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  1. siraj shaik

    siraj shaik

    19/02/2017
    By chance those living in GTA or Peel Region might have come across this person "a writer with passion": Meet Douglas Gardham, the hardest-working Canadian author and novelist you’ve never heard of (shared via @globeandmail)
    siraj shaik
    Meet Douglas Gardham, the hardest-working Canadian novelist you’ve never heard of
    www.theglobeandmail.com The self-published author has been travelling every weekend for the past three years, hawking his books to...
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  2. ProducerJavier 🐝 beBee
    Why personal branding is a crucial part of being successful in today's connected world
    Why personal branding is a crucial part of being successful in today's connected worldCreating a strong personal brand for yourself establishes you as a strong professional leader and opens doors. Personal branding provides a clear focus for personal development while establishing yourself as a thought leader. It also works wonders...
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    debasish majumder
    07/02/2017 #18 debasish majumder
    i guess, personal contributions with rich values and pertinent appeals are most significant in an affinity based platform, where the platform will become a 'Brand' of distinction. so the potentialities and sincere endeavor with rich constituents are essentially to enrich a brand's value. there only lies the gravity of a person. apart from affinity and associating skill, a brand cannot be popular. so personal brand, i guess is relevant, moment the person is having the capacity to contribute or share his skill to usher majority, and thus the platform on which he or she is sharing makes the platform a unique 'brand'. however, lovely insight @Javier 🐝 beBee! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    30/01/2017 #16 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    Excellent post @Javier 🐝 beBee - building a personal brand lets people see the personal side of your business. Richard Branson is a prime exemplar of a great personal brand. Have shared this one across my networks.
    Marco Tomasone
    30/01/2017 #15 Marco Tomasone
    Personal branding as a crucial part of personal success.
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    27/01/2017 #14 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Great post shared with 125k business contacts
    Juan Imaz
    27/01/2017 #13 Juan Imaz
    very good!
    Debesh Choudhury
    27/01/2017 #12 Debesh Choudhury
    Agree with you @Javier 🐝 beBee
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    27/01/2017 #11 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    "you build credibility not through your words but through your actions." Agree!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    26/01/2017 #10 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #9 @David B. Grinberg. I saw it ! Much appreciated ! Thanks
    David B. Grinberg
    26/01/2017 #9 David B. Grinberg
    #7 Javier, I actually meant @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood's video. However, I will do the same for this post soon. Thanks.
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    26/01/2017 #5 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    This is one reason I love to blog. It itself is branding me. beBee is a great platform to create relationships and find other minds similar to me. I just go directly to the hive in which I want to Buzz and find fellow bees.
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    26/01/2017 #4 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood, you are the Authenticity in person. So immensely happy to be in this project with you ahead...
    Go go bees!!!! Vamossss!!! 🐝 🐝 👏 👏
    David B. Grinberg
    26/01/2017 #3 David B. Grinberg
    @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood you deserve many accolades for your exemplary efforts. You are a role model for us all. Thanks for all you do, which is a lot👏👏🐝🐝🇺🇸
  3. ProducerDamien Justus

    Damien Justus

    17/02/2017
    Trending Home Renovations in Calgary
    Trending Home Renovations in CalgaryWhether you are building a new house, remodeling or ripping out a room, you need to understand the basics of interior design and having a home warranty. However, you must stick to your budget, otherwise you’ll might end up with an incomplete...
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  4. Caroline Scott

    Caroline Scott

    13/02/2017
    Caroline Scott
    7 Big Brand Social Media Strategies that Small Businesses Can Use
    www.socialmediatoday.com As a small business owner, you've probably experienced big brand envy - that feeling you get when you see a big brand’s successful social media management or customer outreach campaign....
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  5. Caroline Scott

