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OTTAWA — The Canadian Real Estate Association says it is scaling back its housing market forecast for the remainder of the year amid increased levels of supply and a quiet spring spurred by fewer interest rate cuts expected in 2024. It says it anticipates a gradual rebound in the national housing market, with 472,395 properties […]

OTTAWA — Three weeks after the federal Liberals promised to do a “formal, independent review” of the appointment of Canada’s new human-rights commissioner, the government hasn’t provided any details about what that review will entail. Birju Dattani, former executive director of the Yukon Human Rights Commission, was named as the new head of the Canadian […]

TORONTO — Emma-Jayne Wilson is alone at the top. The Canadian surpassed Hall of Fame thoroughbred racer Julie Krone for all-time purse earnings by a female jockey Thursday with a victory at Woodbine Racetrack. Wilson entered just US$11,042 shy of Krone’s career record purse of $90,126,584 before winning aboard first-time starter Perfect Lady Bee. The […]

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says former Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney would be an “outstanding addition” to federal politics, and that he has been trying to recruit him to join the political fray for years. Trudeau was asked about the possibility of replacing Chrystia Freeland by making Carney his new finance minister […]

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index rose almost 200 points Thursday, helped by strength in the telecom, utility and energy sectors, while U.S. stock markets were mixed as large tech names weighed on Wall St. The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 193.90 points at 22,544.13. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up […]

TORONTO — Ontario infrastructure officials released more information Thursday about structural and mechanical issues facing the Ontario Science Centre, as well as a peer review of the original engineering report on roof panel problems, as they justified the abrupt decision last month to close the facility. Here is a timeline of events that came before […]

TORONTO — The Ontario Science Centre building is facing critical issues not just with its roof, but with heating, sprinkler and electrical systems, officials said Thursday – but they did not say what they plan to do about it, if anything. The focus right now, following the abrupt closure of the facility in northeast Toronto […]

TORONTO — The Ontario College of Family Physicians says there are now 2.5 million people in the province who don’t have a family doctor. The college says that’s an increase of more than 160,000 people since the last count was released six months ago. A separate study also shows that another 670,000 people in Ontario […]

This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. ___ Authors: Stephanie Mayell, Doctoral Candidate, Medical Anthropology, University of Toronto; Janet McLaughlin, Associate Professor of Health Studies, Research Associate, International Migration Research Centre, Wilfrid Laurier […]

TORONTO — The Scotiabank Giller Prize won’t drop its lead sponsor, despite mounting pressure from some high-profile members of the literary community. Giller executive director Elana Rabinovitch says the board discussed the calls to cut ties with Scotiabank over its investment in an Israeli arms manufacturer, but they ultimately decided to stick with the bank. […]