Bank of Canada Governor Stephen S. Poloz to step down in June 2020

Bank of Canada Governor Stephen S. Poloz to step down in June 2020

The Board of Directors of the Bank of Canada announced today that Governor Stephen S. Poloz has informed them that he will not seek a second term as Governor when his seven-year term expires on June 2, 2020. The Board has begun a search process to select the next Governor of the Bank.  “It has […]

Arrivals: Five domestic thrillers you won’t be able to put down

Arrivals: Five domestic thrillers you won’t be able to put down

A gripping handful of the latest domestic thrillers, each guaranteed to keep you flipping the pages. Woman on the Edge, Samantha M. Bailey Here’s a debut by a Toronto writer that’s tough to resist. Social worker Morgan is standing on a subway platform when she’s approached by a dishevelled, wild-eyed stranger with a baby. After […]

Cyber Security: Breaking Down Barriers

Cyber Security: Breaking Down Barriers

Introduction Good morning. It’s a pleasure to be here in Toronto with you. I’d like to extend my sincere thanks to the Information Technology Association of Canada for inviting me. I welcome this opportunity to talk about the work the Bank of Canada is doing on cyber security and the role of information technology and […]

Buying a home? Here’s how to decide how much to put down

Buying a home? Here’s how to decide how much to put down

Housing prices are ticking up again, with the average price for homes sold in September in the GTA reaching $ 843,115, according to the latest report. Rising prices present prospective home buyers with a dilemma when it comes to saving for a down payment. Putting down the minimum five per cent on a $ 500,000 […]

Divisive abortion law won't drive Tyler Perry out of Georgia. He's doubling down

Divisive abortion law won't drive Tyler Perry out of Georgia. He's doubling down

Director-producer Tyler Perry, best known for creating and portraying the tough-talking, elderly character Madea, officially opened a landmark $ 250 million US studio lot in Atlanta Saturday. The sprawling 130 hectares (330 acres) formerly served as the Fort McPherson military base.  “The studio was once a Confederate Army Base,” Perry, 50, said on stage at the BET Awards in […]

Judge strikes down Quebec law forbidding home cultivation of cannabis

Judge strikes down Quebec law forbidding home cultivation of cannabis

MONTREAL—A court has invalidated the provisions of Quebec’s cannabis law prohibiting home cultivation of the drug. Quebec Superior Court Justice Manon Lavoie ruled Tuesday that Quebec’s legislation infringed upon the jurisdiction of the federal government, which has sole responsibility for legislating on criminal matters. The judge ruled unconstitutional the sections of the Quebec Cannabis Regulation […]

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