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What Ontario\'s Balanced Budget Means For You
What Ontario's Balanced Budget Means For You

The budget we have tabled in the legislature is entirely about you. It's about your family, your hopes and your dreams. It's about the things that keep you up at night worrying. This budget is about making the choices that help you navigate the turbulence of a changing economy with greater security and more opportunity. And it's about setting your province on a course…

Huffington Post - Apr 28 22:18 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Canada ]

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Ontario Introducing Housing Affordability Measures for Homebuyers and Renters
Ontario Introducing Housing Affordability Measures for Homebuyers and Renters

“People work hard to provide for their families. They should be able to rent or enter the real estate market without making great sacrifices or taking on a huge amount of risk. At the same time, we recognize the need to protect the significant investment homeowners have made. This plan balances those needs to stabilize the market and prevent a sharp correction that…

ON - Apr 20 15:54 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Canada ]

Gary Anandasangaree
  • Ontario budget 2017: The facts, figures and changes you need to know

    Ontario budget 2017: The facts, figures and changes you need to know

    The Ontario government unveiled its latest budget Thursday, and in addition to balancing the books, it unveiled some new spending, particularly in health care.Here are the most important figures from the 290-page document. Pharmacare: 4 million children up to age 24 will be covered for prescription drugs. Tobacco tax rates: up by $10 per carton over the next three…

    CBC - Apr 27 23:32 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Canada ]

  • Tory leadership race becomes a march to folly

    Tory leadership race becomes a march to folly

    The right choice means power, while the wrong choice means the wilderness. The right choice means party unity; the wrong choice, lasting division. John Turner’s victory over Mr. Chrétien in 1984 spawned bitter Liberal Party infighting that lasted a quarter of a century. With the right Tory choice, Justin Trudeau could be defeated in short order. The wrong choice…

    Globe and Mail - Apr 26 16:01 GMT - more ...
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  • MARKETPLACE:Real estate practice of 'double-ending' under scrutiny in Ontario

    MARKETPLACE:Real estate practice of \'double-ending\' under scrutiny in Ontario

    Trying to buy a home in a red-hot market can make it feel like the deck is already stacked against you. But if a real estate agent is behaving unethically, it could cost you tens of thousands of dollars — or even the house of your dreams. Help could be on the way in Ontario thanks to an impending review of unethical behaviour by real estate agents that has the…

    CBC - Apr 22 13:12 GMT - more ...
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  • Self-preservation behind actions of accused Tamil migrant smugglers: lawyer

    Self-preservation behind actions of accused Tamil migrant smugglers: lawyer

    Four men accused of smuggling dozens of Tamil migrants into Canada were simply part of the effort to get themselves and the rest of the asylum seekers across the Pacific Ocean, their lawyers told a court on Wednesday. Mark Jette said in closing arguments at the B.C. Supreme Court trial that the men, like the rest of the migrants, were seeking a better life and…

    Globe and Mail - Apr 20 12:50 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, Refugees, Canada ]

  • Sousa set to unveil 10 measures targeting housing affordability

    Sousa set to unveil 10 measures targeting housing affordability

    Queen’s Park will also impose a new levy on housing speculators, including foreign buyers, and is working with the city of Toronto on a vacancy tax to discourage investors from leaving properties empty.“So in the coming week the Ontario government will announce a suite of measures designed to increase supply and address demand,” he said, mindful that house…

    Toronto Star - Apr 19 13:34 GMT - more ...
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  • Globe editorial: Pop Canada’s housing bubble, before it pops the economy

    Globe editorial: Pop Canada’s housing bubble, before it pops the economy

    On Tuesday, federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau is to meet with his Ontario counterpart, Charles Sousa, and Mayor John Tory of Toronto.They’ve got to take action. And they’ve got to take the right action. This is a national issue, threatening harm on the national economy and the national banking system. But the site of the problem is localized in Southern…

    Globe and Mail - Apr 16 22:32 GMT - more ...
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  • Toronto home prices soar 33.2% in March to kick off spring homebuying season

    Toronto home prices soar 33.2% in March to kick off spring homebuying season

    Toronto home prices continued rise at a breakneck pace last month, according to the latest data from the city's real estate board, as policy-makers contemplate options aimed at cooling the country's hottest housing market. The average selling price for all properties in the Greater Toronto Area jumped by 33.2 per cent from $688,011 in March 2016 to $916,567 last…

    CBC News - Apr 06 00:57 GMT - more ...
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  • Federal by-elections stick to script but Tories, NDP come on strong in Ontario

    Federal by-elections stick to script but Tories, NDP come on strong in Ontario

    Upstart Conservative and New Democrat candidates gave their heavily favoured Liberal rivals a bit of a scare Monday in a pair of byelections in Ontario where some of Justin Trudeau’s policies and promises played a central role. In the Toronto-area riding of Markham-Thornhill, Liberal candidate and former PMO staffer Mary Ng pulled away from Ragavan Paranchothy by…

    GM - Apr 04 13:31 GMT - more ...
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  • Midterm byelections to test Liberal government and leaderless opposition parties

    Midterm byelections to test Liberal government and leaderless opposition parties

    The Liberals will be looking to see if the bruising nomination battles in Markham–Thornhill and St-Laurent, in which the party faced charges that it was interfering in favour of preferred candidates, will have any impact on their support. The results in Markham–Thornhill may provide a clue as to the Liberals' support in the election-deciding Greater Toronto…

