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  • CMHC will be raising mortgage insurance premiums by 15 percent on average effective May 1, 2014. The hike is not expected to add a noticeable burden to monthly mortgage payments, but shows the government is concerned about reducing the risk it faces to the real estate market. (Epoch Times)

    CMHC’s Mortgage Insurance Premiums Set To Increase

    Mortgage insurance premiums are going up in Canada, but the rise is not expected to alter the dynamics in the real estate market in a... Read more

  • Liberal MP Irwin Cotler is looking for cooperation from the Conservative government to pass a private member’s bill that aims to draw attention to the plight of political prisoners. Cotler announced the bill on Parliament Hill on Feb. 28, 2014. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

    Canada Needs to Support Political Prisoners: Irwin Cotler

    PARLIAMENT HILL, Ottawa—Canada needs to support the human rights heroes who risk their lives fighting political repression abroad, says Liberal MP Irwin Cotler. It’s something... Read more

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    Highway 400 Crash: Hwy 400 Near Barrie, Ontario Closed After Huge Pile-up

    A huge pile-up involving more than 40 vehicles on Highway 400 south of Barrie, Ontario, Canada on Thursday has closed the highway for the time... Read more

  • (L-R) Leadnow co-founder Adam Shedletzky stands with a petition his group organized in opposition to the Fair Elections Act. Joining him at a press conference on Feb. 25, 2014 were NDP MP David Christopherson, Liberal MP Scott Simms, Liberal MP Stéphane Dion, NDP MP Alexandrine Latendresse, Green Party leader Elizabeth May, Liberal MP Frank Valeriote, and NDP MP Craig Scott. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

    Elections Bill Fires Up Critics

    News Analysis PARLIAMENT HILL—The Conservatives are continuing to face heated criticism as the controversial Fair Elections Act becomes a lightning rod for critics. The ambitious... Read more

  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford waves as he leaves the Big City Mayor's Meeting at Ottawa City Hall in Ottawa on Feb. 26, 2014. Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair said he is “deeply offended” by remarks Ford made about him in a videotaped profane rant. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

    Toronto Police Chief ‘Disgusted’ by Ford’s Comments in Rant

    TORONTO—Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair says he is “deeply offended” by remarks Mayor Rob Ford made about him in a videotaped profane rant.  Ford has... Read more

  • John Disney, president of the Haida Salmon Restoration Corp., speaks during a news conference at the Vancouver Aquarium on Oct. 19, 2012. Court documents allege that California entrepreneur Russ George misled Haida Salmon in a plan that involved dumping 100 metric tons of iron-rich dust into the Pacific Ocean. (The Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward)

    Geo-engineering Guru Misled Haida Group, Documents Allege

    VANCOUVER—An American businessman involved in a controversial ocean fertilization experiment off the British Columbia coast misled his Canadian partners about his credentials and is essentially... Read more

  • Council members described seeing seniors in these centers playing pingpong and dancing to loud music.(Jean-Pierre Clatot/AFP/Getty Images)

    Majority of Seniors Living at Home, StatsCan Study Reveals

    A long-standing stereotype has been thoroughly debunked with new figures from Statistics Canada showing that 92 percent of all seniors aged 65 and older are... Read more

  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford poses with one of his many fans who waited to have a picture taken with him during a break in the Big City Mayors’ Caucus held in Ottawa on Feb. 26, 2014. (Pam McLennan/Epoch Times)

    Ottawa City Council Meeting Overshadowed by Ford

    When Ottawa City Council met on Feb. 26 its dense agenda was overshadowed by Toronto mayor Rob Ford’s attendance at the Big City Mayors’ Caucus... Read more

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    Cindy Tang Google Doodle: Toronto Student’s Winning Doodle Appears on Google

    Cindy Tang, a student in Toronto, won the Doodle 4 Google Canada 2014 contest. The 17-year-old won a $10,000 scholarship and a Google Chromebook laptop... Read more

