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New car 101: Expert tips and advice for buying a new vehicle in Canada

In the News   |   January 27, 2023

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There’s no easy way to buy a new car. They’re expensive, and the process is stressful and time-consuming. The good news is there have never been more resources available to help buyers make informed decisions. A... read more

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Vaccine hesitancy, COVID conspiracies led to thousands of deaths, high cost for health care system, report finds

In the News   |   January 26, 2023

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Vaccine hesitancy, fuelled by misinformation and conspiracy theories, led to thousands of unnecessary deaths and hospital stays and cost the health care system at least $300-million during two COVID-19 waves in 2021, according to a report that... read more

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Hitting children is still legal in Canada. These lawmakers want to change that

In the News   |   January 24, 2023

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Not on the head. Not with a belt, ruler or other object. Not if a child is younger than 2 or older than 12. Not if a child has disabilities that inhibit their understanding. Only... read more

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Behind the high-tech hunt for the Russian bombers targeting Ukrainian civilians

In the News   |   January 23, 2023

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As soon as Artem Starosiek heard that a Russian Kh-22 missile had slammed into an apartment block in his hometown of Dnipro, he immediately felt he knew who was behind it: Colonel Oleg Timoshyn and Russia’s... read more

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Ottawa, provinces close to 10-year deal to fund health care

In the News   |   January 20, 2023

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Ottawa and the provinces and territories are inching closer toward a 10-year funding deal that would provide a hefty increase in federal health transfers, along with bilateral financial agreements in areas such as long-term care.... read more

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Canada to send 200 more armoured vehicles to Ukraine as Kyiv stresses need for tanks

In the News   |   January 19, 2023

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Ukrainian Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov thanked Canada on Wednesday for its donation of 200 additional armoured personnel carriers – but made it clear that his country’s biggest need remains main battle tanks. Speaking alongside Defence... read more

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China’s economic growth in 2022 among worst in decades as country posts first population decline since 1960s

In the News   |   January 17, 2023

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The Chinese economy grew by 3 per cent in 2022, the second-lowest rate since the 1970s, missing an official target of “around 5.5 per cent,” as COVID controls and other headwinds continued to drag on... read more

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Five technology trends driving the workplace in 2023 – and beyond

In the News   |   January 16, 2023

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We want the latest computers, software and gadgets to make work life easier. However, too much technology can be overwhelming – and nobody likes change for the sake of change. Many organizations are continuing to... read more

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The Supreme Court’s winter session started Tuesday. Here are the biggest cases on the docket

In the News   |   January 10, 2023

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The Supreme Court’s influence over Canada’s shape and future as a federation highlights the winter session beginning Tuesday, which also includes major cases on Indigenous rights and sexual assault. The federal government has given itself... read more

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An end-of-year news quiz: How well do you remember 2022?

In the News   |   January 5, 2023

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Jeffrey Simpson is the author of eight books and the former national affairs columnist for The Globe and Mail. Questions 1. Marvin Lee Aday died at the age of 74. His best-known hit song was Bat... read more

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A playlist of 2022 personal finance hits that will be heard again this year, unfortunately

In the News   |   December 21, 2022

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The greatest hits in personal finance – or rather, to personal finance – this year were like punches to the face. Why linger over a year of blows? The reason is that we’re heading into... read more

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Jan. 6 committee calls for criminal charges against Trump

In the News   |   December 20, 2022

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A congressional committee is recommending the Justice Department pursue four criminal charges against Donald Trump over his bid to overturn the 2020 election result, pushing prosecutors to take legal action against the former U.S. president... read more

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COP15 delegates adopt historic agreement to protect nature’s biodiversity

In the News   |   December 19, 2022

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Delegates at COP15, the United Nations biodiversity conference in Montreal, reached a historic agreement early Monday to boost prospects for the long-term survival of the natural world and those who depend on it. If fully implemented, the... read more

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This is the age when young people should get a first credit card

In the News   |   December 16, 2022

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Do personal finance writers ever change their minds about the right things to do? For sure. Several years back, I reversed course on young adults having credit cards before they started working. I now think... read more

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Renting is a personal finance dumpster fire, yet it’s also the hottest trend in housing

In the News   |   December 15, 2022

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For a country that worships home ownership, we have a surprisingly diverse and fast-growing population of renters. The percentage of people renting increased in every age group over the past decade, an RBC Economics report says. While young... read more

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