September 2, 2014

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The Roving Reporter In Vegreville

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Vegreville’s famous Pysanka draws lots of visitors to the town. The Roving Reporter also learned the railway tracks there hold some important historical information, like who made that section where and what year. So RR commented, “I had to show someone what we learned.”

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SUBJECT: Crouse Developments Inc.

* The school boards hire people, not a corporation to teach. They pay these teachers to do the job. The cheque is in their name. The cheque cannot be assigned to a private company for tax purposes. Would like to see what Revenue Canada says about this.

My sister has a company. She has a contract with a corporation. She works for her company as well as hiring other employees. The corporation pays her company. She then pays herself and her employees. This is not the same as the Crouse situation. Skeptic has got it right! CD was not hired by the CRB. Crouse was.
 

* Of course, the problem with Dana's examples are that they are not analogous to the Crouse situation.  In every case he mentions there is no prohibition against the Employer entering into a contract with a corporate entity to employ that corporate entity. The Corporate entity so employed can then, in turn, find human beings who will perform the labour.

 However, in the CRB situation, the Chair Person must be a Councillor or mayor from one of the constituent municipalities. Corporations cannot run for elected office .... therefore the intent must be that the Chair Person must be a human being not a corporation.  That being the case ... it logically follows that the employment contract must be between the CRB and a human being.  Consequently, any attempt at creating an employment contract between the CRB and a corporation to fill the spot of Chair Person would be void ab initio.  

That creates a tax problem for Crouse because for the foregoing reasons his existing tax avoidance plan will be considered a non-legal attempt at tax avoidance or tax minimization.  It also creates a problem for Crouse vis a vis the City of St. Albert since he is supposed to conduct himself within the confines of existing federal and provincial legislation and he has violated the Income Tax Act.

Of course, Crouse's other problem is that his whole method of operating gives every appearance of being an all too clever attempt to avoid disclosing his income from the CRB to the City of St. Albert.

So until Dana can come up with a situation that is actually analogous to the CRB/Crouse situation, it may be wise not to attempt to whitewash the issue.



* I did this when I was in university and sold vacuums (Yup...).

My Mother sells new condos for a developer and has her own numbered company and gets paid into that.  As did my sister when she sold them as well.  All real estate agents have private companies.

My father in law is a safety officer / firefighter at Cenovus and gets paid into his private company as well.

This is nothing more than a legal method of decreasing income tax.  

Don’t make this out to something it is not.


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The guys were all at a deer camp. No one wanted to room with Bob, because he snored so badly. They decided it wasn't fair to make one of them stay with him the whole time, so they voted to take turns.

The first guy slept with Bob and comes to breakfast the next morning with his hair a mess and his eyes all bloodshot. They said, "Man, what happened to you? He said, "Bob snored so loudly, I just sat up and watched him all night."

The next night it was a different guy's turn. In the morning, same thing, hair all standing up, eyes all bloodshot. They said, "Man, what happened to you? You look awful! He said, 'Man, that Bob shakes the roof with his snoring. I watched him all night."

The third night was Fred's turn. Fred was a tanned, older cowboy, a man’s man. The next morning he came to breakfast bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. "Good morning!" he said. They couldn't believe it. They said, "Man, what happened?"

He said, "Well, we got ready for bed. I went and tucked Bob into bed, patted him on the butt, and kissed him good night. Bob sat up and watched me all night.

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A roundup of bits from the web.

* Mick Jagger Sex Life: Rocker Has Slept With 4,000 Women, Biographer Says.

* Two Amish girls, aged six and 12, who were abducted from their family's roadside vegetable stand found ALIVE.

* 'Cray,' 'YOLO,' 'Amazeballs' Added to Oxford Dictionary.

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COjacks, A Colorado Currency, Starts Circulating

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Meet Colorado's own local currency, COjacks.

When the phrase "buy local" is uttered, what does it really mean? Friends Deacon Rodda and Brok McFerron spent a long time thinking about the concept and saw many opportunities within the local business community to make "buy local" a true reality.

So on Friday, August 22, Rodda and McFerron -- along with an ever-expanding network of businesses -- will launch COjacks, Colorado's own local currency.

Details on Westword.

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