KeatsConnelly Cross-Border Weekly Best of the Web 2013-7-12

web-search-greyEvery week we share news stories, blog articles and other interesting stuff from around the web that received the most views, shares, comments and overall interest on various KeatsConnelly social media outlets.

This week we offer a mix of articles discussing the Canadian health system, non-compliant US taxpayers, and the Canadian dollar.

Report:  Thousand Fled Canadian Health System in 2012 (dailycaller.com)Thousands of Canadians continue to flee the country to seek medical treatment abroad, with the United States a common destination. An estimated 42,173 Canadians left their homeland in 2012 to seek medical treatment elsewhere. This is a decrease from the 46,159 Canadians who fled the country in 2011 for medical treatment…

Renewing your United States Passport?  Beware! (taxconnection.com)State Department Turns Over Your Social Security Number & Location To The IRS.Non-compliant United States taxpayers living abroad are getting nervous. If an informant seeking a hefty IRS reward or FATCA doesn’t rat them out first, then the State Department will. This can happen when the non-compliant taxpayer renews his or her US passport…

Canadian Dollar back to parity in 2014 – CIBC (financialpost.com)The Canadian dollar should stabilize near current levels in the second half of 2013, before rising back to parity with the U.S. dollar in 2014, according to CIBC World Markets.The loonie has been one of the many casualties of disappointing global growth, with some momentum-focused forecasters suggesting more weakness ahead for the currency. However, CIBC economists Avery Shenfeld and Andrew Grantham see the pullback in the Canadian dollar as a buying opportunity…

Come back next week for more interesting news and articles. Enjoy your weekend!

 

 

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