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Daniel Tencer

Senior Business Editor, HuffPost Canada

Daniel Tencer has written for numerous publications, including the Ottawa Citizen and The Raw Story. He has been the business editor at HuffPost Canada since 2011.
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Canada Has A Housing Shortage. So Why's It Punishing Homebuyers?

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.
12/13/2016 02:58 EST
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Liberals' Digital Surveillance Proposals Far Scarier Than Bill C-51

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.
12/07/2016 04:47 EST
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5 Leonard Cohen Lyrics That Express Our Political Times Perfectly

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.
11/11/2016 09:30 EST
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The Statistics Prove It: We've Got The Groundhog Day Rule Backwards

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.
02/02/2016 08:24 EST