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Bank of Canada Warns That a Typical Mortgage Payment Could Surge by 30% in 5 Years
On June 9, the Bank of Canada (BoC) said that high home prices and the debt that comes with them are threatening Canada’s economy and is warning that buyers who purchased homes during the pandemic...
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Tim Hortons App Violated Privacy Law By Collecting ‘Vast Amounts’ of Sensitive Data, Says Privacy Watchdog
In a news release, published on June 1 by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC), it was revealed that the Tim Hortons customer app was collecting vast amounts of movement and location...
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Rising Food and Housing Costs Forcing Millions of Canadians to Go Hungry
New Food Banks Canada (FBC) research has revealed that millions of Canadians are reporting going hungry amidst record high inflation that is driving up the costs of the bare essentials like pasta, bread and meat...
Canada Slams China for ‘Harassing’ Its Patrol Aircraft  
Canada’s military has accused the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of using warplanes to harass its patrolling aircraft in a number of incidents deemed “extremely troubling” by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.  The Canadian Armed...
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Handgun Sales Surge in Canada in Wake of Proposed National Ban
On May 30, Canada’s Trudeau government announced a sweeping new bill intended to freeze the sale of handguns in Canada. If passed it will be illegal to “buy, sell, transfer or import handguns anywhere” in...
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Canadian Doctor Vaccinates Hundreds of Children Under 5 Against COVID-19 Without Authorization
Canadian public health officials were forced to step in when they learned that a Toronto area physician has been vaccinating hundreds of children under five, some as young as 6 months, against COVID-19 despite the...
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Canada: Electricity Grid Damage ‘Beyond Comprehension’ Following Massive Weekend Storm, At Least 9 Dead
A powerful thunderstorm ripped through the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec over the weekend claiming the lives of at least nine people and leaving the electricity grid in shambles. Hundreds of thousands of people...
Diesel is approaching $10 a gallon in Montreal, Canada, amounting to $7.85 USD for an American who needs to fill up.
Diesel Now $10 a Gallon in Canada
The price of diesel in some parts of Canada has hit $10 per gallon, according to government data.  According to the Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) website, among major metropolises, the price of diesel is highest...
IKEA's new generation of tealights is shrinkflation in action, however, the final result is not so bad for consumers.
Shrinkflation In Pictures: IKEA Canada’s New Line of Tealights Is 17% Smaller For the Same Great Price
Analysis Update May 17: After having the opportunity to burn all six of the new flavours for a period of time, I have to say that short of the Hedersam freshly cut grass version that...