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    Hurricane Fiona

    I heard early today one weather god stating it could potentially land as a Low Cat 3. Remember when the power is out contact them and ask if they checked the switch. During Juan we went a week before they thought to check and sure enough all that was needed was the switch hit.
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    VAC wait times

    My claims submitted 11 Jul 2022 have now moved to step 2 - Review today 21 Sep. I originally went to submit one claim but when going through the process realized there was potential of 7 claims. It will be interesting to see how many will actually get approved.
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    Justin Trudeau hints at boosting Canada’s military spending

    Years ago while working at a HQ in Ottawa the policy we had to live with was that at least 10% of our orders had to go to an Indigenous company. Was a pain tracking it and when the turn came everyone complained about the paper provided. It was thinner and yellow instead of white plus cost more...
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    Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]

    "PLD is an Allowance and should NOT be factored into housing costs or counted as income..." That is what it should read. Don't budget on PLD as it can be taken away at anytime. Makes it a bit difficult though when you say this is to help with the COL difference but don't count on it.
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    Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]

    What about their family make up? Maybe that officer making six figures before deductions is supporting a spouse and 5 kids. Maybe someone in the family has special needs which is costing more than the average would. Too many variables to use just income as a factor. If going down that road...
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    Majority of Canadians not interested in joining the CAF

    Pension and job security was a factor for me. Most of the new members I talk to only have short term goals - job experience, cheap/free education and work experience so they can move on to the civilian career they really want.
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    Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]

    I could see it that you would not get PLD upon enrolment if you are posted to the same area you already live in as there wouldn't be a change to your col. IE if you live in Halifax and are posted to Halifax for your first real posting after basic and trade training then no PLD. Not so sure...
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    Acting Chief of Military Personnel on Diversity, Inclusion, and Culture Change Short-Term Initiatives

    I belief that the naval C7 is still PWT1 unless a member of the boarding party.
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    Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]

    Could be interesting to see the final results. The NCR is the current baseline so Ottawa gets nothing but supposedly the new look program replacing PLD will be of benefit to members posted to Ottawa. Guess I will read about in the news as with the way they drag everything out I will be...
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    Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]

    Some that state losses on home sales don't actually have a loss. Remember one redress I dealt with where the member felt he suffered a loss due to the renovations he had made and the real estate agents "assessed" value that he did not get on the home sale. Redress was rejected as he had...
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    Justin Trudeau hints at boosting Canada’s military spending

    some clump the finance, supply and contracting all together as they are close together in doing the same thing aren't they?!?!? I remember when in AP my involvement with supply and contracts was making sure there was a valid contract and all the authorities were in place before paying the...
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    Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]

    The NCR is zero as it is the baseline for PLD. If they ever get around to updating the PLD there will be changes that people don't like. Toronto and Vancouver would lose a large amount as the NCR is much closer on par with them on COL. Tax differences between the locations is part of the...
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    Word association (just for fun)

    again
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    North Park Armoury rehabilitation project in Halifax

    For some the problem is that the military doesn't have all the say in it. I remember the Adjt at 1 Fd (Halifax Armoury at the time) bringing in a part of the building that had fallen while he was walking and having it sent to I think it was Parks Canada or National Heritage that had control...
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    Alleged Institutional Racism/solutions in CAF (merged)

    "I would say that its not the media on a witch hunt. The media is reporting what has been told to them." Can't fully agree with this once I read the article and noted the media made sure they had a quote that despite most of the cases as new members painted the picture of it as the military...
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