From tampons to toilet paper

Taxi pads

As of July 1st – Canada Day – women in Canada will no longer be required to pay sales tax when purchasing feminine hygiene products such as tampons and pads. The change comes after many months of Canadians decrying the tax as gender discriminatory, as solely a tax on women (see House of Commons debate).

Having wracked my brain, I was unable to determine an equivalent male-exclusive product and so broadened my thinking to identify products that might be absolute necessities. There are no taxes on groceries, for example – family-size purchases, that is; “junk food” and “individual” purchases are taxed.

And then it struck me: toilet paper.

So yesterday, I launched a faux campaign to remove the taxes from toilet paper, and welcome you all to join what I am calling the #BowelMovement.

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TP tax

A week of brain farts

As you may have guessed, I really don’t filter things that come into my head.

With that in mind (see what I mean), I present some of the stupidities that I have spent time on over the last week or so.

Response to closing of Meerkat app

Response to closing of Meerkat app

Response to oddest selfie device ever

Response to oddest selfie device ever

What if Best Buy changes mind about closing of Cdn electronics chain Future Shop?

What if Best Buy changes mind about closing of Cdn electronics chain Future Shop?

Cheap shot at Cdn long-gun registry debate and weddings in general

Cheap shot at Cdn long-gun registry debate and weddings in general