    Caroline Scott

    07/02/2017
    Caroline Scott
    Big Data In Energy Industry
    www.linkedin.com We have talked about role of Big Data in Healthcare and Startup/SME, previously. This article looks at Big Data’s impact in Energy industry....
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  6. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    01/02/2017
    Chasing Your Dream Without Having It Turn Into A Nightmare
    Chasing Your Dream Without Having It Turn Into A NightmareA while ago I wrote a piece entitled ‘The Inherent Value of Doing Nothing.https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jim-murray/the-inherent-value-of-doing-nothingThis was essentially a treatise born out of the extreme fatigue that comes from packing up your...
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    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    04/02/2017 #24 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Jim Murray.. Sometimes when I read your posts I imagine you're on a rocking chair and I'm sitting opposite, listening rapt with attention. Thanks for this advice.Ive had dreams go well and those which border on nightmares. I'm okay with both, once I don't stop dreaming 😊🤗
    Cyndi wilkins
    04/02/2017 #23 Cyndi wilkins
    "A lot of people end up sacrificing their dreams. Frank Capra knew that way back in the day when he created “It’s A Wonderful Life”, and it’s a very common theme in both literature and film." It's a very common theme in life in general...What would it really matter to the world if I was not here? Well @Jim Murray...I have to share with you my "It's a Wonderful Life" moment...After taking several weeks away from my practice to care for my father at the end of his "Wonderful Life," the first client I treated upon my return came into my office and broke down in tears...Yes, she had sympathy for me and what I had just been through personally, but more than that, she missed ME...ME...This person she and her body had grown accustomed to seeing...week after week...for relief of her physical discomfort and calming of her mind. She is a kidney transplant patient from birth...thirty five years old and looks like my grandmother...and she missed our time together. I am certainly not working miracles for anyone like Clarence might have done...I am just a human being giving what I can offer...My Time...My Patience...and My Love...That is all I have to give...and I know now, that it is enough...Thank you for the reminder;-)
    Paul Walters
    03/02/2017 #22 Paul Walters
    #15 @Jim Murray Thanks for the solid and sound advice e mail is walterspaul7@gmail.com
    siraj shaik
    02/02/2017 #21 siraj shaik
    @Jim Murray I owe you a coffee, next time on visit to Canada I try to make it possible to be at Gerrard St.
    siraj shaik
    02/02/2017 #20 siraj shaik
    Must read this article by @Jim Murray (my recommendation: shouldn't miss this.. a must read plus add to favorite or bookmark to review to gain inspirational charge)
    Milos Djukic
    02/02/2017 #19 Anonymous
    #18 My pleasure @Jim Murray, I love your writing style and all your articles.
    Jim Murray
    02/02/2017 #18 Jim Murray
    #4 Thanks @Milos Djukic
    Jim Murray
    02/02/2017 #17 Jim Murray
    #1 Thanks @Wayne Yoshida.
    Jim Murray
    02/02/2017 #16 Jim Murray
    #5 Thanks @David B. Grinberg. My theory is that the more practical knowledge I spread around, the better this experience will be for everybody.
    Jim Murray
    02/02/2017 #15 Jim Murray
    #3 @Paul Walters. Sounds to me like you are the best qualified writer to create a treatment for it. The advice I have is simple: encapsulate the story. Don't think of it as anything that's going to be a movie, because the people who read it need to have room to imagine it as such. Don't indicate any camera moves or any sort of cinematic visions. Just break it down into scenes, describe the scenes, dimensionalize the characters and connect the story dots. If you like I can send you one of mine. I actually don't believe in them a lot, because it's just as easy to write the screenplay and a lot more fun. Message me an email address.
    Jim Murray
    02/02/2017 #14 Jim Murray
    #6 Thank you Kristen, and I wish you all the best. I write these pieces for people who are in transition or thinking about taking that leap of faith.
    Jim Murray
    02/02/2017 #13 Jim Murray
    #9 Thanks @Chas ✌️ Wyatt. You are one of my best acid tests.
    Jim Murray
    02/02/2017 #12 Jim Murray
    #10 Thanks @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman. Your continued support is most appreciated.
    Jim Murray
    02/02/2017 #11 Jim Murray
    #8 Thanks @Todd Jones. (will follow you soon). I started my business by gradually starting to freelances while I was still working. It wasn't a hassle because the account guy and my art director where both people I was working with in the agency and we were all on top of our game. But I didn't let go of the agency gig for more than 2 years. So that's where this idea came from.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    02/02/2017 #10 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    This is a great wake up call, Jim. I love this statement "All you need is vision, some patience and the belief that you can achieve it, no matter what it is."
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    02/02/2017 #9 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    @Jim Murray, I love this piece. It is bursting with gobs of wisdom. Thank you.
    Todd Jones
    02/02/2017 #8 Todd Jones
    Finally, a voice of reason! Jim, this is hands down the best advice I've read on the subject.

    25 years ago, with more balls than brains, I turned my back on a stable career to pursue impassioned dreams of fortune and glory. The failed venture left me broke and struggling with debt for more than ten years. I suspect that my experience is far more common than the triumph and satisfaction promised by the "Do What You Love And The Money Will Follow" snake oil peddlers.

    Thankfully I was young enough that I had plenty of time to recover. This might not be the case for those passion seekers struggling through midlife burnout. The statistics are well documented. Nine out of ten business ventures fail within the first three years. Never cash out a retirement fund to pursue a dream. If you are gonna be dumb, you'd better be young.

    Humans are a funny lot. This post should be garnering far more attention and engagement than it has. I suppose it's because of the mortal proclivity to only hear and see what we want to hear and see, and not what we need to.
    Wayne Yoshida
    02/02/2017 #7 Wayne Yoshida
    #3 Paul - this - opportunity - sounds like a great story in the making!
    Kristen Maslanka
    02/02/2017 #6 Kristen Maslanka
    Thank you for sharing your wisdom. This was certainly something I needed to hear. I'm facing some similar issues as you'll read in my stories, so I'm excited to hear such a (for lack of a better term) Taoist approach to let things unravel as they will, and as you worded it- phase it into my life.
    David B. Grinberg
    02/02/2017 #5 David B. Grinberg
    Good buzz here, Jim, with important insights and excellent advice (as usual). I've shared this on three hives, as well as the "beBee Buzz!" group in the "Lumpy Kingdom". I'm reminded of the Tom Petty song, "Runnin' Down A Dream."
  7. Caroline Scott

    Caroline Scott

    02/02/2017
    Caroline Scott
    Our Tech Predictions for 2017
    www.linkedin.com This article was co-authored with Wolf Ruzicka 2016 saw momentum in many areas – DevOps, cloud technologies and big data, being at the thrust...
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  8. Paul 🐝 Kearley
    Not many places more tranquil and stunning than winter in Canada Paul 🐝 Kearley
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    Paul 🐝 Kearley
    30/01/2017 #7 Paul 🐝 Kearley
    #2 Thanks @Ali Anani You're right, Banff is so very beautiful! It's also 3500 kilometres from where I live.
    Paul 🐝 Kearley
    30/01/2017 #6 Paul 🐝 Kearley
    #4 Thank you for that heads up! I just Changed it
    Tony Brandstetter
    30/01/2017 #5 Tony Brandstetter
    Nicely done, I enjoy this -
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    30/01/2017 #4 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    Sorry I didn't write your surname correctly... Kearley.
    By the way, I recommend you to put the bee emoji at the end of your name, not at the end of your surname as it is now. The way it is, the system doesn't allow us to tag you in the comments... 😉
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    29/01/2017 #3 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    Beautiful @Paul Kearly!! I've never been to Canada, and I'd love to. I have a niece living in Toronto, so it could be a good "excuse" to visit her... 😉
    Ali Anani
    29/01/2017 #2 Ali Anani
    I have toured on different occasions many parts of Canada. This sharing reminds me of the beautiful Canada. The Banf is still vivid in my mind.
    David B. Grinberg
    29/01/2017 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Thank you for sharing the beauty and wonder of nature, Paul -- which is exemplified by so many locations throughout Canada.
  9. Caroline Scott

