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GTA group fails to meet NHL expansion deadline. Feds expected to collect $340M in tax from $3B in child benefits. Senate report on CBC calls for new revenue sources, transparency. Luka Magnotta tells prison dating website he’s found what he’s looking for. Canadian women strike Pan Am gold in basketball.
GTA Group Fails To Meet NHL Expansion Deadline
When it comes to this round of NHL expansion, Toronto won’t be getting a second team. The Monday evening deadline for applications passed without a submission from GTA Sports & Entertainment, who had hoped to build a Markham arena. However, the dream of bringing NHL hockey to Quebec City has taken a big step forward. A bid from Quebecor has been submitted to the league, along with one from Bill Foley for Las Vegas. There were no other bids.
Feds Expected To Collect $340M In Tax From $3B In Child Benefits
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation suggests Ottawa will claw back $340 million in taxes from families. Although the Conservatives will dish out nearly $3 billion in enriched Child Benefit payments, federal taxes plus another $160 million will be taken back in Provincial taxes. Roughly half a billion coming from the benefit will wind up back in the pockets of governments. The payments are to help families and stimulate the economy. The Universal Child Care Benefit is a taxable benefit created by the Conservative government from the old child-benefit system. The former benefits provided Canadian parents with $100 a month for every child under six. But now the benefit will see a boost as part of new allowances outlined in the federal budget earlier this year.
Senate Report On CBC Calls For New Revenue Sources, Transparency
Some big changes are being recommended for how the CBC does business. A senate committee wants the public broadcaster to publicly disclose how much employees earn to make sure the salaries are in line with what people make in the private sector. It also wants the CBC to find new funding options, including the model that PBS uses in the US: viewers donate money or pay sponsorships of programs.
Luka Magnotta Tells Prison Dating Website He’s Found His Match
It looks like Luka Magnotta has found love. The convicted killer had posted an ad in an online dating service for prisoners. Upon request, he has had his ad removed because he found what he was looking for. Magnotta was convicted last December in the killing and dismemberment of university student Jun Lin.
Canadian Women Strike Pan Am Gold In Basketball
The story was 19 year old sensation Kia Nurse. She’s only been with the Canadian women’s national basketball team for three years, but her dominant performance against the favoured U.S. led Canada to their first ever Pan Am gold medal in Women’s basketball. The Hamilton product scored 33 with five rebounds while the Canadian defense forced 18 turnovers to combine for the 81 -73 win. The gold medal kept a streak of at least one gold for Canada every day of the games, so far. Six more medals on Monday gives Canada 55 gold for a total of 148. The U.S. still leads overall with 169 medals, including 65 gold.