Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Canada Registers Second Place In World's Most Competitive Market

Accounting giant KPMG says Canada was the second most competitive market in a comparison of 10 leading industrial countries. Following is the list of countries in order.
1. Mexico
2. Canada
3. The Netherlands
4. Italy
5. Australia
6. France
7. United Kingdom
8. Germany
9. Japan
10. United States

In its report, KPMG says Canada lags only behind Mexico when it comes to how little businesses have to pay for labour, facilities, transportation and taxes. Montreal topped the list among 34 major cities in North America, followed by Toronto and Vancouver. The three Canadian cities beat out all U.S. cities.

Friday, March 25, 2016

IBM To Add 250 Jobs In New Brunswick

Just a day after announcing 100 new jobs in Fredericton, IBM says it plans to add 110 jobs in Saint John and another 40 in Florenceville-Bristol.

David Drury, general manager of global technology services at IBM Canada, says the new jobs will create a hub of IT and security technology expertise in New Brunswick.

The jobs, which pay roughly $50,000 to $75,000 each, will be created over the next three years.
The province is paying 12-thousand dollars per job as a payroll rebate, for a total of $3 million.

Premier Brian Gallant says the expansion of IBM's operations in New Brunswick means valuable information technology jobs and a strong foundation for continued growth in the cybersecurity sector in the province.

Source: Canadian Press

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

RIP Toronto Most Famous Mayor Rob Ford

Rob Ford, one of Toronto’s most prolific and polarizing mayors and councilors, has passed away at the age of 46.

Ford was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital Tuesday morning after battling a rare and aggressive form of cancer called pleomorphic liposarcoma since 2014.

“With heavy hearts and profound sadness, the Ford family announces the passing of their beloved son, brother, husband, and father, Councillor Rob Ford earlier today at the age of 46,” his family said in a release.

Monday, March 21, 2016


Poor vs Rich

The poor says if I am rich
The rich says when I am rich

The poor says it has never been done before
The rich says it can be done

The poor always see a problem
The rich always see opportunities

The poor entertains fear
The rich exercise faith

Read full on ablethoughts

Monday, March 7, 2016

Canadian Mother Charges Adult Son $1,000 For Not Appreciating Her Financial Support

A Canadian Reddit user by the username Chalipo who lives with his parents shared a bill his mom gave to him for being an 'unappreciative assole'. Chalipo's said his mother decided to charge him for all the ways in which she'd been supporting him.

 The total bill for the mum's support for the past 13 months summed up to $29,176.09 USD.
The Redditor says he attends school full-time, works part-time, and also has an internship but that his parents have helped him with a roof over his head, working internet, and a stocked fridge.

She also charged him for a fifth share of the house's electricity bill (called Hydro in parts of Canada), the gas bill, internet, and cable etc.