, but all of you who are advocating for the abolishment of the CBC are ignorant.

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I only watch CBC HNIC. Those hockey commentators need to be replaced ASAP.

They said Luongo have sexy moves and legs like a supermodel last Saturday...
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