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Toronto school board survey shows teenagers feeling increasingly lonely, nervous

In the News   |   November 14, 2018

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Teenagers are feeling increasingly nervous, lonely and worried about the future, according to survey data released on Tuesday by the country’s largest school board. Students’ emotional well-being has deteriorated since the last student and parent... read more

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Mutual funds, ETFs and advisers: Rob Carrick’s guide to socially responsible investing

In the News   |   November 13, 2018

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No matter how you want to invest, there’s a socially responsible way to do it. Exchange-traded funds (ETF) are your favourite investing tool? A new crop of ETFs offering different takes on socially responsible investing... read more

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Banks weigh legal action to block Statscan’s plan to obtain consumer records

In the News   |   November 9, 2018

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Canada’s banks are considering legal action to prevent Statistics Canada from obtaining their clients’ banking records without consent as the federal agency faced criticism from several fronts Thursday during a special Senate hearing. Statscan’s chief... read more

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The case for 30-year mortgages as a financial stress reliever for new buyers

In the News   |   November 8, 2018

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The No. 1 question to ask about your next mortgage is not whether you got the lowest possible interest rate, or how fast you’ll pay it off. Instead, ask yourself this: How much stress will... read more

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Democrats take control of House as Republicans hold Senate

In the News   |   November 7, 2018

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Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives after midterm congressional elections Tuesday, but fell short of the electoral wave that they hoped would swamp Donald Trump’s presidency. The Democrats held the 218 House... read more

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Get that kid a credit card – you can’t reach financial adulthood without one

In the News   |   November 5, 2018

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A new money rule for young adults: Get a credit card as soon as you start university or college and use it often. A personal finance writer is saying this – not a bank. Our... read more

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Bank of Canada wants rates back to normal – here’s what that means for your mortgage, line of credit

In the News   |   November 2, 2018

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Today’s interest rates are still at jaw-dropping, forehead-slapping, eye-popping lows if you judge by historical standards. So when the Bank of Canada talks about bringing rates back to more normal levels, you better listen up.... read more

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Privacy commissioner launches investigation into Statscan’s efforts to obtain banking records

In the News   |   November 1, 2018

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Federal Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien is launching an investigation of Statistics Canada over its plan to force banks to hand over banking records that would allow detailed tracking of how and where Canadians spend their... read more

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China Telecom diverted internet traffic in U.S. and Canada, report finds

In the News   |   October 31, 2018

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China Telecom, a state-owned telecommunications firm, has systematically diverted internet traffic in Canada and the United States by shunting it through its own network in an effort to commit espionage and steal intellectual property, two... read more

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Ottawa launches national pay equity legislation and Department for Women and Gender Equality

In the News   |   October 30, 2018

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The federal government is launching national pay equity legislation and a new department for women and gender equality as part of a wide-ranging, 850-page budget bill tabled late on Monday. The omnibus bill includes the... read more

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Dalhousie Indigenous student showing Canada the way to reconciliation

In the News   |   October 29, 2018

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There was nowhere left to smudge. This was a few years back, after Dalhousie University tore down its Indigenous Students’ Centre during campus renovations; a temporary location had no place for the ceremonial burning of... read more

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Ontario makes basic math test a requirement for teaching licence

In the News   |   October 26, 2018

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Ontario will be the first province in the country to require student teachers to pass a basic math test before getting their teaching licence, according to legislative changes introduced by the Progressive Conservative government. Education... read more

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BoC rate increase piles more pressure on overburdened households

In the News   |   October 25, 2018

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Our strange debt dichotomy: People are stressing like crazy about what they owe, but not seeking help. The pressure on households only gets worse in the near-term outlook. The latest Bank of Canada interest rate... read more

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Doug Ford government cancels funding for three new GTA university campuses

In the News   |   October 24, 2018

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Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government is cancelling funding for three university campuses in the Toronto area, blaming the province’s poor finances. Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, said the government is no longer in... read more

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Canada may supply AI robotic arm for Lunar Gateway, proposed moon-orbiting space station

In the News   |   October 23, 2018

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The stars are aligning for Canada to supply a robotic arm with AI capabilities on a space station destined to orbit the moon − but only if Ottawa moves quickly to join the U.S.-led venture... read more

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