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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Find out where parties stand on key green issues

Find out where parties stand on key green issues

Are you fed up with the seemingly endless talk about transit in this city while traffic congestion only gets worse? Do you worry about reports that the world’s pollinators—bees, birds, bats—are in serious decline, putting the world’s food supply in jeopardy? Are you frustrated that energy costs continue to rise while environmentally sound solutions to… Continue Reading

It’s Clean Air Day and Canadian Environment Week, in case you didn’t know

It’s Clean Air Day and Canadian Environment Week, in case you didn’t know

We are now halfway through this year’s Canadian Environment Week, which runs June 1–7, and today is Clean Air Day. According to the federal government, this is a week to “celebrate the achievements and hard work” of all Canadians who are working to improve the environment “at home, at work and in our communities.” Minister… Continue Reading

What about health care? Political leaders don’t impress Ontario’s doctors

What about health care? Political leaders don’t impress Ontario’s doctors

Ontario’s doctors are wondering why the campaigning political leaders don’t seem to be talking much about how they will improve the province’s health care system. As we near the end of this election campaign, the Ontario Medical Association complains that there has been “little meaningful debate” about health care and what each party plans to… Continue Reading

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Ask the Lawyer: Richard Hoffman replies to a reader concerned over a fire caused by a resident with dementia

Ask the Lawyer: Richard Hoffman replies to a reader concerned over a fire caused by a resident with dementia

By popular demand, Condo.ca, Canada’s Condominium Magazine, is pleased to bring back “Ask the Lawyer.” We invite readers to submit their condo related questions to Richard Hoffman, a lawyer with DelZotto, Zorzi LLP, practicing in the area of condominium law. Do you have a question for Richard? Please reach out to us through our contact…

Home starts in Toronto at 253,720, highest level since September 2007

Home starts in Toronto at 253,720, highest level since September 2007

Against projections of 215,000 housing starts in Canada, the actual rate for March 2017 landed at 253,720 (seasonally adjusted.) This is considerably up from projected numbers, and significantly up from 214,253 in February, as reported by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation CCMHC).[1] Previous years seasonally adjusted annual rates were 197,915 for 2016 and 195,535 for 2015….

Bank is betting that Canadians are ready for a fully digital mortgage experience

Bank is betting that Canadians are ready for a fully digital mortgage experience

The president and CEO of Alterna Bank said recently, on the launch of the bank’s end-to-end digital mortgage, that the process of applying for a traditional mortgage puts buyers “through the wringer.” In the time it takes to get a mortgage in the old, non-digital way, a buyer could lose out on three or four…

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