Morneau defended his fiscal plan that includes deficits that are 0.8 per cent of GDP. Business groups such as the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Business Council of Canada have called on him to rein in the deficit. Deficit on a per capita basis is five times the size of Canada CapacityGiven all the trade developments, one could argue are tilted to the downside, and maybe running a little bit looser for longer isn necessarily a bad thing, said Jean Francois Perrault, senior vice president and chief economist at Scotiabank.
The NFL might be at an entirely different level today in terms of hype and exposure, but championships are championships. The Major League Baseball post season was expanded in 1969 when the AL NL Championship Series were introduced. But baseball people don’t view the World Series winners of today any differently than the pre ’69 winners.
KANSAS CITY, MO Fire marshals around the country are sounding the alarm that a form of flexible piping used to deliver natural gas or propane to a home, when combined with severe weather, could ignite a flame.That could put families in millions of homes across the United States in the line of fire.The corrugated stainless steel tubing, or CSST, has been manufactured by numerous companies and was installed in many houses built or remodeled since 1990.A recording of a 911 call in Lubbock, TX, captured frightening moments in August, as a devastating blaze burned through an area home.”We have quite a bit of black smoke visible,” a firefighter at Station 16 said.According to a 911 emergency dispatcher, the home was struck by lightning.The mother, father and two children who lived in the house managed to escape the flames, but a houseguest did not survive.The families of the victim and survivors have filed a lawsuit, alleging the fatal fire was caused by “a catastrophic failure of CSST.”Documents filed in Lubbock County court argue an electrical current from “the lighting strike created holes in the CSST resulting in a natural gas fed fire.”CSST related fires have been on the radar of electricians, fire marshals and private fire investigators like Robert Wysong, president of ACS Investigative Services, Inc.During a meeting at his Lake St. Louis, MO, office, Wysong told KCTV5 he has reviewed between 15 and 30 cases alleging similar CSST failures.Among them was a $1 million home in Missouri that was completely destroyed by fire.”We not looking at lightning attacking the CSST and we have an explosion,” Wysong said. “This is just a hole in the line that allows fugitive vapors to come out.”A fire can spark when those escaping natural or propane gas vapors run into an ignition source.”Unless it detected in an early time or proper time, it can burn a place to the ground,” Wysong said.J.