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From CRA - Seniors: Enjoy your golden years with these tax credits and benefits

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) wants seniors to get the tax credits, deductions, and benefits they are eligible for.
Here are 11 of the most common credits and benefits for seniors.

  1. Pension income splitting – If you receive a pension, you may be eligible to split up to 50% of your eligible pension income with your spouse or common-law partner.
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Killswitch - The Battle to Control the Internet

In Killswitch: The Battle to Control the Internet, Lawrence Lessig, Tim Wu and Peter Ludlow frame the story of two young hactivists,
Aaron Swartz & Edward Snowden, who symbolize the disruptive and dynamic nature of the Internet.
Their lives parallel one another as they free information to millions on the Internet,
putting them directly in the cross-hairs of the most powerful interests in the world.
Will this be a cautionary tale of what happens when you dare to take on elite power structures?

NPF Presentation to Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology

NPF was invited to present to the Senate Standing Committee  (Social Affairs, Science and Technology) on December 8, 2016 regarding Bill C-26, an Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan and other Acts.

Other presenters included Federal Department directors, the Chief actuary of Canada, the Minister of Finance, 3 business/employer organizations and 2 organizations representing labour.

After reviewing all the presentations, asking questions and internal discussion the Committee issued the attached report.

Fraser Institute's wait times survey is garbage science

From: Natalie Mehra, Executive Director, Ontario Health Coalition
Kudos to CBC for finally reporting a critical analysis of this Wait Times Survey which you may have heard about in the news last week. An interesting note: We were contacted to do some media interviews about it last week but after I told the media people who contacted me that I was going to talk about the bias in the survey and our concerns with how it is used, they were not interested.

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