This 25-year-old just immigrated to Canada and wants to buy a home but was laid off before the pandemic. How can he still save while being unemployed?

This 25-year-old just immigrated to Canada and wants to buy a home but was laid off before the pandemic. How can he still save while being unemployed?

John immigrated to Canada less than three years ago to find opportunity. The 25-year-old has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s in construction management, but finding a job was still difficult. “I worked a few jobs here and there, and was able to save up money as I stayed with family.” He […]

Five years on, Trudeau's vow to build a diverse public service still unfulfilled

When they took power in 2015, the Trudeau Liberals promised to “build a government that looks like Canada.” But their government, now in its second mandate, still hasn’t hired enough minority senior staff members to truly reflect the country’s diverse makeup. Only four chiefs of staff to 37 ministers are people of colour — roughly 11 per cent of the […]

Pandemic or not, Canada still faces a climate crisis — and the clock is ticking

Pandemic or not, Canada still faces a climate crisis — and the clock is ticking

Had things worked out differently, the Liberal government’s post-election agenda might have started to take shape this spring with a budget focused on addressing climate change. That might seem like a missed opportunity now. But responding to an economic crisis brought on by a global pandemic is presenting the government with new opportunities to combat climate […]

New homes are still being built as we keep workers safe

New homes are still being built as we keep workers safe

As we continue in our battle against the COVID-19 health crisis, construction sites across the GTA are looking different. They are displaying signage about additional health and safety measures that are in place. There are fewer workers and they are practising physical distancing. Our industry takes seriously our most important obligation: the health and safety […]

Tucker: Trump’s Immigration “Ban” Still Allows Corporations to Import Cheap Foreign Labor

Tucker: Trump’s Immigration “Ban” Still Allows Corporations to Import Cheap Foreign Labor

Tucker Carlson warned on his show last night that President Trump’s supposed immigration “ban” is nothing of the kind because it still allows corporations to import cheap foreign labor, failing to protect more than 22 million Americans who have just filed for unemployment. As we highlighted[1] yesterday, the draft executive order contains broad exemptions for […]

This 28-year-old tech worker makes $75,000 — but she’s $30,000 in debt and gives 10% of her income to her church. Can she still enjoy life?

This 28-year-old tech worker makes $75,000 — but she’s $30,000 in debt and gives 10% of her income to her church. Can she still enjoy life?

In our new Smart Money series, #MilliennialMoney, we ask people living in the Greater Toronto Area to record every penny they spend in a typical week. Then, using tips from a financial adviser, we challenge them to cut their spending the following week so they can save more money. Will they fail or succeed? How […]

Leaders talk financial relief, but Trudeau still quizzed over blackface scandal

Leaders talk financial relief, but Trudeau still quizzed over blackface scandal

Days after the blackface scandal rocked the election campaign, the federal party leaders on Sunday appeared to be looking to move on, rolling out policies they said would put more money in people’s pockets. But Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, despite two major policy announcements, was again peppered with questions from reporters about the controversial images. Policies dealing with financial relief,  cost-of-living, or […]

1 2 3