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    Loretta Saunders Dead: Case Now Being Treated as Homicide After Body Found

    Loretta Saunders is dead after police found her body west of Salisbury, New Brunswick. Saunders of Halifax was reported missing on February 13, and her... Read more

  • According to a report from the Royal Bank of Canada, housing affordability has remained stable in the past few years but is expected to get worse as long-term rates rise. (Epoch Times)

    Royal Bank Expects Housing Affordability to Worsen with Rising Mortgage Rates

    OTTAWA—The Royal Bank of Canada says the ability of Canadians to keep up with housing costs has been improving of late, but warns that’s about... Read more

  • A new report has found that being married or living common-law improves financial stability and that a "marriage gap" exists between rich and poor Canadians. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com)

    Marriage Leads to Financial Stability, Report Finds

    Tying the knot can open up the path to a brighter financial future. That’s the conclusion of a new report that found a massive “marriage... Read more

  • IPF patient Larkell Bradley plays a game with her daughter and 6-year-old grandson. (Courtesy Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation)

    Patients With Rare Lung Disease Plead for Drug Funding

    Imagine being diagnosed with a mysterious and painful disease that has no known cause or cure. There’s a drug available that can extend your life... Read more

  • The ZO6 Corvette: fast, fast, fast. (DQC Photo)

    2014 Canadian International Auto Show (Photo Gallery)

    TORONTO—The 2014 Canadian International Auto Show proved to be another spectacular array of automotive decor. From vintage, classic, hot rod, muscle, and exotic to concept,... Read more

  • A newly made ice sculpture has already found some young fans. (DQC Photo)

    Bloor-Yorkville IceFest 2014 (Photo Gallery)

    TORONTO—The Ninth Annual IceFest created a heatwave in the Village of Yorkville Park this weekend, warming up the winter with dazzling ice sculptures, music, taffy treats,... Read more

  • The Canadian Men’s Ice Hockey team celebrates its gold medal at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia on Feb. 23, 2014. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

    Canada Wins Sochi 2014 Gold Over Sweden in Men’s Ice Hockey: Three Takeaways

    Canada convincingly won their second straight Olympic gold medal in men’s ice hockey after beating Sweden 3–0 at the Bolshoy Ice Dome in Sochi, Russia... Read more

  • Canada's Marie-Philip Poulin bites her gold medal after scoring the winning goal in overtime to beat the USA 3-2 for the gold medal in women's hockey at the Sochi Winter Olympics Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 in Sochi. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

    Marie Philip Poulin Boyfriend? Does Canadian Hockey Star Have One?

    Marie Philip-Poulin won the gold medal game for the Canadians. Now fans are wondering whether the young hockey star has a boyfriend or not. From... Read more

  • Firefighters and paramedics transport a passenger to a waiting ambulance after a Via Rail train and city bus collided in Ottawa on Sept. 18, 2013. An upcoming cross-country awareness campaign aims to educate Canadians on the impact of PTSD among correctional, emergency, and military personnel. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    Cross-country Tour to Raise Awareness About PTSD

    In the wake of a rash of PTSD-related suicides by Canadian soldiers in recent months, a cross-country awareness campaign aims to educate Canadians on the... Read more

  • Postal workers demonstrate in front of Transport Minister Lisa Raitt's Milton, Ont., Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. CUPW delivered thousands of postcards to Raitt from Canadians who are angry that Canada Post is closing and downsizing public post offices. (The Canadian Press/Frank Gunn)

    Canada Post Execs Considered Banking Viable, Files Reveal

    News Analysis OTTAWA—Canada Post faces an ongoing challenge due to the shift toward digital delivery, and strategies to deal with that change could be heading... Read more

  • Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada compete in the ice dance free dance figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Tessa Virtue Boyfriend: Are Scott Moir and Virtue Dating?

    Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won the silver medal in pairs ice dancing at the 2014 Olympics–and one of the main questions after the win... Read more


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