    Caroline Scott

    26/01/2017
    Caroline Scott
    How Facebook Uses Data Analytics To Understand Your Posts And Recognize Your Face
    www.linkedin.com After writing several articles intended to act as basic introductions to Artificial Intelligence such as Machine Learning and Deep Learning, I...
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  10. siraj shaik

    siraj shaik

    25/12/2016
    " Merry Christmas to all"
    https://www.bebee.com/content/1080000/1005249
    siraj shaik
    buzzing along with beBee sharing the...: Buzz - beBee
    www.bebee.com buzzing along with beBee sharing the nectar of wishes .. "Merry Christmas" and have blessed days...
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  11. siraj shaik

    siraj shaik

    25/12/2016
    "Merry Christmas"
    https://www.bebee.com/content/1080021/1005264
    siraj shaik
    Oh! 2016 ... I will be missing your...: Buzz - beBee
    www.bebee.com Oh! 2016 ... I will be missing your awesome dawn of "Sunday" . . "Hope is always there .. Let's make the best of everyday"... Welcoming day one of...
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  12. siraj shaik

    siraj shaik

    25/12/2016
    buzzing along with beBee sharing the nectar of wishes .. "Merry Christmas" and have blessed days .. siraj shaik
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  13. ProducerDon 🐝 Kerr

    Don 🐝 Kerr

    23/11/2016
    I am curious red. Where are the Canadians?
    I am curious red. Where are the Canadians?“Use statistics as a drunken man uses lamp posts, for support rather than illumination.”Andrew LangIf you’re expecting a thorough and incisive exploration of quantitative data mixed with qualitative projections all built upon a foundation of...
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    jesse kaellis
    11/12/2016 #19 jesse kaellis
    #2
    I'm US born but proud and privileged to be Canadian and live here as well. I've spent roughly half my life in either country but not in a linear fashion. Canada has produced some very excellent musicians.
    Brian McKenzie
    26/11/2016 #18 Brian McKenzie
    Half Canadian, I do have the citizenship and passport.....and if beBee needs someone in South Korea ...float me the note and vouchers and I will be on a plane! I loved my two years there. .
    Donald Grandy
    26/11/2016 #17 Donald Grandy
    Great post @Don 🐝 Kerr. As you are aware we Canucks are home to the busiest highway in the world i.e. 401. According to stats, 1m vehicles per day. Apparently a very annal Canadian sat on the side of the 401and counted until the puck dropped at the Air Canada Centre or he had to go to the bathroom and didn't want to urinate on the 401. Polite eh? Maybe we can include a beBee sign up as part of the 407 toll? Then they can find like minded beBees who hate the toll? In the meantime, I will do my part to introduce beBee to SWO. Proud Canadian on board the beBee train from London, Ontario.
    Susan Rooks
    26/11/2016 #16 Susan Rooks
    What a great post, @Don 🐝 Kerr! And I never read anything about statistical analysis or rocket science because those are way beyond me. But because you wrote it, I thought it would be worth it. It was. I laughed all the way through!

    I am surprised to learn of all the people and things that came out of Canada; you opened my eyes on those! And with winter coming, what better time for your fellow Canuckians (???) to turn to the pleasures of being warm inside and making a few more social media noises?
    Emily🐝 Bee
    24/11/2016 #15 Emily🐝 Bee
    As proudly Canadian, I have to share this suberb article! I'm happy to be a Canadian contributing to beBee.
    Emily🐝 Bee
    24/11/2016 #14 Emily🐝 Bee
    #10 Well why thank you! :-)
    Emily🐝 Bee
    24/11/2016 #13 Emily🐝 Bee
    Howdy! Canadian here, born in Ottawa Ontario, living now in St. Jerome Quebec! Cool eh? :-P
    Suzanne Dwillies-Khan, Pharmacist and Musician
    24/11/2016 #11 Suzanne Dwillies-Khan, Pharmacist and Musician
    Waves! Canadian here.
    David B. Grinberg
    23/11/2016 #10 David B. Grinberg
    I concur with you Don that beBee is fortunate to have so many talented Canadians on this budding social platform. In fact, Canadian talent might be over represented based on a statistical analysis based on proportionality of the respective populations.
    Therefore, I think it should be expected that beBee will have more total users in the USA compared to Canada based on sheer numbers alone. To wit: the U.S. population is about 325 million compared to about 36 million for our northern neighbor. Thus, your savvy statistical analysis helps put the pending North American swarm into greater perspective. Thanks for the good buzz!
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    23/11/2016 #9 Mohammed A. Jawad
    @Don 🐝 Kerr So, Canucks make a great writing community on beBee, and like mentors and lampposts they keep cheering the atmosphere of beBee. Isn't that great? Yea...here's the reason to celebrate the spirit of buzzing high!
    Phil Friedman
    23/11/2016 #8 Phil Friedman
    @Don 🐝 Kerr, nice piece, indeed. I suggest that the number of Canadian writers on beBee is disproportionately high, while the number of Canadian users is, as you've pointed out, disproportionately low. Why?

