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    Quote Originally Posted by googe View Post
    It's quite a logical leap to go from "increased funding for a government agency to find cheaters" to "staff discounts are now taxable". I mean, what PM is going to have any clue about how that works? It was probably delegated 3 times to someone in the weeds before that decision was made. Someone now had a mandate to find more revenue, and they aren't very good at their job, got desperate, and came up with this as a way to meet that.

    In all likelihood he had nothing to do with it, and when he heard that this was how they planned to find cheaters, he probably had the same reaction that we do, and likely told them to chill out on it and go work something else out.

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    Well someone has to be accountable right? It's like saying we shouldn't blame Richard Smith because Joe Blow IT forgot to patch Apache Struts.

    Also, it's way more entertaining to blame Trudeau than to blame some poor CRA schmuck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr2mike View Post
    Who's feeding him these ideas?
    Who's "him"? You mean Lebouthillier? She's a woman, just FYI, but yeah, I can just imagine some 1st year grad getting all excited that they found a new source for taxation, and running into their bosses office with it, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tik-Tok View Post
    Who's "him"? You mean Lebouthillier? She's a woman, just FYI, but yeah, I can just imagine some 1st year grad getting all excited that they found a new source for taxation, and running into their bosses office with it, lol.
    The fact the boss didn't say this is a dumb idea and strike it down just shows how the government operates

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    Quote Originally Posted by adam c View Post
    The fact the boss didn't say this is a dumb idea and strike it down just shows how the government operates
    Except they are in the middle of reviewing to strike it down. You think bureaucracy takes a day?

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    bwahaha now they going back on it.

    No shit. Common sense perspective, this is a stupid idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tik-Tok View Post
    Except they are in the middle of reviewing to strike it down. You think bureaucracy takes a day?
    It should have been struck down the second it was suggested. End of story. How many hours (and tax $$'s) were spent total on this stupid idea? Ridiculous.

    Government gonna government.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tik-Tok View Post
    Except they are in the middle of reviewing to strike it down. You think bureaucracy takes a day?
    The interpretation made it all the way to folio, she either doesn't review what's written in the folios but approved them, or some bureaucrat unilaterally published one. Either one is a grievous gov't mistake.

    Believe it or not, Ministers actually have to do bureaucratic work. Shocking I know.

    https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-age...ncome-tax.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by googe View Post
    It's quite a logical leap to go from "increased funding for a government agency to find cheaters" to "staff discounts are now taxable". I mean, what PM is going to have any clue about how that works? It was probably delegated 3 times to someone in the weeds before that decision was made. Someone now had a mandate to find more revenue, and they aren't very good at their job, got desperate, and came up with this as a way to meet that.

    In all likelihood he had nothing to do with it, and when he heard that this was how they planned to find cheaters, he probably had the same reaction that we do, and likely told them to chill out on it and go work something else out.

    Thanks Obama
    Quote Originally Posted by mr2mike View Post
    Who's feeding him these ideas? A 1st year in industry business grad?!
    The amount of govt jobs this would add is large, just to verify and track all these taxable benefits over at the CRA.
    End goal, have everyone being a govt employee?
    Yes, this is basically how government works. I just imagine some low level bureaucrat at CRA who has been there 7-12 years and figured it was easier to just extend subsection [3] paragraph [a] line [iii] of some code for him, so he did and that is the idea he floated. Either his was the best idea, or the only idea, so his bosses took it. So he floated it not expecting them to take it. Now his bosses are giving him shit for his stupid idea and making them all look bad.
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    Yeah the low level bureaucrat used MS FrontPage and edited the text herself on the CRA website.

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    That would explain a lot.
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