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Monthly Archives: February 2016

Consumers need better information to cope with intensification

Consumers need better information to cope with intensification

The Consumers Council of Canada (CCC) wants Canadians to be more aware of their rights and responsibilities as consumers with respect to housing in cities like Toronto, where intensification is rapidly changing the way neighbourhoods are developed. The CCC undertook to study the effects of intensification on people’s lives in Canada’s major cities, as more… Continue Reading

Ontario hopes new incentives for EVs will get more people buying them

Ontario hopes new incentives for EVs will get more people buying them

Sales of electric vehicles haven’t exactly been brisk in Ontario. In 2015, total car sales in Canada set a new record: 1.898 million vehicles sold. Contrast that number with the paltry 5,800 electric vehicles (EVs) on the roads in Ontario, even with subsidies available to EV purchasers since 2010. According to government statistics, only 4,800… Continue Reading

Canada housing starts down in January, though not in Ontario

Canada housing starts down in January, though not in Ontario

Housing starts in most of Canada were trending down in January, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation figures show. The seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) for the month was 165,861 units, down from 172,533 in December, and the lowest number since February 2015.  The number of new single-detached homes started was up 1 per cent, to… Continue Reading

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