Category Archives: National

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

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...

Press to join U.S.-led Indo-Pacific economic framework, business leaders urge Ottawa

WASHINGTON — There's a four-letter F-word American leaders don't much use these days when they talk about international trade: "free." Instead, President Joe Biden's newest economic relationships in the Americas and the Indo-Pacific are described as "p...

Personal information about more than 100 military sex misconduct claimants leaked

OTTAWA — The company overseeing the federal government's $900-million settlement deal with military members who experienced sexual misconduct in uniform is admitting to more privacy breaches, despite repeated promises to have fixed the problem. Epiq Cl...

New poll suggests Liberal, NDP voters prefer Charest and Brown over Poilievre

OTTAWA — New polling suggests Liberal and New Democrat voters think Jean Charest or Patrick Brown would make the best leader of the federal Conservative party.  The data released by the research firm Leger is based on an online survey it

B.C. money laundering public inquiry report, recommendations to be released

VANCOUVER — A report being released today is expected to explain how billions of dollars in suspected illegal cash was funnelled into British Columbia's real estate sector, casinos and luxury car market.  The New Democrat government appointed former B....