    My bet is that the disparity is due to the fact the Canadian writer's community is historically very strong, and that Canadian writers grow and evolve in an environment that values freedom of expression and open exchange very highly. (Anyone who doubts that should watch a couple of installments of "Today in the House of Commons" or some such news program.) And that Canadian writers have found beBee to be a congenial platform for their activities. But that Canadian readers don't find the bulk of what's on the general feed inviting, precisely because it is too emotional and soft, and lacks the edgy humor and verbal give and take that Canadians genuinely love.

    This is obviously IMO, based on my 15 years living and working in Canada. And I stand to be corrected by you, Jim Murray, Kevin Pashuk, Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, Nicole Chardenet, Graham Edwards, Renée Cormier, or other Canadians on beBee. Cheers!
    Robert Cormack
    23/11/2016 #6 Robert Cormack
    As you're proven here, Don, where aren't the Canadians?
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    23/11/2016 #5 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #4 Thanks Kevin.
    Kevin Pashuk
    23/11/2016 #4 Kevin Pashuk
    Shared on LinkedIn and beBee @Don 🐝 Kerr...
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    23/11/2016 #3 Don 🐝 Kerr
    @John White, MBA thought I tagged you too Sr. Blanco!
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    23/11/2016 #1 Don 🐝 Kerr
    @Jim Murray, @Phil Friedman You're tagged in this piece.
  14. ProducerJim Taggart

    Jim Taggart

    20/11/2016
    Whole Lotta Frettin’ Goin’ On
    Whole Lotta Frettin’ Goin’ OnPrime Minister Justin Trudeau’s thick dark locks must have stood up on end when the results of the U.S. Presidential election were finally in. As Canada’s 23rd prime minister, and second youngest in the country’s history, the 45 year-old Montrealer...
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  15. Graham🐝 Edwards
    For all my Canadian friends in Toronto, Oakville and Burlington... a friend of mine who has a business selling fine Spanish Shoes and leathers is having a sale... there may be some Christmas margins to be found. Please pass this onto anyone who may be interested....@Renée 🐝 Cormier @Jim Murray @Kevin Pashuk @Don 🐝 Kerr. Hopefully you can read the attached poster. She also said she would join beBee. Graham🐝 Edwards
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    Wayne Yoshida
    15/11/2016 #3 Wayne Yoshida
    #1 Uh oh. It's probably too late
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    15/11/2016 #2 Graham🐝 Edwards
    #1 But that's the whole point @Kevin Pashuk... you print off the flier and give it to your wife (and wife's friends)... she buys shoes and gets you a belt and everyone is happy. lol
    Kevin Pashuk
    15/11/2016 #1 Kevin Pashuk
    PLEASE DO NOT LET MY WIFE SEE THIS!!!! Her two favourite words... "Shoe" and "Sale". She says the same thing about me, only the words are 'guitar', 'camera', 'power tools'....
  16. Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝
    LOL Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝
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  17. ProducerBeau Humphreys

    Beau Humphreys

    31/10/2016
    That Time RBC Told Me My Bank Wasn't Real
    That Time RBC Told Me My Bank Wasn't RealLast year RBC had a promotion: bring in your bank statement and talk to us about your everyday banking. If we can’t convince you to switch to RBC, you get a $50 prepaid credit card. I looked at the fine print and it said “any Canadian bank”....
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  18. Nicole Chardenet
    We’re diverse. We’re multicultural. We’re proud. We’re Toronto. Now we want to prove it to the rest of the world by hosting Expo 2025. Today (Wednesday, October 26th), Yappn CEO Ed Karthaus will present his deposition to Toronto City Council on why Yappn (among many others) supports bidding for Expo 2025 with the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE). Toronto is regularly cited as one of the most diverse metropolitan cities in the world, as well as being one of the safest and most pleasant to live in.
    Nicole Chardenet
    EXPO 2025: Multicultural, Multination, Multilingual!
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  19. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    21/10/2016
    Confessions Of A Soon To Be Ex-Torontonian
    Confessions Of A Soon To Be Ex-TorontonianI came to Toronto, by way of Fort Erie and Ottawa, in the late 1960s. Almost immediately upon arriving and getting a part time job at a discount department store called Towers, I met the girl who would eventually become my wife.I owe Toronto more...
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    Jim Saelzler
    24/11/2016 #34 Jim Saelzler
    Suddenly remembered I hadn't read this, and I had to know the story under the headline I saw fly by on a busy day.
    Mary Pollock
    23/10/2016 #33 Mary Pollock
    Just flew in to beBee to check on things, Congratulations on your decision to move! (I see a REALITY kitchen sink in your future!) ~M
    Jim Murray
    23/10/2016 #32 Jim Murray
    #22 Thanks @Jerry Fletcher. Yeah. I wouldn't mind this at all if I could do away with the packing part of it all.
    Jim Murray
    23/10/2016 #31 Jim Murray
    #26 Thanks @Sara Jacobovici. You're right about that. My step mother worked down in the towers at that time almost once a week she would tell me about another company reclocating to TO.
    Jim Murray
    23/10/2016 #30 Jim Murray
    #29 Thanks @Renée 🐝 Cormier. Yeah we times the ride from St Kitts to Burlington.. It's was just 20 minutes. I can't even get across TO in twice that time. We just had out house inspection today. Just a little bit of wiring to deal with. Not too shabby.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    23/10/2016 #29 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Well I'm not too disappointed, Jim. You'll be coffee distance from me in Burlington!, which as you may know, is an adorable little city on Lake Ontario and the beautiful Niagara Escarpment. :) Best of luck, Jim.
    Phil Friedman
    22/10/2016 #28 Phil Friedman
    #26 Sara, I lived and worked in Canada during the height of the PQ, and I always laughed when some of the academics in its upper ranks spoke of secession and joining the U.S., where their minority French rights and aspirations would be better treated. For only ivory tower academics could be so idiotic in their world view. No, check that. I think we've seen that exceeded in the current U.S.presidential election campaign by the bad comb over and the orange skin. Cheers!
    Sara Jacobovici
    22/10/2016 #27 Sara Jacobovici
    @Jim Murray tells a good story worth reading.
    Sara Jacobovici
    22/10/2016 #26 Sara Jacobovici
    Loved reading your story @Jim Murray. Especially since I lived in Toronto between 1984 and 2009. I have friends who live in every part of Toronto you mention. I have visited St. Catherines and spent much time in the wine country. It is not just that which made the read so enjoyable. You are a true storyteller Jim, a great communicator. As @Phil Friedman said: "Best wishes to you and your wife for a very long, healthy, and happy stay in the new house. And cheers!"

