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Survey reveals “confidence gap” between men and women home buyers

Survey reveals “confidence gap” between men and women home buyers

Here’s a paradox: women now drive the world economy, according to the Harvard Business Review, controlling around $20 trillion in annual consumer spending, and women make almost all of the purchasing decisions in the home, yet when it comes to buying a home, women are much less confident than men, and worse, they feel unappreciated.… Continue Reading

Canadians rate water #1 natural resource, climate change its biggest threat

Canadians rate water #1 natural resource, climate change its biggest threat

Clean air is the dominant environmental news item today in Ontario, with the legislature passing new climate change legislation aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions. But clean water is also on people’s minds, according to RBC, which released its latest findings on Canadians’ attitudes towards our water. The ninth annual RBC Canadian Water Attitudes Study… Continue Reading

Carbon pricing for Ontario as cap and trade bill passes at Queen's Park

Carbon pricing for Ontario as cap and trade bill passes at Queen's Park

Ontario lawmakers passed the government’s cap and trade legislation today, a key component of its climate change strategy. The government says that “every dollar” of the money raised from the cap and trade program, which could be as much as $1.9 billion in the first year, will be invested in green projects and initiatives that… Continue Reading

Carbon pricing for Ontario as cap and trade bill passes at Queen’s Park

Carbon pricing for Ontario as cap and trade bill passes at Queen’s Park

Ontario lawmakers passed the government’s cap and trade legislation today, a key component of its climate change strategy. The government says that “every dollar” of the money raised from the cap and trade program, which could be as much as $1.9 billion in the first year, will be invested in green projects and initiatives that… Continue Reading

Gas industry first to criticize Ontario’s leaked climate change plan

Gas industry first to criticize Ontario’s leaked climate change plan

It hasn’t been confirmed by the government, and the minister responsible says the cabinet is still talking about it, but a leaked draft of Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan is already generating a lot of heat, particularly in the natural gas industry. One of the more far-reaching proposals in the draft is to require all… Continue Reading

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A new look for Condo.ca — Canada’s Condominium Magazine

A new look for Condo.ca — Canada’s Condominium Magazine

Condo.ca’s editorial and design team quietly worked on an evolved platform for Condo.ca — the second in its long history as “Canada’s Condominium Magazine” — working to a mission of making the online magazine easier to navigate, search and read. With thousands of stories published — still freely available in our archive — Condo.ca’s team also wanted…

Easter can be dangerous for pets and children: lilies, ham and chocolate can be toxic

Easter can be dangerous for pets and children: lilies, ham and chocolate can be toxic

Easter can be dangerous for young children and pets if condo owners display seasonal Easter lilies and other flowers. Also topping the list of easter cautions for pets in particular: ham is dangerous for cats and dogs and can cause pancreatitis tasty packaging: good foods with tasty smells can be ingested by pets, leading to choking…

Ontario to target real estate "scalpers" with "responsible reforms" to help cool rises in home prices

Ontario to target real estate "scalpers" with "responsible reforms" to help cool rises in home prices

As expected, Finance Minister Charles Sousa announced that pending Ontario government intervention will target speculators — an attempt to help ordinary buyers and sellers. He emphasized that the Ontario government would not be targeting real estate agents who facilitate bids. In his remarks to journalists at Queen’s Park, he compared speculators to “scalpers” who grab…

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