Majority of Canadians favour Emergencies Act invocation, poll shows

Majority of Canadians favour Emergencies Act invocation, poll shows

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives to a cabinet meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Nov. 29.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press The federal government’s decision to invoke the Emergencies Act to end last winter’s protracted anti-government, anti-vaccine mandate protests is largely supported by Canadians, according to a new poll. After six weeks of intense scrutiny at … Read more

CBC programming ‘reset’ heralds sizzle-free winter season

CBC programming ‘reset’ heralds sizzle-free winter season

The Singh Family in Bollywed.JOEL GALE /CBC How best to describe the CBC’s programming “reset”? Well, to hear it from the broadcaster itself, “It’s a Canada thing.” That homey mantra, repeated with enthusiasm during the CBC’s splashy winter 2023 preview event held at Toronto’s Massey Hall on Wednesday, underscored what executive vice-president of English-language services … Read more

Canada’s tech sector saw employment, pay inequities persist between 2001 and 2016: report

Canada’s tech sector saw employment, pay inequities persist between 2001 and 2016: report

A new report shows women, people of colour and immigrants in Canada’s tech sector saw employment and pay inequities persist – and in some cases, worsen – between 2001 and 2016. The research from the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship at Toronto Metropolitan University shows women were increasingly excluded from tech work throughout that … Read more

Ivey Foundation will distribute $100-million endowment to causes aimed at accelerating progress on climate change

Ivey Foundation will distribute 0-million endowment to causes aimed at accelerating progress on climate change

Dr. Bruce Lorrie, president of the Ivey Foundation, says the foundation has determined that the need to transform industrial policies to meet climate goals is too acute to keep funding projects at its current rate.Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail One of Canada’s largest and oldest philanthropic organizations has decided to wind down and distribute its … Read more

Office vacancy rates climb in Toronto and Vancouver amid remote work shift

Office vacancy rates climb in Toronto and Vancouver amid remote work shift

Office vacancy rates in downtown Toronto and Vancouver are climbing quickly, as well-known businesses such as Plenty of Fish, Air Miles and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP try to get rid of unneeded space amid the shift to remote work and economic uncertainty. Toronto’s vacancy rate reached 15 per cent at the end of September, according to new … Read more

How has inflation changed dating? Singles are looking for cheaper ways to find love

How has inflation changed dating? Singles are looking for cheaper ways to find love

The cost of going out for dinner and drinks has skyrocketed, and those looking for love are among the hardest hit. Will 2022 be the year that financial pressures alter traditional notions of what makes a perfect date? “So much of dating centres around a meal,” says 38-year-old Jessica Scott, who admits she has changed … Read more

Canada has more family doctors than ever. Why is it so hard to see them?

Canada has more family doctors than ever. Why is it so hard to see them?

Outside the B.C. Legislature in Victoria, people take part in the We Need Doctors Now rally, organized by BC Health Care Matters this past October. In 2021, Victoria’s average wait time to see a doctor at a walk-in clinic was two hours and 41 minutes.Photography by Chad Hipolito/The Globe and Mail The medical clinic in … Read more

Toronto home buyers waiting for bargains

Toronto home buyers waiting for bargains

In just 6 years, Sahil Jaggi has amassed a real estate portfolio worth $9-million and is now branching out into small-scale residential development.Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail Sahil Jaggi is watching to see if the trickle of properties for sale in the Toronto-area real estate market turns into a wave. “That’s a good time for … Read more

Vancouver leads country in mom-and-pop landlords

Vancouver leads country in mom-and-pop landlords

Statistics Canada said 11.2 per cent of Vancouver home owners reported income from a rental unit.JENNIFER GAUTHIER/Reuters Recently released statistics show that Vancouver has the highest percentage of mom-and-pop landlords in Canada, which may not come as a surprise for anyone with a mortgage to cover. Statistics Canada said 11.2 per cent of Vancouver home … Read more

Alberta touts its affordability advantage to attract workers from Toronto and Vancouver

Alberta touts its affordability advantage to attract workers from Toronto and Vancouver

Ryan Sweet, left, and Laura Jones on the front step of the home in Okotoks, Alberta on Nov. 1. The two moved from Ontario earlier in the year to Calgary and recently just moved to the Southern Alberta town in October.Gavin John/The Globe and Mail Last summer, Alberta’s provincial government launched Alberta is Calling, an … Read more