The reason why so many $60 Million Lotto Max and 649 Jackpots are won in Quebec

The reason for the jackpot wins- a new tax break has led to record setting ticket sales.

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In the first 6 weeks of 2017 Quebec residents have claimed more lottery Jackpot wins than the rest of Canada put together. This includes 2 $60 Million Lotto Max jackpots a $25 Million 649 Jackpot plus numerous other wins.

For years Quebec calculated it’s Quebec Sales Tax (QST) including the amount of GST – basically charging residents tax on the tax they were paying.

The Federal government withheld transfer payments until the government stopped the practice. It meant $ millions in lost revenue for the province. Not they have implemented a way to recoup the losses through a lottery ticket program.

Customers who purchase lottery tickets don’t pay the sales tax

Beginning in 2017 anyone in Quebec who made a purchase of more than $50 at retail could be exempt from paying the provincial sales tax of 9.975% if they purchased $5 worth of lottery tickets. It is basically playing the lotteries for free.

The province has calculated that the lost tax will be more than offset by the increased lottery sales. The government already collects most of the revenue from lottery sales. The also  economic boost when the winners

The big part which has paid off quicker than expected, is winning the jackpots. This money – much of it financed by lotto sales outside Quebec (like a transfer payment) is spent, invested and taxed in the province. The trickle down effect of a few hundred million dollars has a huge effect on the economy and makes this program payoff.

The key is winning Jackpots that come from tickets sold across Canada.

This radical program was implemented quietly by the Quebec Government allowing residents a chance to get hooked on it before it could be opposed. Word was spread quickly by retailers who make more money selling lottery tickets than they do collecting tax. The only problem is that retailers who do not have lottery sales are victims of tax discrimination. The government officials had not thought of this problem but will launch an app where customers can purchase their tickets online for this program.

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Having multiple $60Million Lotto Max winners has led to an increase in inter-provincial shopping that the government planners had not expected.

If you are looking for a similar program in you province it isn’t likely to happen. Many provinces have implemented HST taxes which integrate the calculation provincial taxes and GST. This would make a program like this to complicated.

Other Provinces also have a much lower tax rate than Quebec so the numbers wouldn’t work. (See the tax rates in your province)   The key financial point is in winning the Jackpots that come from tickets sold across Canada. If all the provinces hads a chance at winning it wouldn’t work as well.

For once the highly taxed Quebec residents are getting a break.


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Australian protesters get under Pres Trump’s skin by burning Ivanka’s dresses!

  When Aussies realized Ivanka Trump’s dresses mean more to Donald Trump that the US flag they knew they had a way to get back at him.

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Even though they were purchased, President Trump could not believe Australians would burn Ivanka’s clothes in protest.

When President Trump insulted and hung up on Australian PM Malcolm TurnBull the protests began. Aussies have a lot of nationalistic pride, so they don’t like being pushed around by a bully like Donald Trump.

Similar protests will soon happen in countries like North Korea and Iran

There were dozens of protests against President Trump and his policies. They were largely ignored outside of the country until they caught on how to get to Trump – through his daughter Ivanka.

When they saw how upset Trump was over his daughter’s clothing line being dropped by retailers like Nordstrum, the quick witted Aussies jumped at the opportunity.

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Ivanka Trump is know for letting her clothing designs stand on their own merit – they are designed by the daughter of a man who could screw over anyone who stands in her way.

They took advantage of the fact that at the height of summer Australian beaches like Bondi Beach are packed. They had no problem getting huge crowds and incredible support for the dress burning.

Indications are that similar protests will happen in countries like North Korea and Iran shortly. Korea will get some of the dresses from the manufacturer in China. Iran has terrorist links in countries like Saudi Arabia where the Trumps do business.


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Trump’s Pitfall? Bannon has separated him from his Helicopter Kids

Donald Trump was one parent who benefited from the  trend of Helicopter Kids – until he became President.

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Donal Trump had a good run under the thumb of his kids, now without them the rookie mistakes are piling up -Bad clothes, the Twitter Easy D slip up, weak Executive Orders – every day now he embarrasses his kids.