    PS I moved to Toronto from Montreal. I have a little bit of a different perspective re Toronto's history and growth. One thing is that Toronto owes a lot to Renee Levesque (1968-1985) whose separatist party and government led to a huge move out of Montreal, not only of people but of businesses, especially head offices of international businesses, that changed the look of downtown Toronto.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    22/10/2016 #25 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Congrats, Jim. Nice looking digs.
    Jerry Fletcher
    22/10/2016 #22 Jerry Fletcher
    Thanks for sharing Jim. Somehow your personal tale makes you more of a communications pro to me. A few years back I made a similar decision and moved south of Portland, Oregon to what my friends describe as "where the sidewalk ends." Now, after a divorce and a daughter married and living on the other side of the continent I'm tired of knocking around in a five bedroom house so I'll sell in the spring and try to down size. Moving is never easy, but sometimes you gotta.
    Gerald Hecht
    22/10/2016 #21 Gerald Hecht
    #18 @Jim Murray and it has a beautiful saltwater pool...which probably partially explains the...lol
    Gerald Hecht
    22/10/2016 #20 Gerald Hecht
    #17 @Jim Murray I think I know too!
    Erroll -EL- Warner
    22/10/2016 #19 Erroll -EL- Warner
    Good luck. When I visit Canada for "Caribana" sometime I stayed in Scarborough and use the bus and rail into town. I know quite a few people living in Hamilton Ontario.
    Jim Murray
    21/10/2016 #18 Jim Murray
    #15 @Pascal Derrien. Yeah. it's gotten bigger and more jammed up with cars. There's also a lot more murders here than there ever have been. The real reason, beside a change is that our house is worth a lot more than the house we're buying. A lot.
    Jim Murray
    21/10/2016 #17 Jim Murray
    #16 Thanks @David B. Grinberg. Everybody keeps worrying about Trump becoming president. I never have. I have more faith in your country, and because I subscribe to the Good Old 80/20 Differential, you know what side of the he's on.
    David B. Grinberg
    21/10/2016 #16 David B. Grinberg
    Jim, are you sure this has nothing to do with the Toronto Blue Jays not being in the World Series? (lol). Seriously though, while I've never been to Toronto I've heard wonderful things about it. Plus, I figured if you lived there it had to be(Bee) good. Nonetheless, as I like to say: change is the only constant in life. With that in mind, Jim, it's St. Catharines today and Mars tomorrow (or in 10-20+ years)! Good luck with the move. Also, make some room for us in the USA just in case "you know who" magically becomes President and Americans must flee for greener pastures.
    Pascal Derrien
    21/10/2016 #15 Pascal Derrien
    Good luck with the move and all that :-) Have not been in Toronto in more than 20 years must have changed a lot :-)
    Gerald Hecht
    21/10/2016 #14 Gerald Hecht
    #8 @Laura Mikolaitis I heard about that ;-)
    Gerald Hecht
    21/10/2016 #13 Gerald Hecht
    @Jim Murray Maybe this will come in handy...🇨🇦 https://stcatharines.overdrive.com/media/1674919
  20. David B. Grinberg
    This is a "shout out" to all bees in Canada. The buzz is growing louder!
    David B. Grinberg
    Aurora Borealis Over Canada - Culture's Ways
    images.culturesways.com Most auroras occur in a band known as the auroral zone, which...
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  21. Paul Burge

    Paul Burge

    26/09/2016
    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge embark on their first royal tour with Prince George and Princess Charlotte in Canada
    Paul Burge
    The Royal Canadian Tour In Pictures
    www.vogue.co.uk See the family's first royal tour together in pictures...
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  22. Dean Owen

