Taxes Due, Ontario Getting Poorer, We're #51!
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Taxes Due, Ontario Getting Poorer, We’re #51!

Today is tax deadline day, and if the Canada Revenue Agency says you owe money, pay now or get nailed with penalties. If the government owes you, wait for it or head down to the LCBO and take it out in wine coolers (provincial portion only).
The debate over legislating TTC workers into essential servitude may happen, but not for a while. Rather than being discussed now, the matter has been referred to executive committee until later this year or until public outrage subsides, whichever comes first.
TD Bank economists say that Ontario will soon be an official have-not province, and could start collecting equalization payments within two years. However, since at last count, Ontario donated $21 billion more to the Feds than we get back, we’d be getting paid from our own money. Hey Alberta—can you spot us a couple of bucks ’til payday?
Police have shut down the largest meth lab ever found in the GTA. Economists say the bust will increase inflationary pressures on the meth market, and possibly price it out of reach for poorer addicts.
In the latest improbable Top Whatever list, Toronto has been rated the 51st best place to live in Canada by Canadian Business magazine. Look for a mass exodus of Torontonians to Yellowknife (#32), Winnipeg (#7) and Ottawa (#1).
A new study says that humans can only remember three things at a time. That’s why I have a note taped to the inside of my front door that says, “Shirt, pants, shoes, socks!”
Photo by Paul Keleher.