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Economy, Health, Society

Black market pot getting cheaper, legal pot more expensive

It was supposed to dry up the black market of cannabis and a source of important funds for criminal groups. At least that was one of the hopes, if not a goal, of the Liberal government when it legalised recreational» 

Economy, Environment, Health, Politics, Society

Pot tax: Figures are in on cannabis revenue for governments

Statistics Canada, the federal statistics agency is reporting on revenues that governments in Canada have gained since recreational use of cannabis was legalised. In round figures Provincial governments took in $79 million in excise taxes, and the federal government $19» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

English Canadian book sales drop dramatically

Over the last 13 years, Canadian publishers have seen a drop of more than 50 per cent in the sale of books by Canadian authors, according to a recent report. The More Canada report found books written by Canadians make» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Health, Politics, Society

Ontario: Buck A Beer in effect

Cheaper beer arrives in Canada’s most populous province It’s here, cheaper beer!  It was a campaign promise during the recent provincial election in Ontario, and now the recently elected Premier Doug Ford has made it a reality. Alcohol sales and» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology

Canada: Sales of electric vehicles and hybrids continue to grow

As more and more automakers join the fray, the choice of EV’s or hybrids for consumers continues to grow. Sales are now reflecting a greater move towards such vehicles. From the tiny Smart Fourtwo Electric (starting at $29,050) to the» 


Home sales, prices drop in Greater Toronto Area

Home sales in the Greater Toronto Area dropped by 40.4 per cent in July compared to the same month in 2016, according to the Toronto Real Estate Board. The average selling price of all homes was $746,218 and while that» 

Arts and Entertainment, Health, Politics, Society

Pot shops open in Montreal

Mark Emery, a well-known marijuana advocate, the so-called “prince of pot”, and his wife Jodie, have taken a bold step, and have issued a challenge of sorts. The couple who own the brand name “Cannabis Culture” have opened eight marijuana» 


Commercial property sales soar in Vancouver

While the residential housing market cools in the western city of Vancouver, commercial property sales have jumped. The Remax real estate company reports that 1,464 commercial properties sold in the first half of 2016 compared to 1,138 in the same» 

Economy, Society

No downturn for luxury houses in Canada

It seems that there is no trouble finding buyers for multi-million dollar homes in Canada’s major cities. A recent press release by the Re/Max real estate firm shows a hot market for houses costing $3-million and up. Recent additional taxes» 


Housing sales soar in Toronto, drop in Vancouver

Housing sales jumped in Toronto in September while at the same time they decreased in Vancouver, leading to speculation that some foreign buyers may have shifted their focus from one city to the other. The number of sales in the»