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Bird Talk

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New Zealand

Posted date : Nov 4, 2017.

Dear Bird Talk, I have just returned from New Zealand where I spent a second winter in that country. Hence, I would like to start a Canadian chapter of CSA for those of us who go to New Zealand. I hear many of my friends are selling their properties in Florida or cutting short their […]

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Selling Property in the US

Posted date : Nov 4, 2017.

Dear Birdtalk, Do you have information regarding taxes (both U.S. & Canadian) when a Canadian sells a condo in Florida? Also, I heard there is a tax relief if you sell a Florida property to a Floridian. R. A. Jobber Response: When a foreign person (Canadian) sells a real estate property (condo) in the United […]

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68 Cents US

Posted date : Nov 4, 2017.

Dear Bird Talk, Ref: Fall 99, Issue 33, page 22. Dave Hunter says the Canadian dollar is valued between 65 and 68 cents U.S. – that surely is the value we see on TV. It is not the amount one gets offered at our local banks. If he can get between 65 and 68 cents, […]

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Money Orders

Posted date : Nov 4, 2017.

Dear Bird Talk, Re: Summer 1999 issue, page 11. I also had the same problems as Kenneth Ramsay. A teller in St. Pete’s, Florida told me, a Canadian money order could bounce like a cheque. I explained that I’d paid cash at the bank for them. I had to use the machine for cash. Fortunately, […]

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Praise for the Elections Handbook

Posted date : Nov 4, 2017.

Dear Bird Talk, I recently received your Nova Scotia Elections Handbook. It was one of the most informative and effective pieces of assistive literature that I have ever received. In addition to the succinct précis of the mechanics of the Nova Scotia voting process and the political parties involved, it also provided an informative and […]

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No sign-in is now required in CSANews

Posted date : Nov 4, 2017.

Dear bird talk, In CSANews, you recommend that members go to your website and print the (closer connection) form. When I entered the site, I was asked for my membership number and a password. I do not have a password. if you intend to help people, why make it difficult. Non-members may join if they […]

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CSA Placemats

Posted date : Nov 4, 2017.

Dear Mr. Brissenden, Thank you very much for the CSA placemats which I received. I run the Wednesday night cookouts at Redington Towers in Redington Shores, and I have already used a portion, much to the delight of a bunch of Canadians as well as very friendly Americans. They proved to be an immediate success. […]

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Consensus on the Retiree Visa

Posted date : Nov 4, 2017.

I support your upcoming lobby for a Canadian retiree visa. Jerry Kristjanson Ochre River, MB I support a Canadian Snowbird visa. Pat from Ontario I am absolutely behind any attempt to get such a visa in place. We winter in Texas and I know that they suffer economically when we all leave. It’s to both […]

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CSA Fun & Games

Posted date : Nov 4, 2017.

Dear Bird Talk, While your attempt was to provide humour with your recent issue, someone needs to check the math. Forty million people at one million each is a lot more than forty million dollars. In fact, the number is so large we would be in the deepest crisis imaginable. Having stated the above, I […]

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Thank you for publishing my letter

Posted date : Nov 4, 2017.

Dear Bird Talk, Thank you for publishing my letter under Bird Talk in the summer 2009 issue of CSANews. I hope it will be of some help to the members. However, I have a followup. I am happy to advise that CIBC was successful in their investigation with the Chase Bank and that the $397 […]

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