Governments are always looking for ways to save money. How about cutting out focus groups asking Canadians what we think about the new money. Someone always finds something they don’t like. The Vimy memorial looks like the World Trade Center, the new plastic doesn’t taste good after 30 seconds in a microwave etc etc.
Now we find out that some Canadians think our money stinks.
Dozens of people who contacted the bank in the months after the polymer notes first appeared asked about a secret scratch-and-sniff patch that apparently smells like maple syrup.
People smell maple, apparently and some believe there is a scratch and sniff patch on the new 5s and 10s.
Under the Access to Information Act, The Canadian Press obtained a year's worth of correspondence to the Bank of Canada from ordinary Canadians about the new currency.
For the record, bank official Jeremy Harrison said no scent has been ...
Everyone of us is entitled to a change of heart. Each and every adult has softened or hardened an opinion on one subject or another during the course of their lives BUT as a leader of the country to reverse field on some of the most fundamental issues that propelled you to power is just “asking for it” as they say.
While he was a Reform party member and opposition leader Stephen Harper spent a lot of time aiming his political canon at the Canadian Senate. He ridiculed appointments, maligned their decisions and campaigned on overhauling, if not outright abolishing the upper chamber completely. He told the Liberal PM Jean Chretien that the Senate was a “dumping ground for favoured cronies” and derided the
“disgraceful, undemocratic appointment of undemocratic Liberals to the undemocratic Senate to pass all-too-often undemocratic legislation."
Since his election to 24 Sussex this same Mr. ...
The New York Post reported Tuesday (May 14th) that some wealthy people are hiring a disabled person to pose as a family member so that they can jump to the front of the long lines for rides at Disney World. Disney allows each guest who needs a wheelchair or motorized scooter to bring up to six guests to the front of lines, and these people are taking advantage of that policy for a price of $130 an hour or $1,040 for an eight-hour day. The Post says the information about the guides that can be hired through Dream Tours Florida has been spreading among Manhattan's wealthy. The newspaper cites one mother who said she hired a guide through the company to escort her, her husband and their two young children through Disney World in a motorized scooter with a "handicapped" sign on it, and was able to go straight to ...