Canadian Law: Jury Duty In Canada Can Take Its Toll On Your Budget

THE LETTER THAT MOST PEOPLE DREAD   Jury Duty.. Not me… No way. Think again! While we were out for a walk back a couple of days ago we stopped by the post box to get the mail. Mrs. CBB started to read out loud, “A letter from the Ministry of the Attorney General, I wonder what that could be”. Honestly she was a bit spooked and thought something was wrong. She says you just don’t get a letter from the Attorney General for nothing, while ripping it open. A Letter for Jury Duty? She seemed confused and I wasn’t much help as I know nothing about jury duty selection and Criminal Law in Canada. Laws in Canada   Canadian Law and the Canadian Legal System is something I’m working on understanding although I’m not a Canadian Citizen yet just a permanent resident who’s been more focused on building credit in Canada rather than educating myself about laws in Canada. Although not on my top 5 things I love about Canada jury duty is still something important everyone who lives in Canada should learn about. I have not long landed in Canada from the UK but the amount I have to learn […]

Scanning Code of Practice (SCOP) In Canada…Did You Know?

  Keep An Eye On Scanned Prices    Scanning Code of Practice, if it sounds like legal jargon to you don’t worry that’s far from the truth. What is your reaction when something rings in more expensive than advertised on the shelf at check out? My reaction is to jump up and down in excitement! Huh?!?! Yes, you heard me. I look forward to being overcharged on a product. Now I am really confusing you aren’t I. Now that I have your full attention, I can explain myself.   Scanning Practice (SCOP)   What is the Scanning Code of Practice? (SCOP) A little secret that a lot of shoppers do not know about is something called “SCOP”. The Scanning Code of Practice (SCOP) is a promise from the retailer to their customers that there will be accurate scanning at the register on all Universal Product Codes (UPCs). SCOP is a scanning code that almost every major retailer in Canada abides by. If you are unsure you can ask or keep your eyes open for the scanning code of practice photo (you will see it in this blog post) of SCOP on the entry doors or at the cash register where you scan your debit […]

Finances through the Sick Mind

  If there ever was a Western phenomena, eating disorders would top the list.  In what other culture would stick figures be celebrated as beautiful?  In what other culture would there be communities (never mind that they’re mostly online) of individuals encouraging each other in their pride of being Ana (anorexic) or Mia (bulimia)  Yet it’s a very real disease that plagues our society, claiming around 10-15% of Canadian women.  (And those are just the women, and only the ones who are diagnosed or openly sick.  We will use female terms throughout although this disease does also afflict men.) These eating disorders are most commonly routed in a lack of self-esteem.  Something is wrong with the way society perceives your body, so you change it in an unnatural way.  But you see results.  People start liking you.  They start giving  you compliments.  The numbers on the scale drop.  You gain a certain sense of pride in your self-discipline.  What you don’t recognize is that a mental illness is overtaking your body, and that no matter what the number on the scale, no matter how much the bones pop through your skin in the mirror, you will never achieve happiness. Your […]