Given that the copyright landscape is about to change in Canada, educate me about VPN services and securing my connection like I'm a n00b! [more inside]
My common-law partner and I are in the process of filing forms for her sponsorship of me to receive permanent resident status in Canada. She changed her marital status to common-law on her most recent tax forms (we have been living together since 2009). She is now being audited by Revenue Canada, since this reflects a change from her last tax return and how her GST/HST refunds are calculated. [more inside]
I've got a special-snowflake immigrations issue that leads me to believe I no longer know enough to handle the problem. I need to meet with an immigrations lawyer/consultant. But how do I choose? (Location filter: Montreal) [more inside]
North Americana Filter: Find the 10 best pictures taken from each decade onwards from 1910 to 2010? [more inside]
What happens when you surrender on a drug trafficking warrant? (Canadian version) [more inside]
Vancouver honeymoon: what to do? [more inside]
I will be moving from Canada to Germany later this year, and would like to gain from your collective experience. Do you have any tips on making a long-distance, semi-permanent move, or things that you wished you'd known ahead of time? [more inside]
What is a cheap yet secure way to send money from Canada to the US on a regular basis? [more inside]
Destinations for memorial day weekend trip north of Chicago with a 75 lb dog? [more inside]
How to deal with a car dealer for problems with new car before delivery? [more inside]
Where/how can I watch/get a hold of the Canadian comedy "Made In Canada" (a.k.a. "The Industry)? [more inside]
Bad friend: I forgot to buy a birthday present for my Canadian friend. I am in the UK. I would like to be able to give her something today. I have a debit card, a credit card, Paypal and the internet. I'm thinking that a voucher would be good, but for example, can I buy an amazon.ca voucher for her? Can she use an amazon.com or .co.uk voucher in Canada? What other vouchers are there that will allow me to pay from the UK? [more inside]
What should I do instead of online journalism? [more inside]
Looking for car insurance recommendations in Calgary, AB. Has anyone had a fantastic deal, good service or other tips? [more inside]
What 70s game show used Henry Mancini's "March of the Cue Balls" as its theme music? [more inside]
A few questions about filing taxes for 2011 in Canada, mostly about lines 330-331. [more inside]
I'm switching my cell phone service from Bell to Koodo. I'd like a smartphone but I've never had one before. Which phone should I get? [more inside]
How long has BC's Highway 16 been known as the Highway of Tears? I'm trying to establish the origins of the name.
I'm interested in having a requester account with amazon turk. I live in Canada...But I am physically close to the US border. Can anyone tell me of an acceptable workaround to accomplish this? I've considered driving to the US to open an account but I don't want to do that unless I know for sure it will allow me to run a requester account. Any ideas? Thanks!
Looking for some help getting some toys that seem to only be available in Asia. [more inside]
Border crossings along the Niagara River: Peace Bridge or Lewiston-Queenston? [more inside]
My husband and I have just returned from a great trip to West Texas; both back to work tomorrow. In order to keep our sanity, need to start planning the next road trip. Any suggestions? Probably no more than 10-12 days during the summer and we are willing to fly to a start off point. We like to linger. Preferably in the US or Canada.
Asking for friend: Chinese passport with US Visa expiring in less than six months, will we get trouble crossing the border from Canada to US for a trip? [more inside]
As a Canadian, can I do freelance design work in the U.S. if I move there? [more inside]
Cool, useful, or delicious things to bring back to the US from Canada that are only available in Canada? All ideas welcome (except things like maple syrup, which although abundant in Canada are available in the US too).
