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Curious On Jan 20, The Globe and Mail wrote that vaccine manufacturer, Pfizer, is urging the federal government to cut or freeze corporate taxes and enhance tax credits for research and development. Pfizer also wants the Canada Revenue Agency to ease up on its investigation of multinational corporations’ efforts to avoid paying taxes in Canada when companies try to shift profits generated in Canada to branch plants located in lower tax countries.
BAILEY: Creating a positive way forward
With the first month of the New Year almost in the books, many of the people I talk to every day are wondering if 2021 is going to look much different than the very challenging year that just ended. When the first case of the coronavirus was reported in Ontario, almost a year ago, no one could possibly have imagined that we’d still be in the midst of a pandemic 365 days later. Yet, here we are.
Bell shares with Mabel thoughts on religion
In our world of electronic and digital communications, one wonders what evidence of our day-to-day lives will exist for our descendants in the next century. Modern technology has given us the ability to be in almost constant touch with one another. But, will our emails and texts still exist a hundred years from now? For decades, letter writing was often an everyday occurrence for most people. Keeping in touch meant sitting down with pen and paper. Receiving a letter was often an exciting event, especially from someone miles away. And, for many, including Alexander Graham Bell and his family, these letters were something to be kept, not simply discarded once read. The Bells were profuse writers and as a result, their story can be told today through thousands of letters.
HOLMES: When you have to fire your home contractor
I like to say that finding the right contractor is a lot like dating. Usually before you find the right one, you have to weed through a lot of stinkers. It can take a long time, but doing the homework to find the right contractor is worth it, because knowing you have someone you trust working on your home is paramount.
Why the wait in Lambton for the vaccine?
Lambton County COVID rates are the second highest in the province. Today, I discovered the Grey/Bruce health unit received the first of two small COVID-19 vaccine shipments on Jan. 15 and began immunizing long-term care residents across the region. A second shipment of the vaccine will arrive during the week of Jan. 25. The first shipment of the vaccine contained 200 doses, while the second will contain about 800 doses.
Slavery: Canada’s “best-kept secret”
Olivier Le Jeune, a boy of only six at the time, would not have understood the historical weight of the moment. After enduring a punishing months-long voyage across the Atlantic, he was now setting foot on frighteningly unfamiliar ground, what is now Quebec City in what was then New France. The year was 1629.