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Majority of Canadians think country is in recession, new polls shows – National

Most Canadians believe the country is in a recession and that prices are going to continue to rise for the foreseeable future, according to a new poll. A wide-ranging survey by Leger asked Canadians and Americans about issues including travel plans, airport delays and inflation. More than 80 per cent of Canadian respondents said they …

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Toronto FC’s ‘buzzy’ mandate, plus transfer latest on Gabriel Slonina and Richie Laryea

It’s now been officially announced that former designated player Carlos Salcedo is no longer with Toronto and on his way back to Liga MX. The 28-year-old center back, who was acquired last winter in a swap with Tigres for attacker Yeferson Soteldo, is dealing with some family issues and asked for a move back to …

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Transport Canada introduces new medium and heavy-duty zero-emission vehicle incentive

Transport Canada has launched a new incentive to make it easier for businesses across Canada to purchase zero-emission vehicles. On Monday, Transport Minister Omar Alghabra was at the Fraunhofer Innovation Platform for Composites Research in southeast London to announce the program for medium and heavy-duty zero-emission vehicles. The program provides “incentives worth approximately 50 per …

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Booming labor market may prevent slowdown from becoming a recession

Tiff Macklem, Governor of the Bank of Canada, at the Globe and Mail Center on Sept. 10, 2020.Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail When Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem faces the media this Wednesday after what is sure to be another sharp interest-rate increase, reporters will almost certainly ask him some version of “Do you …

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CMHC revises down home price forecast over next two years to adjust for interest rate spike

Although home prices have plummeted since the central bank started raising interest rates in March, CMHC economist chief Bob Dugan said he was ‘leery’ of forecasting a steeper price decline when the housing shortage is so severe.CARLOS OSORIO/Reuters Canada’s housing agency has cut its national home price forecast for this year and next, saying that …

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Cadillac Fairview, Teachers and ex-Shopify exec gamble on a new, old model for online returns: showing up in person

CEO of ReturnBear, Syliva Ng, at the company’s downtown facility in Toronto.Christopher Katsarov/The Globe and Mail The cardigan was right back where it started. After an online shopper clicked the buy button, the gray top was loaded into a delivery truck at the Toronto warehouse of online clothing retailer Franc for a trip across the …

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Vancouver beer and music festival blames staff shortage and faulty wrist band tech for lineups – BC

A Vancouver festival is blaming staff shortages and new technology for lines that stretched for hours on Saturday afternoon. Thousands of people were forced to wait, trying to enter the Vancouver Craft Beer and Music Festival at the PNE. One Vancouver resident, who tried to get into the festival with a friend, said the whole …

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Confused about mixed messaging for 4th COVID doses? You’re not alone – National

A seventh wave of COVID-19 appears to be making its way through Canada, but confusion has set in among many about who is eligible for fourth doses of the vaccine and when they can get it. Health experts say there’s no need to panic — as long as those who are most vulnerable to severe …

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‘We need much more infrastructure’: David Suzuki on the challenges faced during his cross-country EV road trip

David Suzuki and his wife, Tara Cullis, stand next to a fully electric Volvo C40 Recharge that they drove from Vancouver to Toronto.Handout Vancouver-based environmentalist David Suzuki was faced with a problem. He and his wife, Tara Cullis, recently had to be in Toronto for the June 9 world premiere of What You Won’t Do …

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