Before his kids grew up Donald Trump had a never ending parade of issues in all aspects of his life. When his children grew up they became the first real “Helicopter Kids” and for a time kept his nose clean.


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They found him a new wife to keep him out of sexual trouble, ran his businesses properly and developed his media empire. They found a way to keep him occupied and out of trouble while they grew his financial empire – somewhat honestly.

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Donald Jr, Eric and Ivanka Trump were tough Helicopter Kids until their dad went to the White House and the arms of President Bannon

The problem was they could not compete with Steve Bannon and the lure of the Presidency. He has managed to separate them from their father and does not care what happens to Donald Trump and his image, as long as “President Bannon is calling the shots. We are in for a long, eventful four years…..


President Trump’s troubled past

Donald Trump is now president and not just a private citizen, but that doesn’t mean he’s free of the controversies that dogged him in his former life. An Overview of Donald Trump’s troubled past.

Sexual-Assault Allegations Read More>

Accusations filed in court against Trump

  • Ivana Trump (1989)
  • Jill Harth (1992)

Allegations of unwanted physical contact

  • Jessica Leeds (1980s)
  • Kristin Anderson (1990s)
  • Cathy Heller (1997)
  • Temple Taggart McDowell (1997)
  • Karena Virginia (1998)
  • Mindy McGillivray (2003)
  • Rachel Crooks (2005)
  • Natasha Stoynoff (2005)
  • Jessica Drake (2006)
  • Ninni Laaksonen (2006)
  • Summer Zervos (2007)

Allegations of pageant dressing room visits

  • Miss Teen USA contestants
  • Bridget Sullivan (2000)
  • Tasha Dixon (2001)
  • Unnamed contestants (2001)
  • Samantha Holvey (2006)

Trump denies all sexual-assault cases, even though he brags about the same behavior he is accused—whether grabbing or forcibly kissing.

Read more:The New York TimesPeopleBuzzFeed,


The Beauty Pageant Scandals  

 Accused of barging in changing rooms, groping contestants and organizers, multiple accusations and court cases.

Read more:The Boston GlobeVanity Fair


Racial Housing Discrimination   

 The dirt: The Department of Justice sued Trump and his father for housing discrimination in New York. “The government contended that Trump Management had refused to rent or negotiate rentals ‘because of race and color,’”

Read more:The New York TimesThe Washington PostThe New York Times


Mafia Ties    The dirt: Trump has been linked to the mafia many times. Although much of it was due to their mutual interests in the construction business, there have been many interactions outside of regular business activities that led to fines and allegations.

Read more: Wayne BarrettMichael IsikoffTimeYahooDavid Cay Johnston


Trump University   

  Trump University was founded to teach his real-estate secrets. Many students claimed it was a scam, it operated without an education license and was hit with a number of lawsuits. It settles out of court in 2016 for $25 Million.

Read more: Tom McNicholSteven BrillNational Review,


The Four Bankruptcies   

Four times in his career, Trump’s companies have declaired bankruptcy.

  • 1991 Atlantic City Trump Taj Mahal Casino.
  • 1992 Atlantic City Trump Plaza
  • 2004 Trump Hotels and Casino Resorts
  • 2009 Trump Entertainment Resorts once again went bankrupt. Trump resigned from the board, but the company retained his name.

Read more: The Washington PostWilliam Cohan


The Undocumented Polish Workers   

To construct his signature Trump Tower in New York, he had to demolish the Bonwit Teller store. The work had to be done fast they hired 200 undocumented Polish workers, paying them substandard wages. $5 per hour, when they were paid at all. The workers didn’t wear hard hats and often slept at the site. When the workers complained about not getting paid, they were allegedly threatened with deportation.    Trump said he was unaware that illegal immigrants were working at the site. 1991, a federal judge found Trump and other defendants guilty of conspiring to avoid paying union pension and welfare contributions for the workers Read more:Michael DalyThe New York TimesTime