    Dean Owen

    20/09/2016
    Congratulations to all new beBee Brand Ambassadors:
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/after-our-visit-to-silicon-valley-new-ambassadors
    Dean Owen
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    Donald Grandy
    24/09/2016 #43 Donald Grandy
    Congratulations to an amazing group of Super Bee's
    Ali Anani
    24/09/2016 #42 Ali Anani
    Thank you Dean @Dean Owen and all commenters.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    21/09/2016 #40 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #38 Sounds a bit complicated @Dean Owen, hopefully you'll find a hack and be able to at least do live streaming. That sort of stinks for you.
    Dean Owen
    21/09/2016 #39 Dean Owen
    #35 Thanks Michelle. Glad to connect on Twitter @QuimojoTweets
    Dean Owen
    21/09/2016 #38 Dean Owen
    #34 I am not sure @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. Frederico is working on it. I changed my app store and iTunes store today to Hong Kong to see if the beBee app was available for download there, but I can't find it. I would need an App Store account in the US or Europe to download it.
    Michele Williams
    21/09/2016 #37 Michele Williams
    #36 Great. Thanks for joining, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher! I have both twitter handles on this list. Here is a link to the list that should work: https://twitter.com/MicheleWilliamz/lists/bebee-buzz?s=03
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    21/09/2016 #36 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #35 SWEET @Michele Williams! I will DM you and I can put it here too, I have my personal account and I made a twitter account for my stories hive. I can't believe how fast it's grown in just over a month since I created my stories profile. My personal: MiaLis79 beBe- bebee_stories
    Michele Williams
    21/09/2016 #35 Michele Williams
    I tweeted this wonderful announcement.  @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD wrote "All us Twitter fans need to keep promoting you!"
    I am putting together a list to track all tweets from bees and official bebee tweets. All Bees please DM me with your Twitter handle (@michelewilliamz). Then follow this to catch and retweet the great content from bebee and all its bees: Twitter list - Bebee Buzz http://buff.ly/2d3lThw.
    @Renée Cormier @Charlene Burke @debasish majumder @Donald Grandy @John Byler @RAVINDER VIJ @Manish Nair | Research Postgrad @WILLIAM C. BALLARD II @Milos Djukic @David Grinberg @Matt Sweetwood @Santiago Tomás Bellomo, @Victoria Lewin, @Samantha Appleyard, @Ray Looker @Vincent King @Bill SerGio The Infomercial King, @Mamen Delgado, @Franci Eugenia Hoffman @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian @Lisa Gallagher @Matt Sweetwood @David Grinberg, @Milos Djukic @Juan Imaz @Javier beBee @John White, MBA @Margaret Aranda, MD, PHD
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    21/09/2016 #34 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #25 How long will it be before you can do live streaming @Dean Owen? I had no idea the app was an issue too. Oh my auto tweets worked!! I couldn't have done this without @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian's help!
    Michele Williams
    21/09/2016 #33 Michele Williams
    Many congratulations to all!!!
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    21/09/2016 #32 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    What a great meme @Dean Owen And congratulations to all the Ambassadors!
    James McElearney
    21/09/2016 #30 James McElearney
    Congrats to everyone on that list, I have had brief encounters on here with just about all of you and i must say everyone of you deserve to have your names up there. great choices javier and juan, im certain these guys will help you grow your business well
    Cristiane Bittencourt Spinelli
    21/09/2016 #29 Cristiane Bittencourt Spinelli
    #3 Good News @Javier 🐝 beBee. Very good! Congratulations to the new ambassadors. happy for you @Franciane Nunes Paciência Torres . success for all ! Yupiiiii....
    Milos Djukic
    21/09/2016 #28 Anonymous
    #27 Thank you @David B. Grinberg, my dear friend. Your kindness is beyond doubt, but your speciality is a perfect strategic communication. These two skills are incredibly rare, particularly in social media, beBee should take this into account. Tell people you are great while they are "alive". Kind Regards, Milos
    David B. Grinberg
    21/09/2016 #27 David B. Grinberg
    Many congratulations to ALL the new ambassadors, this is great news @Javier 🐝 beBee and @John White, MBA ! I especially want to recognize my long-time dear friend @Milos Djukic (who I like to refer to as the "Brilliant Mind of Belgrade"). I also want to recognize @Pascal Derrien and @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, both of whom I have had the pleasure of interacting with here and on LinkedOut. Lastly, kudos to @Ashley Marie Taylor, who can hopefully bring more Millennials and members of Gen Z to beBee so that we can grow this important demographic of young people.
    Jim Murray
    20/09/2016 #26 Jim Murray
    That says it for me.
    Dean Owen
    20/09/2016 #25 Dean Owen
    #24 Great! For technical reasons due to the country I live in, I can't use Paul's app quite yet. Need a work around. Appreciate you tweet blasting on my behalf!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    20/09/2016 #24 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #21 Yes I am @Dean Owen. Paul has walked me through it 2 times. This will be my 5th person's scheduled tweet going out since I began using it. Hoping I did it right. It's different when you grab it from RT for twitter.
    Dean Owen
    20/09/2016 #23 Dean Owen
    #22 Thanks. The next one is going to be a bit of a squeeze! 😁
  23. ProducerPaul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Emulsification, Racism, and Getting Along
    Emulsification, Racism, and Getting AlongNicole Chardenet recently wrote a rant post titled "How's Your Privilege?" In it, she talks about how a Pakistani student complained about racism in Canada because she was assigned an idiot for a roommate."Idiot" may be too harsh a word. "Clueless"...
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    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    17/09/2016 #51 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #46 Yeah, I wouldn't swear at you.... mind you, I wouldn't sweat at you either. I guess auto-correct knows best
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    17/09/2016 #50 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #42 Lots of truth in that. Wish someone had said that to me when I was young.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    17/09/2016 #49 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #6 WoW. She's so cute! How Sweet that she makes it for you...I'm getting hungry. (Hugs)
    Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    11/09/2016 #48 Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    I like your take on this @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian. There is plenty of self righteous or self-centered blame to go around. The only caution I would add is there is a difference between in both when you are in the minority and in the majority. I believe those in the majority should make an effort to listen to the experience of those in the minority. We cannot understand their experience if we don't.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    11/09/2016 #47 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #43 Yeah. About that confession thing. Never understood the Roman Catholic approach. Convenient sure but I think the Jewish faith has a superior approach with an annual day of Atonement. While an avowed atheist I am not entirely against hedging my bets on occasion. Look out now...here comes a tag @Aurorasa Sima
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    11/09/2016 #46 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #44 You wouldn't 'sweat'? Thinkin' that's probably an auto-correct thing? @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian Nyah, nyah....tagged you again:)-
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    11/09/2016 #44 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #43 I wouldn't sweat at you,!!!!
    Aurorasa Sima
    11/09/2016 #43 Aurorasa Sima
    #39 Awhh .. you tagger. But I sinned too. I shared the post when it was brand new because I was the first commentator with a teeny tiny objection and I did not want the author to use swear words against me.

