The Trudeau government has been calling CETA the "most progressive" free trade deal ever. But the deal does not require the payment of living wages; it does not mandate a crackdown on tax evasion; and it certainly does not try to guarantee the "peace of mind ... that come[s] with stable, full-time contracts."
With house prices soaring in some Canadian markets, homebuyers are desperate to get as large a mortgage as they can. But that is precisely why they shouldn't listen when their lender pushes a variable-rate loan on them.
Something happened in Toronto's housing market over the past year that really shouldn't happen in a free market. As home prices shot through the roof, the number of homes being built in the city dropped dramatically. Vancouver seems to be experiencing a similar problem. So what's going on here? Why is the supply of housing not keeping up with demand, even though there is so much money to be made? The answer, according to a growing number of experts, is that local policies and public opposition to development are killing off home construction, causing home prices to skyrocket.
Imagine how you would feel if the government installed cameras in your home that recorded everything you did, then gave police the power to review the footage without a warrant, whenever they want. If that sounds to you like a gross violation of your privacy, you should probably be aware that the federal Liberals are contemplating pretty much exactly that for the digital world.
Leonard Cohen wasn't a particularly political lyricist. He was concerned with the human condition, and he spent more than his share of time peeking into the darkest corners of the human soul. But, to paraphrase Nietzsche, if you stare into the abyss long enough, the abyss also stares into you. Cohen wrestled with monsters, and he learned a thing or two about them.
Affordability in Toronto is the worst since the 1990 housing bubble. In Vancouver, it just hit the worst level ever recorded anywhere in Canada. It's time to admit it's not enough to slow house prices -- they have to come down.
Every now and then, some statistical research comes along that shifts paradigms, rewrites perceptions and sets the stage for a new era in human thought. This is not one of those times. No, this is about apparently long-ignored research on the value of a rodent in determining medium-term weather forecasts. Groundhogs would be much better weather predictors if we just reversed the Groundhog Day rule.
Prime ministers and presidents around the world congratulated themselves Monday after coming to an agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a "transformational" deal that, if ratified, would create...
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