Fractional investing: How the dream of homeownership for a dollar became a nightmare for tenants

By Chen Zhou Startups that promise to help Canadians priced out of the real estate market realize their dreams of homeownership for just a loonie are becoming a nightmare for renters. In May 2022, a volunteer-run organization RenovictionsTO tweeted the

Vancouver’s flipper MP Taleeb Noormohamed owns shares in Airbnb

Vancouver’s real-estate-speculator-turned-MP Taleeb Noormohamed owns shares in Airbnb – the short term accommodation platform blamed for taking long-term rentals out of Vancouver’s tight rental market while bringing crime and violence to residential neighbourhoods. Vancouver-Granville Member of Parliament Taleeb Noormohamed, who

Justices rule for American woman in bitter custody dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday for an American woman who is involved in a bitter international custody dispute with her Italian husband over their young son.

Final House of Commons vote expected on bill reforming mandatory minimum sentencing

OTTAWA — Federal MPs are expected to vote this afternoon on whether to adopt the Liberals' mandatory minimums bill and send it to the Senate. Bill C-5 would amend the Criminal Code to remove mandatory minimum sentences for all drug

RCMP investigating false Parliament Hill bomb tip against Sikh men: Ottawa police

Ottawa police say the RCMP is conducting an ongoing investigation into the false bomb tip that led to the arrest of two Sikh rally organizers near Parliament Hill on Saturday. Interim Ottawa police chief Steve Bell shared that information in a

Pope’s health is an ‘extreme concern’ but trip to Canada remains unchanged: Miller

OTTAWA — Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Marc Miller says Pope Francis's upcoming trip to Canada remains unchanged at the moment, but the pontiff's health is an "extreme concern." Miller's comments come after the Vatican announced last week the 85-...

Bid bon voyage to ArriveCan travel requirement mayors of border cities urge Ottawa

WASHINGTON — Border-city mayors, tourism industry leaders and an opposition MP say it's time to bid a less-than-fond farewell to the ArriveCan app. The mayors of Niagara Falls and Sarnia, Ont., say requiring visitors to Canada to submit their health in...

Turkey’s leader changes mind again on new name for airline

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president, in a push to recast top Turkish assets to avoid any possible derogatory associations, changed his mind Wednesday over what Turkish Airlines should now be called.

High court rules against government on drug reimbursement

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Wednesday that the federal government improperly lowered drug reimbursement payments to hospitals and clinics that serve low-income communities, a reduction that cost the facilities billions of dollars.

After Georgia loss, House runoff gives Trump another chance

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — Nearly a month after his preferred candidate for governor in Georgia was defeated by more than 50 points, former President Donald Trump has an opportunity next week to demonstrate he still has some sway in this