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TORONTO’S INCOME GAP WIDENS AT DOUBLE THE NATIONAL RATE: UNITED WAY

Toronto is now the income inequality capital of Canada. A published report says a new United Way study shows the gap between rich and poor households in the city is widening at double the national pace. The study, to be … read more

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BOC CHIEF KEEPING AN EYE ON ECONOMY’S HEALTH

Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz says the impact of lower oil prices and how much they will hurt Canada’s economy remains unclear. Poloz says he’s keeping a very close eye on a number of factors to determine the overall … read more

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TORONTO MEASLES OUTBREAK SAID TO BE VERSION NOT LISTED WITH THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

The mysterious measles outbreak in Toronto is a version that has never before been reported to the World Health Organization database.  A published report today quotes Matthew Gilmour, the new scientific director general who oversees Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory in … read more

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CANADA COMES IN LAST FOR TIMELY HEALTHCARE: COMMONWEALTH FUND SURVEY

New evidence Canada ranks last in timely healthcare. According to a new survey of wealthy nations, more than half of Canadians 55 and over have to wait at least two days to see their doctors when they are sick.  And 30 … read more

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POST-MASSACRE CHARLIE HEBDO EDITION HOT ON EBAY

Even with production increased to an unprecedented five million copies worldwide, you may still not get your hands on the post-massacre issue of ”Charlie Hebdo.” The edition’s sold out in France. Apparently, bids on e-Bay were running as much as … read more

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MORE TERROR ARRESTS EXPECTED IN CANADA

The arrests of three Ottawa men on terror related charges may be just the tip of the iceberg. Authorities have a list of some 93 names of radicalized individuals they say are high risk travelers, but so far there have … read more

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US ECONOMY CREATES JOBS; CANADA LOSES

For the second month in a row, the Canadian economy posted disappointing employment numbers. Statistics Canada says the country lost 4,300 net jobs last month. That follows a loss of 10,000 in November. Economists had predicted 15,000 jobs would be … read more

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CANADA WINS GOLD AT THE WORLD JUNIOR HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP!

The Canadians held on to a 5-4 lead over the Russians to win their first gold at the World Juniors in six years. Prime Minister Harper was at the game and later tweeted out his congratulations to the team, coaches … read more

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2014: RECORD YEAR FOR AUTO RECALLS

Vehicle recalls in this country hit an an all-time high last year with over eight-million affected. Transport Canada data shows automakers issued nearly 600 notices on vehicles in 2014 — the previous high was 468 in 2010. The way industry … read more

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LONG-TIME FOES U.S., CUBA TO FINALLY BREAK THE ICE

After more than 50 years, the U.S. and Cuba will restore diplomatic relations, including embassies in both countries. This follows 18 months of secret negotiations between them, hosted largely by Canada. President Obama thanks the Pope, who’s celebrating his 78th … read more

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