Michael Remillard

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More than 1,000 CRA employees disciplined for misconduct over past 4 years

The Canada Revenue Agency has disciplined more than 1,000 employees for professional misconduct over the past four years — on average one case every …

How to read body language and use it to get ahead, according to a Secret Service agent

Inside tricks on reading the nonverbal cues in any meeting — and using them to get what you want.<p>Most of us find ourselves in a meeting environment weekly, if not daily: Interviewing for a new job, giving a sales presentation to a client, running a meeting at the office, asking your boss for a …

Public Speaking

Canada should not proceed with the legalization of marijuana as planned

After the last week or so of avoiding questions about whether marijuana would indeed be legalized by summer as planned, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau …

Orchard: Why are we doing the Kinder Morgan kowtow?

A thousand years ago, the Chinese Middle Kingdom regarded the regions around it as being made up of barbarians. These areas were either controlled by …

Ontario woman arrested, jailed in U.S. for driving with a Canadian licence

An Ontario woman is looking for an apology from the Georgia police officer who arrested, handcuffed and charged her because she was driving with a …

Cook County

Revenue Canada demotes Halifax sculptor to 'hobby artist' and gives him $14K tax bill

An established Halifax sculptor says he was shocked and insulted by a Canada Revenue Agency ruling demoting him to the status of "hobby artist" and …

Canada

Understanding Cognitive Restructuring

Cognitive restructuring is an essential part of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT, an intensive form of therapy that requires significant …

5 things you need to do to win (or survive) a CRA tax audit

So you’ve filed your taxes and received your notice of assessment, but now there’s another letter from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) in your …

Did You Know the Earth Has a Second Magnetic Field? Its Oceans

Earth’s magnetic field is one of the most mysterious features of our planet. It is also essential to life as we know it, ensuring that our atmosphere …

Earth Science

Antler chef refuses to display vegan slogan, so protesters attempt to shine it on restaurant with projector

A Toronto chef facing another bout of vegan protests outside his west-end restaurant this week has been offered a way out: display an animal rights …

Protest

Top hotel bathtubs around the world that have a great view

British Columbia

Calgary's New Ban On Smoking Weed In Public Is Racially Biased

The law is highly reminiscent of drug laws in the United States that discriminate against ethnic minorities, often because of where they …

These five shortcuts are costing you a fortune

Here’s a familiar scenario: Your preferred ride-share has just dropped you off at home after a long day at work, and you’re ready for some coveted …

A Canadian Basic Income Could Cost Much Less Than The $43-Billion Estimate. Here’s How.

Savings to health care costs alone could offset nearly half the bill.<p>The Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) this week released an estimate of what it …

Health Care

Hydro One board increases price tag for Ontario government intervention by raising CEO severance provisions

The board of directors of Hydro One Inc. approved changes to the company’s executive compensation policies last year, making it much costlier for the government to intervene in the utility.<p>The revisions would increase the amount of severance paid to the chief executive if he is fired after the …

Cheaping out on your phone charger? You could get burned — literally

The lure of a good deal is putting Canadians at risk as they plug their high-end electronics into dangerous, poorly assembled USB chargers.<p>In March …

Canada

A real-life Lord of the Flies: the troubling legacy of the Robbers Cave experiment

He believed he could make the two groups sworn enemies via a series of well-timed 'frustration exercises'<p>All the boys I spoke to had an uneasy feeling about this experience. It has troubled people Author Gina Perry<p>July 1953: late one evening in the woods outside Middle Grove, New York state, three …

Psychology

Ontario’s soaring electricity costs result of poor government policies: report

Poor decision-making by the Ontario government caused electricity costs to soar in recent years, hurting residents and hampering the competitiveness of the province’s manufacturing sector, the Fraser Institute argues in a new report.<p>The report, published Thursday, says Ontario’s residential …

5 Things People With Emotional Intelligence Do When Their Buttons Are Pushed

When you clash with difficult people at work, how do you manage your emotions?<p>Do you work with people who display emotional intelligence? Better yet, do <i>you</i> display your own emotional intelligence (EQ) when working with others? I've experienced my fair share of conflict and drama in the workplace -- …

How Did We Come to Know You?

<i>Audio:</i> Keith Gessen reads.<p>I was sitting in the kitchen one evening, checking my e-mail, when my grandmother told me she was going for a walk. It was snowing a little, and slippery—I could see that—but it wasn’t <i>too</i> slippery. Despite the cold, my grandmother had been out earlier to get some groceries …

Empathy

Tax agency appeals $1.7 million ruling for malicious prosecution of B.C. couple

The Canada Revenue Agency is appealing a groundbreaking B.C. Supreme Court ruling awarding a B.C. couple $1.7 million in damages for malicious …

Caregiving for Depression and Anxiety

Depression and anxiety not only affect the person with the disorder. These illnesses also have far-reaching effects on family and friends of those …

Ottawa's secret report on money-laundering points finger at Canada's banks

An internal report by Ottawa's money-laundering watchdog paints a picture of Canada's banks that's far less flattering than the one presented in a …

Money Laundering

The Atomic-Bomb Core That Escaped World War II

Before two deadly nuclear mishaps, scientists used to risk “tickling the tail of a sleeping dragon.” An Object Lesson.<p>In 1946, shortly after the end of World War II, the physicist Louis Slotin stood in front of a low table at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, concentrating intensely on the object …

Neutrons

Inuit oral historian who pointed way to Franklin shipwrecks dies aged 58

Growing up in the Canadian Arctic, Louie Kamookak was captivated by tales from Inuit elders of rusted utensils strewn along a remote shore and mysterious white men using ropes to haul a large ship through the ice.<p>Years later, he realized there was a striking resemblance between the stories of his …

Shipwrecks

The government owes you money on your tax returns

The Canadian tax system is complicated, to say the least. We have a progressive tax system, where the more you earn, the more you pay in income tax, but decades of centre-left and centre-right governments have resulted in a myriad of new taxes, and new tax credits. If you’re not a freelancer, …

The inequality delusion: Why we’ve got the wealth gap all wrong

YOU are probably aware that there are high levels of inequality in the world and that inequality is getting worse. But it is unlikely that you …