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#1901 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 06 August 2021 - 05:05 PM

https://www.foxnews....ial-chris-cuomo

they sent him off on vacation. which they really should have done 2 days ago.
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Posted 11 September 2021 - 05:37 AM

No doubt without CERB and other funding some news/media outlets would not have survived, here is an interesting article from CANADALAND published yesterday, Sept. 10/21 (CANADALAND states while eligible their media outlett did not apply for any funding from the Federal Gov. - why not?)  https://www.canadala...bc-erin-otoole/



#1903 A Girl is No one

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Posted 11 September 2021 - 06:19 AM

No doubt without CERB and other funding some news/media outlets would not have survived, here is an interesting article from CANADALAND published yesterday, Sept. 10/21 (CANADALAND states while eligible their media outlett did not apply for any funding from the Federal Gov. - why not?) https://www.canadala...bc-erin-otoole/

Aka another Trudeau election fund
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#1904 spanky123

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Posted 11 September 2021 - 01:04 PM

Aka another Trudeau election fund

 

Buying off the media dates back to the Roman times!


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#1905 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 15 September 2021 - 04:48 AM

News 1130:

 

 

 

Canada's inflation rate surged in August The Consumer Price Index rose 4.1 per cent in August on a year-over-year basis, the fastest pace since March 2003, according to Statistics Canada. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the CPI rose 0.4 per cent in August compared to July. 

#1906 spanky123

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Posted 15 September 2021 - 06:31 AM

Inflation is imaginary and if it isn’t imaginary it is only temporary.

#1907 Mike K.

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Posted 15 September 2021 - 06:43 AM

It’s great if you have debt, though.

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#1908 spanky123

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Posted 15 September 2021 - 07:18 AM

It’s great if you have debt, though.

 

It is great for the Government as that is how they plan to "pay down" their debt. Not so great for you and I as the banks will make sure that they are covered by raising your rates.



#1909 Mike K.

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Posted 15 September 2021 - 07:29 AM

2% interest over 5 year vs 3% inflation annually over five years seems like a good trade off. Lock in now!

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#1910 Mike K.

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Posted 20 September 2021 - 03:37 AM

Twitter comment: “Definitely feel more comfortable eating in a restaurant knowing that the people around me are vaccinated.“

I don’t think people realize staff are not required to be vaccinated.

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#1911 Ismo07

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Posted 20 September 2021 - 09:08 AM

Twitter comment: “Definitely feel more comfortable eating in a restaurant knowing that the people around me are vaccinated.“

I don’t think people realize staff are not required to be vaccinated.

 

I think they realize staff are wearing masks.


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#1912 Mike K.

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Posted 20 September 2021 - 09:47 AM

I think they realize staff are wearing masks.

 

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#1913 spanky123

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Posted 20 September 2021 - 11:35 AM

I think they realize staff are wearing masks.

 

True although the Delta variant is much more transmissible via aerosol so unless the masks are tight fitting and and properly constructed then they are of little value. 


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#1914 Ismo07

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Posted 20 September 2021 - 12:34 PM

True although the Delta variant is much more transmissible via aerosol so unless the masks are tight fitting and and properly constructed then they are of little value. 

 

From what I've been hearing from States that mandate masks in schools and those that don't, masks seem very effective among non-vaxxed teens etc.  Probably would work in restaurants too... 



#1915 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 22 September 2021 - 02:45 AM

After violence on Monday outside the Melbourne offices of the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy union, the Victorian government ordered a snap two-week shutdown of the construction industry. Yesterday these protests continued, with up to 2,000 demonstrators holding up traffic around Melbourne’s CBD and clashing with police.

 

The shutdown of building sites is a perverse outcome for those protesting primarily over vaccination mandates but who also oppose lockdowns.

 

So why were they directing their fury not at the government that imposed the mandate, nor the employers who will enforce the rules, but the union that represents construction workers? Let’s work through it.

 

 

 

https://theconversat...explains-168367

 

VIDEO:  https://youtu.be/Z90GasxpcXg

Union membership fist fights with union leaders


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 22 September 2021 - 02:45 AM.


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Posted 22 September 2021 - 08:18 PM

Friggen BC Gov't. Over the summer they promised workers 3 days of paid sick leave a year with the employer being reimbursed up to $200 a day per worker. Now they have dropped the reimbursement and want to know whether employees think they should get 3, 5 or 10 sick days paid by their employer every year. Since there is no verification requirement in order to claim sick days, that could amount to up to an extra 10 days of what is essentially paid vacation every year for every employee or 4% extra cost to the employer (which is of course on top of the EHT they added last year).

 

If the Government wants to mandate new benefits at least they should step up and pay rather than stick businesses with it.

 

https://www.timescol...r-10-1.24359780


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#1917 Midnightly

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Posted 22 September 2021 - 08:39 PM

Friggen BC Gov't. Over the summer they promised workers 3 days of paid sick leave a year with the employer being reimbursed up to $200 a day per worker. Now they have dropped the reimbursement and want to know whether employees think they should get 3, 5 or 10 sick days paid by their employer every year. Since there is no verification requirement in order to claim sick days, that could amount to up to an extra 10 days of what is essentially paid vacation every year for every employee or 4% extra cost to the employer (which is of course on top of the EHT they added last year).

 

If the Government wants to mandate new benefits at least they should step up and pay rather than stick businesses with it.

 

https://www.timescol...r-10-1.24359780

 it's just another way to stick it to the employer...to nickel and dime them away.. just as they did when they transferred the costs of MSP onto the backs of employers to make it look like they are giving it free... another give from one hand while taking with the other



#1918 Victoria Watcher

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Posted Yesterday, 01:31 AM

Canadian office vacancy rate hits highest level since 1994 in third quarter

TORONTO — CBRE Group Inc. says the national office vacancy rate hit 15.7 per cent in the third quarter for the highest level since 1994 as people continue to work from home because of COVID-19.


https://www.thompson...quarter-4449867

Ottawa transit ridership is at 34% of prepandemic levels.
In Montreal it’s 45%.
Toronto Go Train is only 20% on weekdays (almost exclusively higher earning office workers use the service)
Trans link Vancouver is about 55%.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, Yesterday, 01:37 AM.


#1919 Barrrister

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Posted Yesterday, 06:00 AM

I have noticed a lot of price increases on a whole range of items. It is starting to feel like a race to gouge the max.



#1920 Victoria Watcher

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Posted Yesterday, 06:39 AM

define "gouging".



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