Alleged Marital Rape   

Read more:The Daily Beast


Breaking Casino Rules   

Antitrust Violations   

Condo Hotel investment Lawsuits

Read more:Los Angeles TimesThe New York Timesibid.The Wall Street Journal


Suing Journalist Tim O’Brien for Libel  

 Read more: O’Brien’s original reportO’Brien in 2015William CohanThe Washington Post


Refusing to Pay Workers and Contractors

Read more: USA TodayThe Wall Street JournalThe Washington Post


Trump Institute

Read more:The New York TimesArs TechnicaThe Daily Beast


Buying Up His Own Books

 Read more: The Daily Beast


Undocumented Models

Read more: Mother Jones     


The Trump Foundation

 Read more: David Fahrenthold (several times over), meThe New York TimesFahrentholdFahrentholdFahrentholdFahrentholdFahrentholdFahrenthold


The Cuban EmbargoRead more: BusinessWeekNewsweek


 

New Donald Trump turnip toy a hit in Russia, Eastern Europe

Donald Turnip Head a Mr Potato head knockoff based on Donald Trump is the hottest toy in Eastern Europe.

Someone in Eastern Europe took some anti Trump sentiment and channeled it into a toy. Now it is one of the fastest selling things in Russia, Poland, Belarus, and the Ukraine.

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Like the original Mr Potato Head, you need to supply the vegetable that will be Mr Trump. Some have been using a large orange pumpkin for a more realistic Trump look

People in countries that are unhappy with President Trump’s behavior are after retailers to buy stock the store as they don’t trust Russian online shopping web sites.  So far stores in   Germany, Australia claim to have orders placed and even Nordstum in the US  is looking for it to replace their top selling Rock In A Bag.

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Russian President Putin – a close friend of Donald Trump – has been bringing the toy everywhere and is always joking as if it is the real Trump.

Rumours are that the original doll was to be a talking Trump doll, but translators could not make sense of President Trump’s speech and grammar.

Sales have been the best of any non Christmas toy

They decided to go ahead with selling the pieces that could be used on a real turnip. They planned on launching the full body talking Turnip once they figured out what the hell Trump was saying, but sales have been the best of any non Christmas toy,  so good they may not need to do it.

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Boys will love playing with the soon to be launched Kellyanne Conway Corn Cob Doll.

 


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As we post this Nordstrum announced they would drop Ivanka Trump’s line of clothing and jewelry. This will really upset President Trump knowing they will stoop to sell a rock in a bag but dump his daughter’s designs. Read More: Nordstrum drops Trump line


 

Donald Trump upset “President Bannon” could cost him the Nobel prize

 Obama got the Nobel prize and Trump wants it too. The problem is President Bannon is mucking up his chances.

Donald Trump is competitive and wants to prove everyone wrong. Winning the election wasn’t enough, he wants to outdo or undo everything Barack Obama has done before him.   He wants to beat him on every comparison including the Nobel Prize.Trump thinks Obama had accomplished nothing when he was given the Peace Prize.

This is one of the reasons he is trying to immediately fulfill every election promise he made.

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Like many politicians and media Trump planned on cashing in on Muslims to get what he wants… But President Bannon’s plans aren’t working for him.

Trump believes closing the borders and restricting travel will keep the Muslim terrorists at home and cause peace. Compared to what Obama did it would make him a shoe-in for the Nobel.

Now things are caught up in the legal and bureaucratic red tape Trump usually ignores

Problem is the travel restrictions are not going as planned. A”So-called” judge suspending the executive order and opened up the border. Now things are caught up in the legal and bureaucratic red tape he usually ignores.

Trump would like to blame or fire someone for messing this up. His problem is that everyone knows his advisor Steve Bannon came up with the plan. At the same time there is a #PresidentBannon movement online that is embarrassing to Trump. If he blames Bannon for the mess he admits to the President Bannon issue.

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If the Peace prize is gone he will try for another one like literature…Dylan got one for music – maybe he could get one for his Tweets and speeches

So Donald Trump is stuck and in a mess he has no idea how to get out of. He’s also not sure if Steve Bannon is messing things up on purpose as well as promoting the #presidentbannon movement. It looks like another issue  his kids will have to work out for him.


