Insight

Nobody wants you to be creative

“Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded—here and there, now and then—are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking ...

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Helping all TDSB students succeed

Toronto District School Board (TDSB) Trustees have approved broad new directions developed to enhance the way schools support students throughout the TDSB. During their regular meeting this evening, Trustees discussed the recently released Director’s Response to the Enhancing Equity Task Force which ...

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RRSPs and your retirement plan

Canadians are living longer and leading more active lives than ever in retirement. Many of us wonder whether we have enough money to retire comfortably, and whether it will last as long as we need it. Retirement planning is as ...

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Canada’s urban squeeze myth laid bare

Headlines about housing affordability in Canada mainly concern two cities – Toronto and Vancouver. In both cities and their surrounding areas, rental vacancies hover at or below one per cent, and home prices remain historically high. So Canada’s most desirable ...

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Ontario: Pull the plug on electricity policies

Ontario manufacturers are feeling the pinch from high electricity prices. But how high are the province’s industrial electricity rates relative to other jurisdictions? Ontario has the highest residential electricity costs of all Canadian provinces. Ontario electricity prices increased twice as ...

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Suzuki falsely accuses Canada of poor air quality

David Suzuki is misrepresenting Canada’s environmental record again. The environmental activist’s reflexive accusations reveal a poor understanding of the data. In a recent opinion piece, the longtime broadcaster, scientist and environmental activist tells Canadians that their nation is a world ...

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Charge smokers a deposit on filter tips

Filtered cigarette butts are a blight all over the city. Smokers are often and rightly castigated for irresponsible and polluting misbehaviour. Many smokers are oblivious to the nuisances they present in quenching their nicotine addictions. They flick away their butts ...

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