Petition Presented To House of Commons

Petition e-399, a petition asking Parliament to adopt a de minimis level higher of CAD$20 on imports purchased online for personal use, was presented to the House of Commons today.

Canadian residents are currently exempt from paying duties, fees and taxes when importing goods valued at less than CAN$20 for personal use by mail or by courier.

This petition, which was signed by 15257 Canadians, called for the raising of the de minimis level to CAD$200, in response to a study published by the CD Howe Institute in June, 2016.

The United States government had raised their de minimis level for personal importations by mail to US$800 from US$200 in February, 2016. And i’m hoping we’re going to at least get a CAD$200 exemption soon.

If you’d like to support this campaign, please contact your local Member of Parliament.

Thank you.

Canadian Winners in Unsigned Only Music Competition

Several Canadian artists and groups have made the winners list at the Unsigned Only Music Competition :

* 1st place – Country : CHRIS BUCK BAND from New Westminster, British Columbia
* 2nd place – Screenshot : MOSSAMO from Cantown, Alberta
* 1st place – Teen : JULES from Oakville, Ontario
* 1st place – Fandemonium : ALIZE TAMTURK from Vancouver, British Columbia
* 1st Place – Win Some Love : THE NEW ELECTRIC from Calgary, Alberta
* 3rd Place – Win Some Love : HEATHER LONGSTAFFE from Winnipeg, Manitoba
* 1st Place – Tripple Play : DAVID MYLES from Halifax, Nova Scotia

Congratulation to all the winners.

Free Shipping Offer (With No Minimum)

Chapters.indigo.ca is offering free shipping with no minimum purchase until 3:00 AM EST on September 9, 2016. Offer does not apply to heavy and/or oversized items, gift cards, or shipments to remote areas as determined by Indigo Books & Music Inc. in its sole discretion.

Sad News From The Tragically Hip

The Tragically Hip issued an official notice via their web site saying lead singer Gord Downie was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. Their upcoming summer tour will therefore be their Farewell Tour.

Click here for the latest news from their official site.

Facebook Comments Enabled

I finally added Facebook comments to this site. Had issues a while back and they appear to have been fixed.

To comment on newer posts, click on comment. And please feel free to like and share.


Under Construction

As you can see i’ve decided to darken the font colours a bit on my pages to make them more legible on certain devices. And I will probably start tinkering with some of the pages because they look at bit crowded. Hope that you will like the changes.

BTW, if you’re looking for discounts on iTunes gift card it looks like some Real Canadian Superstores are offering 15% discounts on $50 and $100 gift cards. This offer requires an in-store coupon and ends on October 22nd, 2015. Please consult your local flyer for details.

Don’t forget to look at your other flyers for details on the Canadian Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales some chains are offering, like at Sears.ca.