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Economy, Health, Politics, Society

COVID-19: At home, bored, stressed, some Canadians drinking more

As emergency health requirements mean many businesses are closed, and people asked to stay home a new survey finds alcohol consumption has increased. A poll commissioned by the Canadian Centre for Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA)  shows that Canadians are »


Nunavut increases minimum wage, becomes highest in Canada

Nunavut is increasing its minimum wage from $13 to $16 an hour, according to an announcement on Thursday, from the territory’s Minister of Justice, Jeannie Ehaloak  The increase will go into effect on April 1.  “With this increase, Nunavut will »

The Link

The LINK Online, Dec. 6,7,8, 2019

Your hosts, Terry, Levon, and Marc (video of show at bottom) GTA immigrants have trouble climbing corporate ladder: report An examination of statistics from major corporations and businesses located in the Greater Toronto Area showed a very low percentage of »

Economy, Society

Toronto housing prices- no bursting bubble in sight

As housing prices continue to rise quickly across Canada, Toronto remains the hottest market with no end in sight. Literally for years experts have been saying the “bubble” will burst soon and prices will drop.  There’s been no sign of »

Immigration & Refugees

Asylum claims tripled over two years

The number of people who requested refugee status in Canada more than tripled from 2015 to 2017, according to figures analysed by the government. The number rose from 16,058 to 50,389. But the pace of growth slowed with 55,023 asylum »


Record number of tourists visit Canada in 2018

A record 21.3 million travellers came to Canada in 2018, reports Destination Canada, a national marketing organization. The tourism sector accounts for 745,300 jobs and contributes an estimated $102.5 billion dollars. Many travellers come from the United States, but this »

Environment & Animal Life, International

Monarch rebound could be a one-off, warns biologist

Monarch butterflies number appear to to have grown dramatically, but a wildlife biologist says Canada should step up efforts to help them. The iconic, orange and black insect migrates 5,000 km from Canada and the northern United States in October »

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Already high internet prices going up in Canada

Canadians pay some of the highest prices in the industrialized world for home internet and mobile phone data plans, and those prices are going up again soon. “Canadians…pay about two to three times as the market leaders in OECD for »


New stamps are pretty but more expensive

Canada Post has issued a new set of stamps featuring spectacular scenes from different parts of the country at the same time as the cost of  mailing a letter increases. The issue is the second set of stamps in the »


Food prices to increase faster than salaries

A new study suggests the average Canadian family of four will spend 3.5 per cent more for food in 2019 and other sources suggest salaries will only go up by 2.6 per cent. The hike in food prices is going »