I known people who were lazy but got great grades, and people who got great grades who I didn think were particularly bright when you had a deeper conversation with them. On the other hand, I have known people who never went to college because they have always been bad at school, but they are incredibly smart. Being smart and having grades are just 2 different, scarcely related things.

I am disappointed that Mayor Soglin has, for the first time since I have been in office, delayed introduction of the 2019 Executive Operating budget to the day AFTER the first Tuesday in October. Instead on holding the traditional press conference the day of the first Council meeting in October, the Mayor will be traveling back from a conference and is unwilling to release his budget until he returns. I’m not sure why the entire budget, both the capital and the operating budget, isn’t introduced at the same time, on the first Tuesday in September.

I’d never considered myself much of a phone addict, but all of a sudden I’d freed up several extra hours a day to invest in simply looking at the real world with my own eyes a world now utterly obsessed with and dependent upon smartphones. Sat in the coffee shops of Antigua in Guatemala, surrounded by baroque archways and pastel hues I now had ample time to self righteously look down from my imaginary high horse as people on neighbouring tables arranged green juices between poached eggs and pairs of Ray Ban Wayfarers. We’re the most intelligent life form on the planet, but technology has rendered us imbeciles..

In 1982, Sarah Jessica Parker was cast as the co lead of the sitcom Square Pegs. The show lasted only one season before being cancelled, but Parker’s performance was critically well received. In the three years that followed, she was cast in four films the most significant of those being Footloose in 1984 and Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, co starring Helen Hunt, in 1985..

My understanding is that if one spouse dies, his or her RRIF or RRSP can be transferred in its entirety to the surviving spouse. But what about the TFSA, and if so, is the transfer amount limited by the surviving spouse’s contribution room?Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below.Article content continuedA: A surviving spouse is entitled to deposit into his or her TFSA an amount equivalent to the value of the deceased partner’s TFSA at the time of death without affecting their own TFSA contribution room, but in Quebec, they must be designated as beneficiary of the TFSA in the deceased’s will. The funds also need to be deposited within a year of the death, and the surviving spouse is required to complete and submit to the Canada Revenue Agency federal Form RC240 (Designation of an Exempt Contribution TFSA) within 30 days of the contribution being made.Q: The last few years, I’ve been able to claim the provincial tax credit for seniors’ activities for participating in a bowling league.