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The other immigration problem: Too much talent is leaving Canada

In the News   |   February 16, 2024

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Surging immigration numbers are top-of-mind for Canadians. But as we reconsider targets for newcomers and address pain points such as housing, we also need to pay attention to talent retention. Tens of thousands of people... read more

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Explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton wanted to move to Canada and become Canadian

Articles of Interest   |   February 16, 2024

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The renowned polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton was planning to move to Canada and become a Canadian, and even bought land here, it emerged Thursday as a plaque in his honour was unveiled in Westminster... read more

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How buying a car can wreck your mortgage application and cost you the house you want

In the News   |   February 9, 2024

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Given how expensive cars have become, perhaps you’ve put off buying one. But if you’re looking to buy a home, you should know that borrowing money for a car purchase can throw a wrench into... read more

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Feeding teenagers is expensive. Here are some money-saving grocery tips for parents

In the News   |   February 5, 2024

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Everyone is feeling the pain of higher food costs, especially families with multiple mouths to feed. Grocery bills have soared as food costs rose more than 20 per cent over the past three years. And parents whose... read more

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Cineplex pulls South Indian film screenings after incidents of threats, intimidation and talk of turf war

In the News   |   January 31, 2024

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Movie exhibitors including Cineplex Inc. (CGX-T -0.60% decrease) have pulled screenings of a South Indian-language film across Canada after individuals opened fire at four cinemas in the Greater Toronto Area last week, the latest incidents... read more

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Of course, Gen Zs and millennials can retire comfortably. Here are five steps to make it happen

In the News   |   January 23, 2024

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To retire comfortably, you need to invest in your 20s and 30s. Not necessarily with money, though. Early contributions to retirement savings are outstandingly helpful, but hard to manage in a time of inflation and... read more

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New year, new policies: what’s changing for personal finance in 2024

In the News   |   January 11, 2024

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In the new year, a host of new rules and regulations is coming into effect from different jurisdictions across the country. We compiled a list of some of the noteworthy changes that’ll impact your personal... read more

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Canadians want their governments to tackle poverty, but nobody can agree on what to do

Articles of Interest   |   January 11, 2024

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In Canada, poverty is a half-full, hall-empty glass kind of situation. On the positive side, the poverty rate has declined to 7.4 per cent in 2021 from 14 per cent in 2015, according to the... read more

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Five ways to curb gift buying, so the holidays don’t end with a financial hangover

In the News   |   December 22, 2023

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While family get-togethers, celebrations with friends and messages of joy and peace are the Hallmark moments of Christmas, financial strain is also a reality. In a recent poll, about half of Canadians said that thinking about holiday... read more

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Food costs for typical family of four projected to rise by $700 in 2024, report says

In the News   |   December 7, 2023

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Food prices will continue to rise in 2024, with the average family of four expected to pay $700 more for groceries over the next year, according to an annual report on grocery prices. Canada’s Food... read more

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Will it cost you $350,000 to raise a child? There’s the easy math and then there’s the right math

In the News   |   December 4, 2023

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A study that pegged the cost of raising a child in Canada at more than $350,000 made headlines in October. Why? In part because it’s the first official data on the topic in more than a decade... read more

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Ottawa agrees to $100-million deal with Google to keep news on platform

In the News   |   November 30, 2023

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The federal government and Google have reached an agreement after months of fraught negotiations over the Online News Act, with the tech giant agreeing to pay $100-million a year to Canadian news organizations. The deal... read more

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York University suspends at least three employees after charges in Indigo store vandalism

In the News   |   November 28, 2023

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A York University sociology professor who studies protests and at least two other employees of the school have been placed on leave from their jobs after they were charged in connection with hate-motivated mischief over... read more

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Data-driven project looks to make ice time more equitable at hockey rinks across Canada

In the News   |   November 27, 2023

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When Amy Laski, founder of a tween girls’ hockey league, went looking for ice time earlier this year, it led her to an almost equally difficult task – trying to access data on who uses... read more

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Six highlights from the fall economic statement as Canadians struggle with affordability issues

In the News   |   November 22, 2023

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The federal government unveiled its 2023 fall economic statement on Tuesday, with promises of new spending to help build affordable homes, support renters and clamp down on Airbnbs. Here are some of the highlights. Incentives... read more

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