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Should you pay off your student loan as quickly as possible? Depends how much of it is interest-free

Articles of Interest   |   January 27, 2023

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Paying your student loan is no fun. Every month, money that could’ve been used towards regular expenses, investments or feel-good purchases is pulled away from your account. But is there a right amount of money... read more

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Venezuelan migrants left in limbo at U.S.-Mexico border eye path to Canada

Articles of Interest   |   January 16, 2023

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Tens of thousands of migrants desperate to cross the U.S.-Mexico border have no idea if or when they will be allowed in. Some are looking northward. As Venezuela’s economy collapsed, life got harder and harder... read more

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Canada violating rights of Indigenous peoples, immigration detainees, Human Rights Watch report says

Articles of Interest   |   January 13, 2023

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A new report from Human Rights Watch criticizes Canada for violating the rights of Indigenous people and immigration detainees, and for not doing enough to address human rights issues abroad. The latest edition of the... read more

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Canada, U.S. reach workaround deal on Nexus application backlog, agree to missile deal for Ukraine

Articles of Interest   |   January 11, 2023

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Canada and the United States have reached a workaround deal in a dispute over the popular Nexus trusted traveller system, one of several announcements that came out of Tuesday’s North American Leaders’ Summit in Mexico City.... read more

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Financial decisions that cause the most regret

Articles of Interest   |   January 11, 2023

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We on the Globe and Mail personal finance team have our favourite contacts – the people we like to talk to the most because they offer value for our readers in clarity, insight and integrity.... read more

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New Canadian laws for 2023 and how they’ll affect you

Articles of Interest   |   January 5, 2023

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A new year brings new rules. As of Jan. 1 and throughout the year, a slew of new laws will come into effect, including changes on who can buy homes in Canada, increases to hourly... read more

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Loons are slowly disappearing. Researchers want Canadians to help them find out why

Articles of Interest   |   January 4, 2023

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Every morning in the summertime, Peter Penlington brings a cup of coffee down to the dock at his home in Bancroft, Ont., to watch the pair of loons that call the lake home. They like... read more

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How ChatGPT, other AI tools could change the way students learn

Articles of Interest   |   December 19, 2022

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Experts say artificial-intelligence programs, such as ChatGPT, could usher in new methods of educational assessment and curriculum that test creativity, though students will also have to develop literacy for the technology’s limitations and biases. ChatGPT... read more

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New Brunswick introduces changes to French immersion program

Articles of Interest   |   December 16, 2022

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New Brunswick students entering kindergarten and Grade 1 will spend half their day learning French, and the other half in English class starting this fall as the country’s only officially bilingual province looks to dismantle... read more

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Ottawa to invest $800M in four Indigenous-led conservation efforts across Canada

Articles of Interest   |   December 8, 2022

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The federal government will spend up to $800-million over seven years on four Indigenous-led conservation initiatives, in a high-profile move to kick off a crucial international biodiversity summit. The funding, announced Wednesday in Montreal, is... read more

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Census shows high rate of undergraduate and college education among Canadians, but complex trends lie behind it

Articles of Interest   |   December 5, 2022

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More than half of Canada’s working-age population has graduated from either university or college, the highest proportion in the G7 industrialized countries, according to the latest data from the 2021 census. The share of post-secondary... read more

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Canada wants to welcome 500,000 immigrants a year by 2025. Can our country keep up?

Articles of Interest   |   November 30, 2022

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Policy makers say higher immigration is necessary to fuel Canada’s economic growth, and in particular, to ease labour shortages, but with a population boom comes growing pains. Every year, Canada adds a big city –... read more

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No lights, no heat, no WiFi: Ukraine remains resilient despite hardships inflicted by Russia

Articles of Interest   |   November 25, 2022

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The waitress smiled apologetically as she discussed the breakfast offerings at Idealist, a popular café in one of Kyiv’s most affluent neighbourhoods. The power was on, so they could make anything that involved a frying... read more

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Artemis I launch reignites dreams of a human presence on the moon

Articles of Interest   |   November 18, 2022

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The 26-day mission around the moon and back marks a critical step by the U.S. space agency. Like a powerful beacon lighting the way to a distant shore, the Artemis I spacecraft sliced across the... read more

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From groceries to auto loans, here’s how much more it costs to live right now

Articles of Interest   |   November 10, 2022

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Canadians’ wallets are feeling the bite on two sides: soaring prices and rising borrowing costs. We crunched the numbers to show how much more they’re paying. The financial double bite is everywhere. A stick of... read more

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