So much egg on the faces of Bezan, the PMO, and Winzoski's employers.
Hopefully the attention that Winzoski has gotten from this will get her a job with a publication that has some backbone.
Way to deflect and ignore the terrible practices on your part that led to the persecution of this young woman. Bang up job by your PR team.
Of course, you could spend some of the of billions of dollars you raised in your IPO to actually crack down on this behavior. But then again corporate responsibility isn't exactly your strong suit, is it?
What a piddly fine for a company that's worth $40 billion.
The lack of a real financial penalty for wrongdoing just means that it's better for companies to cut corners and then make a change only when they get caught. And with weak environmental oversight, they usually don't get caught.
OK, how can HST be good for business if consumers have less money to spend? I am paying thru my nose for things with HST and my sales have not gotten any better at all. I think what the writer means is that big business saves more with HST. I have not seen any improvement and am losing customers because everyone is more tight budget these days.
Consumers in North America spend too much, rack up too much debt, and don't save enough for the future. It's these habits that have contributed to driving the economy into the ground in the last couple of years as consumers have stretched themselves too thin with no buffer room. Consumption taxes like the HST are meant to counteract that. Long term economic stability is far better than short term economic growth fueled by consumer spending.
1. The Liberals have promised to reduce the overall HST rate to 10%, which will mean that the average BC resident will save money over the previous PST / GST system.
2. There's the small matter of the $1.6 billion that will likely have to be repaid to the federal government. That's over $350 for each man, woman, and child in BC, and will blow a massive hole in the BC budget which is already deeply in deficit territory.
3. The HST is good for business. Not all businesses, particularly those that didn't have to charge PST in the past. But is a meal at a restaurant really deserving of a lower tax rate than any other product or service? In the interest of overall tax fairness and the simplification of tax collection processes, it is a winner.
Why don't we add racial profiling, so beloved by Vancouver media and law enforcement? They were well-fed, well-dressed young WHITE men. So where do we send them? What immigration laws do we call upon/amend? This is the conversation I want to hear about.
Look again at the footage; nearly every racial group is well represented.
This has absolutely nothing to do with hockey. This has everything to do with idiots seizing an opportunity.
Saying that this is a result of hockey is insulting to the millions of Canadians who watched this series.
I think the opening of the HP store is less about the products that are currently in stock, and more about what they plan to have in stock down the road. Their purchase of Palm (for a cool $1bn) seems to indicate that they are intending to compete with Apple in the trendy personal electronics market.
As the largest IT company in the world (by revenue), surely they should be taken with a certain amount of respect. They have a broad reach amongst consumers. Maybe not with you, but perhaps with the people who would be excited by an appearance from "Captain Canuck", Trevor Linden.
One is Edward Scissorhands.
The other is a pizza boy.
Take it from this straight male: Johnny is the sexiest man alive. Not to hate on a local boy, but Ryan Reynolds does not even register.
Isn't it wonderful, that under Canadian law, there is absolutely NOTHING a woman can legally carry to prevent an attacker from getting close enough to harm her. And if you do, and use it to defend yourself, you will be arrested, dragged through the courts for months, or maybe years. It's virtually guaranteed that you will suffer far more punishment than your attacker ever will !
HOW DARE YOU DEFEND YOURSELF!
Doesn't that make you feel Fuzzy, Warm, and Safe?
Don't expect a 'gun registry' to keep you safe.
As a Canadian Citizen, you are a Politically Groomed Victim, living in a Culture of Defencelessness..
Don't forget to thank a Liberal for this at the next election!
This post made me laugh. So your solution is that women should carry more guns so that they can shoot people who may want to shoot at them? All guns all the time! Wild Wild West, baby!
The numbers do not lie. Most gun related violence is domestic violence. As someone who grew up in a household where guns were present but were treated with respect, I understand and appreciate responsible gun ownership. Unfortunately, a significant number of the gun owners do not. If we can create policies to keep guns out of the hands of people who should not own them, we owe the innocent victims of gun violence as much.
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