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‘Debtpocalypse’ now? Stress levels about money are soaring, and so are consumer insolvencies

In the News   |   November 22, 2019

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The financial health of Canadian households took a big hit this year and worse may be ahead in 2020. A national survey of financial wellness shows an upsurge in the number of people who are... read more

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Deputy PM Freeland to oversee relations with U.S. and provinces in Trudeau’s new cabinet

In the News   |   November 21, 2019

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Justin Trudeau is leaning heavily on one of his star performers from his last cabinet, Chrystia Freeland, as he seeks to promote national unity, improve relations with China and address concerns over environmental and economic... read more

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It’s a Canadian value for parents to help pay for their children’s university or college education

In the News   |   November 20, 2019

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If there’s a student debt problem in Canada, don’t blame parents. Postsecondary tuition fees have generally been rising faster than inflation in recent years, and the average grad who borrowed owes roughly $26,000 to $28,000.... read more

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More than 3,000 CN workers on strike, shutting down Canada’s biggest rail network

In the News   |   November 19, 2019

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More than 3,000 Canadian National Railway Co. train operators went on strike just past midnight on Tuesday morning, shutting down Canada’s largest rail network. The workers, represented by Teamsters Canada Rail Conference, and CN failed... read more

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Canadian universities urge exchange students in Hong Kong to return home as protests escalate on campuses

In the News   |   November 18, 2019

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Canadian universities are advising their students on exchange programs in Hong Kong to return home, a result of the escalating violence on college campuses in the city racked by increasingly violent anti-government protests. Several universities... read more

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Our overspending problem explained: We don’t say ‘I can’t afford it’ any more

In the News   |   November 15, 2019

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If you’re feeling anxiety about your personal finances, Kelley Keehn feels your pain. Ms. Keehn, an Edmonton native, has spent the past 15 years writing and talking about money. She has a positive, practical style... read more

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Trump pushed for ‘crazy’ plan to trade military aid for probes into Biden, U.S. diplomat says in hearing

In the News   |   November 14, 2019

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In the first public hearing Wednesday of the U.S. congressional impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump, more evidence was added to the growing case against the President, reinforcing his central role in pressing Ukraine to discredit... read more

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Got $4,000? This might be the best guaranteed return you’ll get anywhere

In the News   |   November 13, 2019

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High up on the list of lamest money mistakes is keeping a high balance in a chequing account. Chequing accounts pay trace levels of interest, at best. Better to keep big balances in a high-rate... read more

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Don Cherry, fired by Sportsnet, hated any changes to hockey – and his imaginary Canada

In the News   |   November 12, 2019

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Back when people still thought of him as the prototype of perfect Canadianness, Don Cherry’s son, Tim, tried to explain his father’s appeal. “I think he never takes a politically correct stance … and people... read more

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From scientific revolution to alien life: what the transit of Mercury really means

In the News   |   November 11, 2019

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It was just a tiny black dot, but when Pierre Gassendi saw it projected on a screen in his darkened Paris apartment, he knew he was making history. The dot was the planet Mercury and... read more

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Royal Canadian Legion partners with Fortnite to teach military history for Remembrance Day

In the News   |   November 8, 2019

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Ahead of Remembrance Day, the Royal Canadian Legion hopes to teach children about the sacrifices men and women in this country have made in conflicts dating to the First World War with a game, one... read more

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French immersion causes two-tier school system, data show

In the News   |   November 7, 2019

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As parents increasingly choose French immersion, new data from one Ontario school board show that the program is creating a two-tiered system, with new Canadians, children from low-income families and students with special needs overrepresented... read more

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This is how much time you should carve out of your busy schedule to look after your personal finances

In the News   |   November 6, 2019

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Among the ways to shame people into paying more attention to their money is to question how much time they spend on matters of personal finance. This leads to comparisons of how much time people... read more

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Elizabeth May resigns as Green Party leader after 13 years, plans to remain MP

In the News   |   November 5, 2019

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After more than a decade as one of the most recognizable advocates for the environment in Canada, Elizabeth May announced Monday she has resigned as leader of the Green Party. Ms. May rose in federal... read more

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Refugee advocates set to challenge Canada’s border pact with U.S. in Federal Court

In the News   |   November 4, 2019

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Refugee advocates and lawyers are taking the federal government to court Monday to argue that Canada should allow asylum claimants to seek protection at all official land border crossings because, they say, the United States... read more

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