    Confessing is overrated. Not feeling better.
    Aurorasa Sima
    11/09/2016 #42 Aurorasa Sima
    I nearly missed this wonderful post. It has the same picture as another post and I nearly scrolled on. What stood out the most to me is that we spend too much time on issues that do not really matter.

    I should probably also take away that mature negotiations of compromises are the way to go. But that's when my learning resistance kicked in.

    One of my favorite quotes from a trainer that had tried to get through this learning resistance, Lester Karrass: "In business and in life you don't get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate".
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    11/09/2016 #41 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #37 sometimes, I think that just thinking is a lost art
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    11/09/2016 #40 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #38 lol, let the Nellies do what Nellies do, @Don 🐝 Kerr. I think the tagging issue is more for a ton of mentions for strictly promotional reasons. That CAN get annoying
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    11/09/2016 #39 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #23 That's simply a perception. You can never have too many Canadians. Now, Irish? That's a topic for debate;) @Pascal Derrien (oops, there I go tagging again!)
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    11/09/2016 #38 Don 🐝 Kerr
    Right. Right. Right. That is all. You may resume your normal duties. Well-reasoned and very polite Canuckistani rant my friend @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian (Jeez, hope it was ok to tag you like that. I'm pretty freakin' nervous about the nellies getting on my case._
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    11/09/2016 #37 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    I'm so glad this post came my way thru Twitter. I feel there is a need for maturity in disagreements and I am not referring to chronological years. Thinking before acting is becoming a lost art.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    10/09/2016 #36 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #32 Some people would call that "reverse discrimination", @Robert Cormack. It's not. It's just discrimination
    Gloria 🐝 🐾 💫 ☕ Ochoa
    10/09/2016 #35 Anonymous
    I see where this has annoyed you @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian ! Is this similar to the rule in a lunchroom at work: No cooking fish in the microwave (lol)

    I find that I sometimes have little tolerance for stupid things that honestly I wonder why it even has been acknowledge by entities such as CBC or any "real" News delivery feed, that should have better things to report on..this event I would expect to see in a Rag-Mag at the store along with "I Married The Terminator from Plant X". :)

    I think common courtesy and consideration of someone else that you share a small space (this world IS becoming much smaller isnt it?) is the bottom line for both dorm roomies and apparently were not taught that at home. I am worried for when they both have to go out into the real world after mommy and daddy pay for college and have to deal with real world issues that are undoubtedly more important...this squabble is just what it is: two babies that need a time out and a lesson in common respect for another. I have a feeling we may be seeing more of these gals on a reality show called: Who the Bleep Did I Room WIth or Killer Roomies (to compliment the weekend series: Snapped and Killer Women) #MissedTheLessonAtHome
    Charles David Upchurch
    10/09/2016 #34 Charles David Upchurch
    @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian I read all 3 posts: yours, the one from @Nicole Chardenet which started this conversation, and the one by @Ben Pinto. Until I got to yours, I knew I disagreed with many of the arguments, but It was your post which helped me to see why that was. Thank you for that clarity.
    I am not saying that I agree any more with your arguments about this than I do with the other two writers, but I think there is hope for mutual understanding.
    The three of you, not unlike the two roommates, have staked out positions, then argued out lines in the sand. As in the pre-eminent negotiation and conflict resolution manual "Getting to Yes" by Fisher and Ury...to prevent and resolve potential conflicts, it is important to look first for interests and values which we, the interacting parties, have in common. Positions almost always inform us of the potential differences between us, after which we argue or fight over the values and interests that were the separate BASIS for each party's choices about positions or territorial claims. That, of course, gets us precisely nowhere. The 60-year conflict between Israel and Palestine is a perfect example of this.
    In short, if what you are looking for is disagreements and the attendant social problems, stake positions. If what you want is to build on agreements and form alliances among diverse individuals or groups, be interested in what the others value.
    Ben Pinto
    10/09/2016 #33 Ben Pinto
    Thank you for sharing this Paul.
    Robert Cormack
    08/09/2016 #32 Robert Cormack
    No question, we had to get rid of Harper, but if we're comparing Justin to his father, Pierre never would have made that comment. As he would have put it, "We have no business in the bedrooms of feminists." There is nothing Justin will do—or can do—that will advance the feminist cause. He'll learn that feminists are divided, those who want equality, and those who want preferential treatment. Pierre would have recognized this division and essentially told feminists—like he would have told Black Lives Matter—reaching equality and tolerance is an incredible achievement. But "special status" in any matter reduces the equality of everyone else. I've been passed over many times because a company wanted (and expected) a woman. I've worked hard my whole life establishing what I hope is a reputation for doing good work. To be passed over because I'm not the right gender repeats a bias favouring one group over another (regardless of credentials). To say, "Well, it's about time, you had your chance, now move over," sounds heartless (as it should). I've lived as an equalitarian my whole life, believing we should all be judged on what we can do.
    Paul 🐝 Kearley
    08/09/2016 #31 Paul 🐝 Kearley
    That's so reminiscent of highschool politics @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian thanks for finding this utterly ridiculous fluff and making a solid point. But then again, that's the kind of magic we all expect from you!
  24. ProducerDonna-Luisa Eversley
    Canada - beBee-haven
    Canada - beBee-havenThe land of honey and words...This all started with the 4th of July and a feature on some of the USA writers / bloggers who inspire me on their blogging sites and bebee.comIt was the beginning of a thought, a mini light-bulb glowed. I'm always...
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    Javier 🐝 beBee
    07/10/2016 #56 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Great, we should open offices in Canada. We have a lot of queen bees and fan bees there ! I will not miss a beer with them !
    jesse kaellis
    07/10/2016 #55 jesse kaellis
    #52
    I'm dual, Donna-Luisa. I've lived about half and a half, half my life in the States and a little over half of the rest of it in Canada. I was born in Colorado and lived in NY, NJ, Cali, Nevada and mostly BC in Canada. I moved back up here to Canada in 2002 from LA. Canada offers an easier life. For me it does.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    07/10/2016 #54 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #53 The "kings," if you want to call the male that mates with the Queen Bee a "king," are actually drones.

