This is how Canada’s inflation rate could be reduced

Year-on-year, CPI inflation was 6.7% in March. In other words, average prices for consumer goods and services in March were 6.7% higher than in March 2021 – a rate well above the 2% target and the highest since the start of 1991. Under pressure from economists and financiers, Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem seems … Read more

The housing market is cooling. Should you buy now or wait to see if prices drop?

Braydon Hooper is ready to buy a house. He wants a two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo in Toronto and expects to get a good deal as the city’s real estate market adjusts to rising interest rates and falling sales. “I’m hoping to find someone who’s been in the market longer than they’d like and is willing to … Read more

Rat population ‘exploding’ near TCHC building garbage enclosure, neighbors worried

Guess who’s coming to dinner? Rats – lots of them – to feast on leftovers that don’t end up in the bin of a dumpster. It probably comes as no surprise to many readers that Toronto was in 2021 considered Ontario’s most failed city, according to Orkin, a major pest control company that tallies the … Read more

From rural Ireland to downtown Toronto, the stories told by Colin Barrett are beginning to reflect his life

Given the close association with Ireland in his writings, many readers might be surprised to learn that Colin Barrett is originally from Canada. The author, who has spent most of his life in Ireland, is actually a dual Irish-Canadian citizen, born in Fort McMurray, Alberta. “My earliest memories are of being here,” says Barrett, who … Read more

From rural Ireland to downtown Toronto, the stories Colin Barrett tells are beginning to reflect his life

Given the close association with Ireland in his writings, many readers might be surprised to learn that Colin Barrett is originally from Canada. The author, who has spent most of his life in Ireland, is actually a dual Irish-Canadian citizen, born in Fort McMurray, Alberta. “My earliest memories are of being here,” says Barrett, who … Read more

Stephen Lecce apologizes for frat boy’s ‘slave auction’

As the NDP calls for his resignation, Progressive Conservative MP Stephen Lecce has apologized for participating in a “slave auction” when he was a university student. Lecce, who is education minister in Doug Ford’s Conservative government, helped raise funds for the fraternity at Western University 16 years ago. “The 2006 event was inappropriate and in … Read more

How much do you need to earn to buy a house in Toronto? More than you think

So you want to own a home in Toronto. How much do you need to earn to enter the market? Much more than you did just six months ago, according to mortgage broker James Laird. The average home price in the GTA reached $1.25 million in April. That means if you want to buy an … Read more

How much do you need to earn to buy a house in Toronto? More than you think

So you want to own a home in Toronto. How much do you need to earn to enter the market? Much more than you did just six months ago, according to mortgage broker James Laird. The average home price in the GTA reached $1.25 million in April. That means if you want to buy an … Read more

How much do you need to earn to buy a house in Toronto? More than you think

So you want to own a home in Toronto. How much do you need to earn to enter the market? Much more than you did just six months ago, according to mortgage broker James Laird. The average home price in the GTA reached $1.25 million in April. That means if you want to buy an … Read more

Ottawa must close gaps in abortion services for Canadian women

Some Canadians will be surprised to learn that access to abortion services is not a given for all women in this country. If they live in, say, New Brunswick or many rural areas, it can be difficult to get an abortion. Services are concentrated in cities, so women may have to travel hundreds of miles … Read more