“Question the motivation of anyone who wants you to believe prices will go up” – CMHC boss slams realtors

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation boss doesn’t mince his words when it comes to hitting back at realtors who’ve been critical of the national housing agency’s dire real estate market forecast. “Some vocal real estate advisors have labelled us “panic-inducing

3 in 4 Canadians reject Huawei in Canada’s 5G network

Three in four Canadians want to keep China’s Huawei out of Canada’s 5G network, according to the latest results of a Research Co. tracking poll, which mark a new high water level in Canadians’ rejection of the telecom giant from

Senate bill targeting organ harvesters could bar Chinese officials from Canada

A bill making its way through Canada’s Senate to bar anyone involved with organ harvesting from entering the country could make China’s Communist Party officials inadmissible to Canada. Bill S-204 makes it a criminal offence to do “anything in connection

Canada’s recovery should put people first, 150 civil society groups demand

Canada’s post-pandemic recovery efforts should put people first and transition to a fairer and sustainable future instead of going back to business as usual, an alliance of 150 civil society groups is demanding. They have released a manifesto titled “Principles

Billion dollar investment fund manager demands end to CERB

A billion dollar investment fund manager is demanding an end to the $2,000 per month Canada Emergency Response Benefit claiming that income support to people who lost jobs due to COVID-19 pandemic is making it hard for him to hire

2 in 3 Canadians want government to take over long-term care facilities

Two in three Canadians want the government to take over long term care facilities as the COVID-19 pandemic exposes tragic realities about the conditions in which Canadian seniors and others who cannot care for themselves live. Recent estimates are that

Airbnb’s pivot from short-term to long-term stays runs into legal roadblock in Vancouver

By Lisa Tanh Airbnb’s pivot from short-term to long-term stays in Vancouver in the wake of COVID-19 could land both the hosts and the platform in legal trouble, and a city councillor has brought an urgent motion to get ahead

Canada, UK and Australia ‘concerned’ about China’s plan to end democracy in Hong Kong

Canada joined the UK and Australia to express concern about China’s plan to ram through draconian security laws in Hong Kong effectively ending democracy in the special administrative region. “We are deeply concerned at proposals for introducing legislation related to

4 in 5 Canadians want US border to stay closed

More than four in five Canadians want Canada’s border with the United States to stay closed and three quarters would not consider a day trip to the US this summer even if the border opens, a new poll has found.

Metro Vancouver detached prices plummeting in May

Metro Vancouver detached home prices are in free fall in May as economic turbulence caused by COVID-19 related lock down measures continue to rock the region’s housing market. The OpenHousing House Price Index for detached properties – calculated using the