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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» 

Uncategorized

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, 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 and 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» 

Society

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» 

Society

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» 

Economy, International

Record fuel prices, but Canadians still buying

Gasoline prices across Canada are reaching record prices, but surprisingly this has not greatly affected sales. Across the country prices range from a low of around $1.30 per litre to highs of around $1.60 and higher, which are record prices» 

Economy, Politics

Minimum wage increase: fallout continues, controversy grows

Workers say businesses are penalising them for the minimum wage increase Across Canada, there are vast number of full time employees who are earning the “minimum wage” as set by provincial legislations. The amount varies from province to province and» 

Society

Tourism in Canada up an expected 3 per cent in 2017

Anniversary celebrations, a brighter economy and a low Canadian dollar are expected to have boosted overnight visits to Canada by 3.1 per cent in 2017, according to the Conference Board of Canada. Tourism is expected to grow again next year»