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Economy, Society

Young Canadians priced out of home buying

A new report basically confirms what a lot of young Canadians already know. They can’t afford to buy a home. The report by Sutton Eaves and Dr. Paul Kershaw of UBC’s School of Population and Public Health shows that house» 

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Chinese Canadians react to Hong Kong extradition law

Huge crowds continue to demonstrate in Hong Kong over a proposal to enable extradition to China. Hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong residents continue to protest over fears of the implications of the proposed bill.  They say it could mean» 

Economy, Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Reaction to Canada’s plan to ban single-use plastics (interview)

The Prime Minister announced yesterday that Canada will ban certain types of plastics starting in 2021. This is to cut down on plastic pollution in the environment which has been seen to harm birds and marine life, and the massive» 

Economy, Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

‘Super-weeds’- a new and growing problem for farming

You’ve heard of antibiotic resistant “super-bugs”, now we have herbicide resistant “super-weeds” We have long been hearing about the very serious concern of anti-biotic resistant bacteria, but farmers around the world are facing a similar type of problem. Weeds are» 

Economy, Politics

Leadership shakeup at Canadian engineering giant SNC-Lavalin

The Canadian construction and engineering giant at the centre of a political scandal that shook the Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, announced a major leadership shakeup Tuesday. SNC-Lavalin said that its chief executive Neil Bruce is retiring from» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Society

Canada announces plans to ban single-use plastics

Details and products targetted still to come People around the world are becoming aware of the massive problem caused by plastic products, especially single-use plastics. Today Canada’s Prime Minister announced that Canada will ban single use plastic products as of» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Health, Society

An Ontario first: cannabis friendly vacation resort

One wonders what Sir Sam Hughes would think.  One hundred years ago this year, this highly controversial former Minister of Militia, completed his luxury vacation home in the Haliburton Highlands of Ontario. Long since a popular vacation resort in Ontario’s» 

Economy

Canada adds 27,700 jobs in May, unemployment rate falls to record low

The Canadian economy added 27,700 jobs in May pushing the unemployment rate to its lowest level since comparable data become available in 1976, Statistics Canada reported Friday. The unemployment rate was down 0.3 percentage points to 5.4 per cent, as the number of» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Politics, Society

Alcohol and austerity: Ontario government takes action

Canada’s most populous province, is also one of the most indebted political jurisdictions in the world. After years of Liberal government, citizens opted for change with the Progressive Conservative party headed by former Toronto city councillor Doug Ford. He had» 

Economy, Environment, Health, International, Society

Some microplastic for dinner? (You’ve already had some today)

As weird as that sounds, it seems that we are consuming, and breathing, measurable amounts of microplastic daily. Plastic is not natural and is never absorbed into the environment. It merely breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces, until they’re»