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National Film Board spent $75K focus grouping its own employees for new office layout

OTTAWA — The National Film Board spent $96,000 on focus groups and workshops for its own staff between November and June, including $75,000 to determine office layouts and workplace strategy — a bill the Canadian Taxpayers Federation calls “ridiculous.” 585 more words

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Insanity!

Jack:  What was it Einstein once said during a moment of crystal clear lucidity?

Oh, Yes! Now I remember:

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

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City of Vancouver votes to ban natural gas by 2050

You might cook with it and heat your house with it today, but by 2050, no one in the City of Vancouver will be using natural gas. 526 more words

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Michelle Hauser: Canada's debt-induced anxiety

You can barely keep up with the digits on the federal debt clock as they whirr past online: 633,264,045,357 and counting at the time of writing. 793 more words

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Corporate ads on BC Parks website under question

Should private commercial companies be advertising on B.C. government websites?

It’s a question the Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC is raising after ads for Coleman Canada, an outdoor gear company, were spotted on the BC Parks site. 402 more words

Politics

Public invited to provide input on new powers for Alberta's cities

New taxing powers for Calgary and Edmonton aren’t on the agenda for new consultations on city charters but the province isn’t ruling out the idea and Mayor Naheed Nenshi says it’s a conversation that needs to happen. 570 more words

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Hydro fix a Band-Aid

September 12, 2016

With more electricity bill increases to come, the Wynne government still planning to give out contracts for more wind and solar that the province doesn’t need, and the privatization of Hydro One ongoing, today’s proposed 8-percent rebate on electricity bills is nothing more than a “Band-Aid.” 265 more words

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