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Economics / Human Interest /  • November 23, 2017
Canadians resting on their home laurels to fund retirement

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) reported this past September that too many Canadians are relying upon rising housing prices to fund their retirement, reports the Huffington Post. The OSC carried out a survey that found that 3...

Banking / Economics /  • September 21, 2017
Interest rate hike affects variable rate mortgages

The Bank of Canada raised its key interest rate to 0.75 percent, up one-quarter of a percentage point from 0.50 percent — the first increase in seven years — initially affecting variable-rate mortgages and lines of credit. In re...

Community Development / Economics /  • May 19, 2016
Italy’s social co-ops support asylum seekers
Italian social cooperatives support asylum seekers entering Europe

In early March, Federsolidarietà, Italy’s largest federation of social cooperatives, launched a national charter in support of asylum seekers entering Europe from high conflict regions such as Africa and the Middle East. Rather than close the Sche...

Economics /  • January 20, 2016
Time Machine: Enterprise, February 1969

Not much has changed in the Vancouver real estate market.

Economics /  • Sep 2014
Canada’s challenges to sustained economic growth

Skills shortages, healthcare costs and the widening economic gap pose threats, especially at the provincial level.

Economics / Finance /  • May 2014
Average RRSP contribution down $26

The average RRSP contribution was $3,518 this year, down $26 from last year, according to a recent survey conducted by Pollara.

Economics /  • Mar 2014
Canada in top 10 for economic freedom

We live in one of the most economically free countries in the world, a new study says.

Economics /  • Jul 2013
No spring in the housing market

Federal government restrictions on mortgage borrowing will slow new home building.