Yukon photographer Paul Nicklen has had a lot to celebrate this month — even without Christmas.
Ottawa, December 29, 2010
The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, today announced that the automobile expense deduction limits and the prescribed rates for the automobile operating expense benefit will remain unchanged for 2011. The Government reviews these rates and limits annually. Specifically:
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And by March it was in a Miramichi courtroom struggling for survival, with the company's long list of creditors taking Tozer's empire to court over millions of dollars owed.
The saga of Atcon's finances quickly became an embarrassment, with a debt list released showing the company owed not only massive sums to large firms, but also owed as little as a few dollars here and there to Miramichi taxi companies and restaurants for tabs not paid up.
In total, Atcon owed roughly $250 million to several secured and unsecured creditors, including $50 million to the provincial government and $49 million to ScotiaBank.
Arguing on behalf of ScotiaBank, Atcon's primary lender, attorney Josh McElman painted a grim portrait of the company, saying that it was in no position to continue on.
"They're not doing construction work because (Atcon) Construction has no work, it's a corporate shell," McElman said.
"These companies have been losing money year after year after year."
The decision by the Graham [New Brunswick] government to hand over $50 million to a company with ties to the former premier's family - Graham's father was a board member on an Atcon subsidiary - ultimately played a role in the demise of the Liberal government in September.
The Atcon handout was viewed by many political observers as one of the main areas of discontent among voters in the last election, right behind the failed deal to sell portions of NB Power to Hydro Quebec. ..."
Program offers at-risk children and youth life skills to make smart choices
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 2, 2010) - Today, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Member of Parliament for Nunavut, Regional Minister for the North and Minister of Health, on behalf of the Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, announced funding for projects aimed at helping at-risk children and youth in several communities in the Northwest Territories avoid criminal activities. The Government is delivering more than $7.8 million in support of three crime prevention projects called A Community within a Community: A Culture-Based Leadership and Resiliency Program, Youth Drop-In Centre and the Family Group Conferencing Model of Intervention.
"Today's announcement is welcome news for families in the Northwest Territories. This Government is committed to preventing crime and building safer communities," said Minister Aglukkaq. "The support we are announcing today demonstrates our ongoing efforts at reducing crime, and will provide at-risk children and youth in these communities with the tools they need to make smart choices."
"Crime prevention is a focal point of our efforts to strengthen community health in the Northwest Territories," says Northwest Territories Minister of Justice Jackson Lafferty. "Today's funding announcement supports our work and commitment to grass roots prevention programs that serve to improve the long term well-being of our population."
Through the National Crime Prevention Strategy's (NCPS) Northern and Aboriginal Crime Prevention Fund and the Crime Prevention Action Fund, the Government of Canada is providing funding to three projects in the Northwest Territories. These projects will promote youth development through community involvement, provide positive mentorship and help prevent their involvement in substance use and criminal activity.
The NCPS is administered by the National Crime Prevention Centre within Public Safety Canada. The strategy provides funding support to selected projects that help prevent crime and increase knowledge about effective crime prevention measures. The NCPS's priorities are:
addressing early risk factors among vulnerable children, youth, and young adults;
preventing recidivism among high-risk offenders;
fostering crime prevention in Aboriginal and Northern communities; and
preventing youth gang and drug-related crime.
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