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Reason behind Trump, Trudeau’s First meeting delay

President Trump wants a “boys only” getaway in Montreal with Trudeau to blow off steam after a busy start. Sophie Trudeau says no!

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President Trump wants a getaway with Prime minster Trudeau – “Load my buddies onto Air Force One, fly up to Montreal to Karaoke and party with some French “Broads”.”

Having advisors like Kellyanne Conway and Steve “President” Bannon making the decisions for President Trump takes away most of the work. Still he has had to sign many documents and made over a dozen official phone calls. This is more than he is used to so he is looking for a change to get away from the pressure of the White House.

His plan was to come to Canada in early February to meet Prime Minster Trudeau. The issue is he wanted to bond with Trudeau in a Boy’s getaway and have some fun in Montreal. He feels that the people there don’t speak English so they can talk about official business in public an no one will understand.

Ivanka Trump way offer Trudeau the way out

This does not work with Trudeau’s wife Sophie, she was looking for a chance to meet the new first lady and wear a lot of new clothes. She definitely doesn’t want her husband letting loose in the Montreal bars.  He has already been away on the road for weeks doing his town hall tour.

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Sophie put her foot down! She was hoping for fashionable photo ops with the new first lady, not checking Facebook selfies of her husband partying with Trump in Montreal Clubs

So for now Justin Trudeau is stuck between his wife and President Trump. Insiders say Ivanka Trump way offer him the way out. She wants to hook up Justin but does not like to party with her father – he keeps saying he would date her if he could and it creeps her out. So she may push Trump to do an official visit and let her play the first lady.


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Results of the MyDemocracy.ca survey allowed the Trudeau Govt to cancel Electoral reform

Survey results showed Canadians want their politicians to be accountable – so Trudeau Cancelled election reform.

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Maryam Monsef and Dominic LeBlanc – The biggest challenge for the multi-million dollar committee was determining is it – Electoral Reform or Electorial Reform?

Some election promises are made by parties who don’t expect to get elected. When they do they get stuck with a silly platform promise that they don’t or can’t fulfill. The Liberal party is great at handing out money to spend but not so great at getting things done.

In the election Prime Minister Trudeau presented Electoral Reform as a critical need for Canadians. Then he got elected without it. Why would he want it now?

 The vague questions in the survey resulted in vague answers. This gave Trudeau way out.

They tried to throw it under the bus by using a cross party committee to make the plan. They got caught however, when the plan had some good ideas that would make it work.

They tried trashing the plan in parliament, but backfired on them as calling people smarter than you “stupid” usually does. So they took it to the people with the MyDemocracy.ca survey.

It cost millions to stage and promote but it got the results the Liberals desired. A mess of confusing information that could be interpreted any way they like.

The results from the Liberal MyDemocracy.ca survey on electoral reform were meant to validate Prime Minister Trudeau’s vision on election reform.

Problem is he never communicated what his vision is and Canadian’s doing really like playing charades.


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MyDemocracy.ca Survey Results

The full report on the results have not been released but here are some of the things that have been released:

  • 85% of respondents were Millennials under 30 years old. 45% of these were under the voting age of 18.
  • 63% preferred using a Facebook style “LIKE” instead of checking a box on a voting ballot.
  • 75% said that Looks and Style should be included in the selection process not Race or Sex.
    •  Meaning: They want to get away from the sexist move towards an equal mix of males and females in government and racist minority mixes. They feel this is a move catering to the Oppression Olympics.
    •  They prefer a balance of styles. Stating there is a complete lack of of Culinary Explorers, Nostalgics, and Millennial Marthas. They feel the same for shutouts, Travel Enthusiasts and underemployed. Problem is if they joined the government they would lose their identity.  
  • 57% Preferred Small parties to big (It should have said “Political Parties” but didn’t so it was interpreted as liking public gatherings – the reason behind the recent Trudeau town hall meeting tour)
  • 98% Canadians want their politicians to be more accountable (Surprised?) – so Prime Minister Trudeau cancelled election reform.

 

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