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Russian, Greek, Bulgarian Pipeline Finalised

Russia has won backing from Greece and Bulgaria for an oil pipeline project to link all three countries. Vladimir Putin met Greek and Bulgarian leaders to discuss the project during a visit to Athens. Proposals for the 175-mile (280km) pipeline have been under...

Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB)

The controversial Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) takes effect after much controversy from Opposition MPs who supported the Liberals proposal previously negotiated with the provinces to build a national child-care program. The $3.7-billion, two-year child-care...

ING Direct Savings Account Consumer Review

Originally posted in our forum by user dellite. For all you Canadians out there looking for a new bank and have been hit with the latest ING direct ads about a no frills, no charges, great interest rates experience here are some thing you should know before you sign...

The Mountain Pine Beetle and Impact on Economy

Paying Attention is paying attention to something that is being largely ignored both by British Columbians and by Ottawa. The Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic is a slow moving disaster that will decimate this province. The treehuggers in Vancouver and Victoria would like...

Alberta Surplus Record High 2006

Alberta caught the biggest $8.7-billion surplus in history, and what do we have to show for it? Nothing really. Tax breaks? no, one time payouts that really don’t help anything, yes. Lower tuition? Hell no, that goes up and up, 2nd highest in canada is it?...

GM Shutting Down European Plants

Western European workers at General Motors are putting pressure on the US carmaker over its threat to shut an assembly plant in Portugal. Plant workers are protesting by walking off the job or laying down their tools for periods. This is a response to GMs decision to...

NO MORE GST! July 1st = 6%

An election promise is fulfilled today as the Conservative government cuts the GST (goods and services tax) down from seven per cent to six. It will be the first time in its 15-year history that the general sales tax has been lowered. Make sure you check your...