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Why Drivers Hate A Lot Of New In-Car Technology

With technology growing at such a rapid pace, car manufacturers are always trying to stay ahead of the times by bringing us the newest advances in automotive technology. And why wouldn't they want to when modern cars look, sound and feel far better than their older counterparts, and are reported to be more safe and secure? However, this doesn't mean that modern technology is always useful.
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Oliver Tries To Woo Torontonians

TORONTO - Finance Minister Joe Oliver used a speech Monday to tout the budget's tax-cutting measures despite criticism from the opposition that they don't help the country's struggling middle class.Ol...
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Oliver, CRA Clarify TFSA Change

Canadians don't need to wait for the budget to be passed before taking advantage of the TFSA changes announced in it, officials at the Canada Revenue Agency and Finance Department said Friday. E...
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Canadian Governments Have Failed to Slay the Real Deficit We Face

Thanks to former Prime Minister Paul Martin, I think we've all been conditioned to think that balanced budgets are very good things. But not all deficits are bad. It is prudent or even smart to slash and scrap into a surplus like Stephen Harper has done. Especially considering that Canada's infrastructure deficit is estimated at nearly $400 billion -- and growing.
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Federal Budget Finally Turns Development Talk Into Action

In the 2015 federal budget, the Canadian government announced its intention to create a $300-million initiative to encourage private investment, job creation and growth that will fight extreme poverty in developing countries. Canada is the last G7 country to create a public arm to support private investment in development. Some of our counterparts have been in this business for over 50 years, doing good and making money at the same time.This initiative looks even tardier when one considers that successive Canadian governments since the early Trudeau era have bandied about the idea of creating a public entity to catalyze more private capital for development.