The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.
Hi. So I’m Canadian. And you probably don’t know this if you’re not Canadian, you might not know this even if you are, but Canadians pay like the highest cell phone bills out of anyone, anywhere. We pay more for cell phone bills than people in developing countries. People in developing countries have better, cheaper phone networks than we do.
We even get charged $6 to $8 a month on our cell phone bills for absolutely no reason whatsover.
If you’re from a country that isn’t where tech goes to die, you probably think I’m kidding.
But I’m not. It’s often called a “system access fee” and it’s bullshit.
And there is now, or actually has been for a while, a class action lawsuit. The lawsuit is trying to get the phone companies to pay back the money they pretty much stole from all of their customers.
Here are some links to some articles that explain it a little bit better.
Please reblog this, if you’re canadian or if you’re not. Please. This needs to be seen. More people need to know about this.
And not so people can get money from a lawsuit, but to bring attention to the shady, underhanded downright ought to be illegal behavior of the Canadian cell phone companies.
i hate this so much. canada’s cellphone industry is a money racquet
The hunt for Canada’s $1,000 bills: There are nearly a million left, most in the hands of criminal elites
More than 10 years after the $1,000 bill disappeared from circulation 946,043 of them are still out there, somewhere.
The whereabouts of almost $1-billion worth of the banknotes is a mystery rekindled this month at Quebec’s corruption probe when a witness spoke of a safe over-stuffed with cash, including $1,000 notes, inside a political office.
Retired on May 12, 2000, for being mostly used in criminal transactions, any $1,000 note deposited at a bank is destroyed, although the bills — nicknamed “pinkies” by gangsters because of the pinkish-purple ink — remain legal tender. (Postmedia files)
Canadian crime: Millions of dollars worth of maple syrup stolen from Quebec warehouse
Lock up your Waffle Houses, eh? Bandits in Quebec have made off with millions of dollars worth of maple syrup from a St-Louis-de-Blandford warehouse, where 10 million pounds of syrup, worth more than $30 million, was being temporarily housed.
The Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers, responsible for the global strategic maple syrup reserve, had kept about the theft the new quiet at first, hoping it would help police catch the thieves.
Quebec is responsible for 70 to 80% of the world’s maple syrup, according to the Quebec Maple Syrup Producers federation. The federation noted that several U.S. states had “a very low, indeed catastrophic, harvest during the 2012 season” while “the Quebec harvest … remained normal.” (Getty)
A poll of my friends and family on Canada Day revealed a few different votes for the quintessential Canadian food - poutine, tourtiere, stew, biscuits - none of which I really felt like making or eating during the humidity of July. But butter tarts are welcome any time of the year! These are one of my all-time favourite treats, and for this batch I used pure maple syrup in the filling. Super sweet, super Canadian!
Remember the Canadian dollar bill? Ever seen one before? It’s been 25 years since we traded them in for the loonie.