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Spike in international student asylum claims an abuse of study permits, experts warn

In the News   |   April 22, 2024

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Asylum claims by international students have risen more than 1,500 per cent in the past five years, figures obtained by The Globe and Mail show, as experts warn that the study-permit system is being exploited... read more

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A federal budget personal finance report card

In the News   |   April 19, 2024

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An unpopular government takes on today’s biggest personal finance challenges in the federal budget released Tuesday. Here’s a report card that grades the budget on how it affects you and your household. Taxes: C- The headline budget... read more

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Israel launches retaliatory strike on Iran: reports

In the News   |   April 19, 2024

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Five days after Iran launched a barrage of drones and missiles, Israel struck back early Friday morning, with Iranian media reporting blasts near two cities, including near an air force base. The Israeli counterattack comes... read more

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Trudeau casts doubt on CSIS intelligence about Chinese interference in 2019, 2021 elections

In the News   |   April 12, 2024

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau discounted the effectiveness of Chinese election interference and questioned the reliability of intelligence by Canada’s spy agency about Beijing-directed influence operations during testimony at the public inquiry into foreign meddling. Mr.... read more

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Total solar eclipse stuns sky-gazers with momentary plunge into darkness

In the News   |   April 9, 2024

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It was the show that kept weather forecasters guessing and then graced the fortunate with an unforgettable finale. On Monday, the moon’s shadow raced across North America as anticipated, dousing daylight and drawing eyes to... read more

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Canada lost 8.6 million hectares of forest in 2023, more than 90% due to wildfires

In the News   |   April 4, 2024

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Canada lost a record 8.6 million hectares of forest last year – more than 90 per cent of that owing to wildfire, according to an analysis released Thursday. The satellite-derived data, produced by researchers at the University... read more

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Trudeau announces budget funding for national school food program

In the News   |   April 3, 2024

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised the coming federal budget would include funding for a national school food program that advocates say is needed to support schools and community groups struggling to provide nutritious meals to children.... read more

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Four Ontario school boards sue social-media giants for products that harm students’ behaviour and education

In the News   |   March 28, 2024

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Four of Canada’s largest school boards are suing the companies behind social-media platforms Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat and TikTok, accusing them of negligently designing products that disrupt learning and rewire student behaviour while leaving educators to... read more

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Bank of Canada warns of low productivity ‘emergency,’ making it harder to control inflation

In the News   |   March 27, 2024

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The Bank of Canada issued a stark warning about the country’s weak labour productivity and low levels of business investment on Tuesday, saying the situation is an emergency that makes it harder to control inflation... read more

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Is the no-spend challenge like a crash diet? Not if it’s done right

In the News   |   March 25, 2024

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No skin care, no clothes, no cosmetics, no takeout, no Ubers (except at night) and no Amazon orders: Those are just some of the rules that Emily Kierstead enforced during her no-spend month recently. Despite... read more

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Should your teenager have a part-time job? It’s about more than money

In the News   |   March 20, 2024

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A part-time job can be a rite of passage for kids, their first taste of earning a paycheque. But having a job in high school is about so much more than just having money to... read more

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How investing small sums in her teens gave this advisor a financial edge later in life

In the News   |   March 15, 2024

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In the Behind the Advice series, Globe Advisor asks advisors about their relationship with money from a young age, lessons learned over the years, and how their experiences influence the advice they give clients. Ida... read more

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As Putin claims victory in sham Russian election, Yulia Navalnaya steps in as his chief opponent

In the News   |   March 15, 2024

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Two things were on display as Russia’s stage-managed presidential election drew to a close: Vladimir Putin’s disregard for democracy, and the growing clout of his new chief nemesis, Yulia Navalnaya. The official results of the... read more

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What’s going on in Haiti? Latest news from a Caribbean nation in crisis

In the News   |   March 12, 2024

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Gangs battle to wrest control of Port-au-Prince from an absent Prime Minister, leaving Haitians in harm’s way. Check back here for continuing developments. Latest updates Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry, locked out of his country... read more

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Five places parents can cut costs - and the kids won’t even notice

In the News   |   March 11, 2024

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When you are knee-deep in parenting, it’s easy to get caught up in the cycle of spending on everything from toys and electronics to sports activities and clothing. After all, kids have never been more expensive,... read more

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