    CBC - Apr 03 15:06 GMT - more ...
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  • How Kathleen Wynne's Liberals can save their own skin: Cohn

    How Kathleen Wynne\'s Liberals can save their own skin: Cohn

    How does Kathleen Wynne overcome her dismal popularity ratings? There’s no good answer, but here’s a better question: With or without Wynne, how do Liberals compete in the next election? Recurring speculation about the premier’s fate misses the mark. There is no saviour waiting in the wings, or walking on wings, capable of jettisoning all the excess…

    Toronto Star - Mar 28 13:48 GMT - more ...
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  • Conservative Party looking into Kevin O'Leary's claims of mass voter fraud

    Conservative Party looking into Kevin O\'Leary\'s claims of mass voter fraud

    The Conservative Party is investigating allegations of what leadership candidate Kevin O’Leary is calling massive voter fraud by at least one of his leadership challengers. Mr. O’Leary says his team has uncovered a large number of cases in the Toronto area where supporters of one of the challengers are using prepaid credit cards to sign up members based on an…

    Globe and Mail - Mar 17 13:35 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, Canada ]

  • Snowden shelterers in Hong Kong seek Canada asylum: lawyer

    Snowden shelterers in Hong Kong seek Canada asylum: lawyer

    Three families who helped shelter former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden in Hong Kong in 2013 after his mass leak of information about surveillance programs have asked Canada for asylum, their lawyer said on Friday. The families - three Sri Lankan adults, a Filipina, and three stateless children - have had long-pending asylum claims in Hong…

    Reuters - Mar 11 20:35 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: USA, Canada ]

  • Toronto’s home prices in line with other world cities

    Toronto’s home prices in line with other world cities

    Bubble. What bubble? Toronto's soaring home prices are in line with the reality of other world cities such as New York, Hong Kong and London, says Mark Renzoni, president of global commercial real estate giant CBRE. "The market is fairly balanced. It's not being driven by foreign capital. It's being driven by Canadians, moving up, buying for the first time," he…

    Toronto Star - Mar 02 12:49 GMT - more ...
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  • Mayor John Tory to lead trade mission to India and Sri Lanka

    Mayor John Tory to lead trade mission to India and Sri Lanka

    Toronto Mayor John Tory is hitting the road again, this time with a trade mission to India and Sri Lanka. Tory starts the 10-day trip March 15. The city is paying for him, two city councillors and four city staff, while about 20 delegates from Toronto’s business and academic communities will pay their own way. A draft itinerary lists three dozen meetings in…

    Toronto Star - Mar 02 12:26 GMT - more ...
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  • Neethan Shan wins Ward 42 Scarborough-Rouge River municipal byelection

    Neethan Shan wins Ward 42 Scarborough-Rouge River municipal byelection

    Neethan Shan has won the Scarborough-Rouge River (Ward 42) municipal byelection held to replace former city councillor Raymond Cho. Shan is a current Toronto District School Board trustee and will replace Cho, who left his council seat vacant last fall after winning the Scarborough-Rouge River provincial byelection, replacing Liberal MPP Bas Balkissoon. Nearly…

    CBC - Feb 14 13:00 GMT - more ...
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      - Neethan Shan bests 28 rivals to be councillor for Scarborough's Ward 42 - Inside Toronto
      - Neethan Shan wins council seat in Scarborough-Rouge River - Toronto Star
  • Three accused in Tamil human smuggling case not guilty, mistrial declared for fourth man

    Three accused in Tamil human smuggling case not guilty, mistrial declared for fourth man

    Three of four men accused of bringing hundreds of Tamil migrants into Canada illegally have been found not guilty by a jury in B.C. Supreme Court. Justice William Ehrcke declared a mistrial for the fourth man after a jury told the court it couldn’t reach a verdict in the case of Kunarobinson Christhurajah. Lesly Emmanuel, Nadarajah Mahendran and…

    Vancouver Sun - Jan 26 17:42 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Refugees, Canada, World ]

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  • Toronto housing boom to continue as Vancouver slumps

    Toronto housing boom to continue as Vancouver slumps

    Canada’s two largest housing markets are going in different directions, with the Greater Toronto Area poised for another rally in 2017 while the Vancouver region girds for a decline. Royal LePage forecasts the median residential price in the GTA will jump 10 per cent this year while Greater Vancouver will experience an 8.5-per-cent price decrease for various…

    Globe and Mail - Jan 18 15:01 GMT - more ...
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  • Stouffville's growing Tamil community celebrating Thai Pongal

    Stouffville\'s growing Tamil community celebrating Thai Pongal

    There are “over 2,000” Tamil Canadians living in Whitchurch-Stouffville. All of them are celebrating Thai Pongal, a Tamil holiday that celebrates the new year in the Tamil calendar and serves as a harvest festival. Considering the town’s population is approximately 46,600, Tamils would constitute a significant minority. In fact, last year the town agreed…

    Stouffville Sun-Tribune - Jan 18 14:50 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Canada, Arts&Culture ]

  • Why today might be the best day to buy a Toronto-area house

    Why today might be the best day to buy a Toronto-area house

    The choice of homes may be limited in the dead of winter, but consumers waiting for the hot spring market should know that January actually provides the best chance for snagging a bargain. Seven years of sales data on about 650,000 Toronto-area transactions, shows Tuesday is probably the day this year when buyers will pay the least for a home, according to an…

    Toronto Star - Jan 17 17:16 GMT - more ...
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