    They mate then they die. I'm Ok with Queen... LOL
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    07/10/2016 #53 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #52 @Donna-Luisa Eversley yes because there is no king bees hahahah
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    07/10/2016 #52 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #51 @Javier 🐝 beBee I'm gonna guess it's the first time @Jim Murray @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian @Don 🐝 Kerr @Cory Galbraith @jesse kaellis and the other Canadian guys are being called Queen Bees... Haha 🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝 I sure love their honey #crownbeesqueen #👑
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    07/10/2016 #51 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Canadians are probably one of the most active bees. So I am grateful. They are queen bees !
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    05/10/2016 #50 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #47 I am all over that.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    04/10/2016 #49 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #47 Wow, well @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, can I go underground as a Canuck until @Don 🐝 Kerr or any other Canadian seconds... Hey Thanks @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, I'm gonna hide out on your side..haha😂😂😂😊🤗😎😌🙄🙈
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    04/10/2016 #48 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #47 Can a non-Canuck second the nomination? :) I'm a Canuck at heart.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    04/10/2016 #47 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Thanks for the shout out, Donna-Luisa, my favourite Trini.

    I hereby nominate you for honorary Canuckship!

    Who will second the nomination?
    Cory Galbraith
    12/09/2016 #46 Cory Galbraith
    #45 Good to know @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman. That is certainly encouraging to me.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    12/09/2016 #45 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #43 Please don't give it up. I enjoy your blog and I am a follower. I find your blog interesting, informative, organized and appealing to the eye.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    12/09/2016 #44 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #43 please don't...I've got an idea. :-)
    Cory Galbraith
    12/09/2016 #43 Cory Galbraith
    #42 Thanks for the encouragement @Donna-Luisa Eversley. I have been thinking of giving it up, but hanging in there!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    12/09/2016 #42 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #41 @Cory Galbraith Your blog is amazing. I would encourage anyone to check it out. Lets see how we can help take your blog into the world... I'm game! Thanks for stopping by...
    Cory Galbraith
    12/09/2016 #41 Cory Galbraith
    @Donna-Luisa Eversley, I am so honored to be mentioned in your list. You have been a supporter of mine for a while now, and often the only person to comment on my blog posts. That makes you a VIP in my books. Your own blog does extremely well and I congratulate you on building a very strong, dedicated following. Thanks for recognizing some of the voices here in Canada.
    Kevin Pashuk
    06/09/2016 #40 Kevin Pashuk
    #39 You keep denigrating Canadians, @Randy Keho but you keep coming back like a moth to a flame. You've obviously been lurking on our recent posts. And for the record, the most famous Canadian is... Wait a minute, that's a state secret. You know we don't like to brag.
    Randy Keho
    06/09/2016 #39 Randy Keho
    Don't yell at them, according to @Kevin Pashuk. They're apparently very sensitive, except for the ones who are going to be charged for emotional baggage on Air Canada, according to the buzz from @Jim Murray. How can you take these guys seriously? The most famous Canadian is a cartoon character named Dudley Do-Right of the Mounties.
    Laura Mikolaitis
    06/09/2016 #38 Laura Mikolaitis
    @Donna-Luisa Eversley what a fun post! All are significant contributors with their writing and it is so great of you to highlight them here via this forum.I grew up 30 minutes from the Canadian border (in the Thousand Islands region) and my husband and I spent our honeymoon in Montreal and Quebec City many moons ago. Lots of fond memories of traveling to Canada for sure, so highlighting these fine Canadian bloggers is all right in my book.
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    01/09/2016 #36 🐝 Fatima Williams
    Love your style and energy @Donna-Luisa Eversley you've got some of my favorite people here ! Whoohoo 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗
  25. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    29/08/2016
    Moto Music - Loverboy - Hot Girls in Love and a 1940 Ford Coupe

    PS as they are Canadian is 100 above Celsius ?!?!!? damn that is hot.
    Loverboy - Hot Girls In Love
    Loverboy - Hot Girls In Love Music video by Loverboy performing Hot Girls In Love. (C) 1983 Sony Music Entertainment (Canada)...
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