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Alberta’s sovereignty act has been introduced by Premier Danielle Smith. Here’s what you need to know

In the News   |   December 1, 2022

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On Tuesday, Alberta Premier Danielle Smith introduced her controversial sovereignty act. The proposed legislation, if approved, would give Alberta’s cabinet wide-ranging powers to amend provincial laws and order government agencies, cities and other entities to refuse to enforce... 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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Black Friday deals are extra good this year as retailers look to draw down inventory before end of holiday season

In the News   |   November 24, 2022

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Excess inventory and fears of a looming recession are leading retailers to offer bigger and longer-than-usual Black Friday deals across North America. After struggling to keep the shelves stocked because of global supply chain snags... read more

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Cities’ downtown cores are hollowing out, but small towns and suburbs tell a different story

In the News   |   November 23, 2022

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The downtowns of most major Canadian cities are still facing a substantial dip in foot traffic compared with prepandemic norms – but the opposite is true of smaller towns and suburbs within commutable distance of... read more

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Use of the Emergencies Act was necessary, CSIS director testifies at inquiry

In the News   |   November 22, 2022

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The director of Canada’s spy agency advised Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to invoke the Emergencies Act to end last winter’s convoy protests, despite the fact that the blockades did not meet the CSIS definition of a national... read more

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Ottawa sends clear message on environment and Indigenous rights by rejecting Baffinland’s iron ore expansion plans in Arctic

In the News   |   November 18, 2022

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The federal government has blocked Baffinland Iron Mines Corp.’s plans for a massive production increase in Nunavut, sending a strong message to the mining industry that any future large resource development in the Far North must... read more

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Donald Trump announces 2024 presidential bid

In the News   |   November 16, 2022

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Donald Trump has formally launched his bid to return to the White House in 2024, even as he faces a criminal investigation into his efforts to overturn the last presidential election and just one week... read more

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High interest rates are an assault on young Canadians

In the News   |   November 15, 2022

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There is no way that interest rates can rise sharply without a high degree of unfairness in how people are affected. Take borrowers and savers, for example. If you owe a lot on a mortgage, rising rates can increase... read more

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Democrats retain control of U.S. Senate, allowing Biden to push ahead with agenda

In the News   |   November 14, 2022

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The Democrats have held on to the U.S. Senate, continuing the party’s surprising showing in midterm elections and making it easier to push forward President Joe Biden’s policy agenda. Victories in Nevada and Arizona, confirmed over the... read more

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Justin Trudeau rejected idea of negotiating on government policy during convoy protests, referred to ‘armed insurrection’

In the News   |   November 11, 2022

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shot down the idea of negotiating changes to government policy and referred to an “armed insurrection” during discussions about convoy protests, according to notes tabled with the Emergencies Act inquiry on... 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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For the sake of their financial future, young people should leave Toronto and Vancouver

In the News   |   November 3, 2022

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Two of our biggest cities are an affordability trap for young adults. Without six-figure incomes or well-off parents, anyone in their 20s and 30s has to question whether they have a future in Vancouver and... read more

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Ottawa to lift restrictions on hours of work for international students

In the News   |   November 1, 2022

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For many international students, the news that they will soon be legally allowed to work as many hours as they want comes as a huge relief. The federal government announced earlier this month that it... read more

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Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover: a timeline

In the News   |   October 28, 2022

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Elon Musk became Twitter Inc’s new owner on Oct. 27 as he faced an Oct.-28 court-ordered deadline to close his $44-billion deal to buy Twitter. Earlier this week, he toured the social media company’s headquarters while holding a... read more

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Horror movies are booming, but here’s the terrifying truth about the bloody business of scaring you stupid

In the News   |   October 27, 2022

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It has been a good year to be scared stupid. While the rest of Hollywood has spent the past 10 months anxiously worrying about the states of many genuinely concerning things – the blockbuster, the... read more

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