I'm trying to remember the name of a children's TV show broadcast on (I think) YTV around 1995, I think it was in the slot after Camp Cariboo. It was probably Canadian, and it had a mailbox puppet that said "YOOOOOOU BET!" when asked if there was any mail, and one of the men on the show used to dress up like a bee, which I remember terrifying me as a child. It may have been broadcast on TVO, but I'm fairly certain it was YTV. [more inside]
Help me revel in the splendour of Canada. I'm looking for songs that reference Canadian provinces/territories by name. [more inside]
My husband and I would like to be able to travel, but he has a felony conviction that makes things a bit complicated, and we're having trouble sorting out what options we have, what needs to be done, and in what order of operations. I would like to buy an hour or two of a lawyer's time, but I first need to know what kind of lawyer we need. [more inside]
I am not in Canadabut I have a credit card loaded with 75 Canadian dollars. What is the smartest way to buy something in canadian dollars off of Amazon (amazon.ca)? I will need any purchase shipped to the U.S.. Will there be crazy unforeseen delivery charges buying through amazon.ca? Is there a way to get this money onto my amazon.com account as credit? Is there some other smart way to spend Canadian dollars while living in the u.s.? Is there some way to get it transferred through the credit card company to an account of mine? The card says it is only for electronic use. [more inside]
We have a year before we're thinking of applying for a mortgage. What can we do in the interim to ensure we're in the best condition possible? [more inside]
Best websites for browsing Canada / BC real estate? [more inside]
May in Nova Scotia. Cold? Buggy? Wet? [more inside]
urgent: where in Cambridge MA can I get inexpensive instant passport-sized photos according to Canadian visa specifications? [more inside]
Canadian tax question: I quoted a client for a job, and neglected to specify whether GST/HST is included. They think the price should be understood as including GST/HST. I think it should be understood as excluding GST/HST. Is there some external standard to resolve this? [more inside]
Is it possible to walk on top of the Citadel or Ramparts in Quebec City in winter? [more inside]
Is there any way to match a Canadian Zip code to the census/sub-census that it belongs ? [more inside]
I have a fitbit. I have a dog. I would like to make a map of Canada displaying the distance I have walked with said dog. I am completely incapable of anything technical. Help me out? [more inside]
Is there any Canadian credit card company that will check your US credit history? [more inside]
Interested in ordering birth control pills from Canada to the US. Is this a good idea? If so, how do you do it? [more inside]
How can I locate sources for statistics on the outcomes of Canadian criminal court cases, that include such data as type of defence counsel (ie Legal Aid, from large firm, high profile, new in field, or preferably cost of counsel), amount of time before trial, income/profession of defendant, sentence given, and sentence actually carried out? Does such data even exist? I'm only asking out of curiosity, not for any professional or education project.
We are going to honeymoon in British Columbia wine country; what should we do aside from the obvious? [more inside]
Planning a trip to the Banff/Jasper area late June-early July. Not our first, but first in 8 years or so. There was an excellent thread on MeFi in 2008 concerning accomodations, but some of the links have expired. I will be there for a milestone birthday and want to wake up somewhere amazing. Must have internet/wifi. Must be close enough to amenities that if the weather is abysmal, we'll still have nice things to do within slogging distance. Don't want to spend a milliion bucks, but are willing to shell out for somewhere which is worth the money.
How can I watch HGTV Canada in the US? [more inside]
Are Canadian employers required to pay me my full salary while I am on jury duty? I am an overtime exempt store manager. [more inside]
Looking for the name of a show that aired during the mid 1980s in BC on the Knowledge Network. The only detail I remember clearly is that one of the characters, a young Nordic-looking girl, was a hemophiliac.
Sent package from MN to Toronto 3 weeks ago. It hasn't arrived. I have no way to track it. Is this a lost cause? [more inside]
[Canada Tax Filter] If my parents loan me money to pay back a non-government student line of credit from a bank, and I pay them a portion of the principal each month, are there any negative tax implications? [more inside]
On Christmas eve I discovered that my (US) passport expired last month yet I had a trip to Canada planned two days later (no time to renew). Well, I am in Canada (no trouble crossing the border). Now do I have to spend my next few days renewing the passport so I can get home? I guess I'm wondering how much leeway border agents have. I have the passport, my birth certificate and driver's license.
Renting a car in BC to drive to WA state - Why can't I? How could I? [more inside]
I just started a new (technology) consulting business. We are incorporated in the US (Inc, not LLC). One of my first clients is located in Canada. You aren't my lawyer. The client wants to start work next week. The engagement will last about a week. What do I need to know (visa?, taxes?) before heading to Canada next Monday? [more inside]