Your SIN is a confidential number that is restricted to income-related information. Organizations in and outside government ask for your SIN because it is a simple method of identification. Many use it as a client account number to save them from setting up their own numbering systems.
Originally Posted by Tenspot
However, only a few federal government departments and programs have the authority to collect your SIN. The authority to collect and use the SIN is tied to a specific legislated purpose, not necessarily to a particular body. For example, an employer can collect an employee's SIN to provide them with Records of Employment and T-4 slips for income tax purposes, as can provincial or municipal agencies to report financial assistance payments for income tax purposes. Institutions from which you earn interest or income, such as banks, credit unions and trust companies, must also ask for your SIN.
f someone asks you for your SIN, ask if you are required by law to provide it. Ask why the person needs it, how it will be used and to whom it will be given. If it is not required by law and you are not satisfied with the explanation, tell the person you prefer not to use the SIN and offer other identification. If the organization refuses to give you the product or service unless you give your SIN, do not give your SIN. You can make a complaint to the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.
I am, and was aware of the regulations regarding the use of SIN numbers, having been an employer here for 9 years. Actually, I told the sales manager at the local dealership what I thought of his deal and declined his offer to sell.
But I digress, my comments were about Gougle and security issues.
As per normal, I was not directing my post at anyone in particular but at anyone that might be reading this topic and not aware of their rights.
A lot has been made of the Google and their security issues and I have found them to be a part of the many conspiracies of our time. I use Google as my main search engine (yes, even after reading all the stories).
I use both Google and Yahoo search engines as they are handy since I have yahoo as a home page on one browser an a google toolbar on the other. I looked at CUIL and liked their layout so maybe I will use that search engine in future.
Hmmm this doesn't sound like Economic Survival plan..
Last edited by yorway; 02-23-2009 at 07:14 PM.
Reason: added last sentence
I went to the irish engine homepage as per ten spots' link but how do you get the engine on the computer? I suppose not everyone has a download option?
I just have the link in my bookmarks/favorites http://www.cuil.com/ tye in your item and it bring up loads of results. Nothing required on your 'puter
You can just put the link on your desktop or taskbar.
Sigh, do not wish to be exasperating but I added the page to favorites, none the less I see no link to anything on this page to even get to a link to type in my search querry. I am somewhat blind but all I see is a name and that is it. Id really like to test if going off google onto another search engine will help with the ammount of icky stuf I get on my computer from time to time. I could try that mamma too but thought I should try the biggest considered honest engine.
Originally Posted by Tenspot
Are you using MS Internet Exploder? There is some collusion going on between Gougle and MS. I'm using firefox with NP. Wierd. Here's what I get, notice, no advertising/popups.
Maybe have to update your Java?
Last edited by Tenspot; 02-26-2009 at 04:59 PM.
As i was saying........
Simple, short and effective. Every Canadian Citizen, will, for the next twelve months, receive a $2000 monthly payment. If you make more than $35,000 per year, it will be progressively taxed to ensure it gets to those whom need it the most. Simple.
This programme will run for one year only. Short.
As the lower income earners all know, this money would enter the economy almost completely, as there is little or no room for most to squirrel away their money. People could spend this money to buy a car, thus bailing out the auto industry. Or they could choose to spend it on housing, thus bailing out the housing industry. Or they may decide to invest in more education and go back to school, thus bailing out the education sector. What matters here is that the PEOPLE would decide where to put OUR hard earned tax dollars. The politicians would then be able to see where we chose to put our money and they could then craft legislation to reflect these investment choices made by Canadians. Effective.
Fine print...this offer requires that in order to be eligible, Canadian Citizens would have to register to vote and include proof of this in their application for the programme.
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