A day for everyone to be Irish
A century ago, to be one of Canada’s visible minorities was to be Irish, or to be descended from the Irish. With fair and freckled skin, red hair, strange accents and a religion few understood and trusted, the Irish blazed the trail to today’s multiculturalism. Today, some 50 million people in North America are descended from the shipborne refugees from the successive potato crop failures of the Ireland of the mid-19th century.
As with most nations whose history is heavy with tragedy, the Irish have a well-developed culture of poetry, song and humour. Click here for my 2014 St. Patrick’s Day greeting on YouTube. This is the traditional Irish blessing.
A scam alert from a friend
Meadowvale Chartered Account Paul Keul from S+C Partners has been a regular presenter at the Mississauga Post-Budget breakfasts for years, providing an independent, tax practitioner’s view of the Ontario Budget. Paul sent me an e-mail with his personal experience dealing with a scam attempt by an individual purporting to be from the “CRA.” Click here to read the details, and be aware in case you get a phone call like Paul got. This is not from the Canada Revenue Agency. Circulate this posting to your friends too.