Alberta criminal defense lawyers ‘up the ante’ in job action

Criminal defense lawyers in Alberta are “upping the ante” following a meeting with Alberta’s Justice Minister and CEO of Legal Aid Alberta. They will be extending part of their job action for two more weeks. Until Sept. 2, members of the Criminal Defense Lawyers Association in Calgary (CDLA), the Criminal Trial Lawyers Association in Edmonton … Read more

Tips on how to protect your business from wire fraud schemes

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – Cybercriminals are getting so crafty that even large universities like Virginia Commonwealth University can get tricked into giving up thousands of dollars in a wire fraud scheme. Nigerian cyber criminals pulled off a Business Email Compromise (BEC) by finding a vendor with which a business or company regularly deals. In the … Read more

GTA real estate prices could continue to fall amid large housing correction, RBC says

A housing correction which has already led to four consecutive months of price declines in the previously overheated Greater Toronto Area market could end up becoming “one of the deepest of the past half a century,” a new report from RBC warns. New data released by the Toronto Regional Real Estate Board (TRREB) last week … Read more

Sci-Fi Comedy ‘Moon Man’ Helps Boost China’s Box Office Sales

A summer sci-fi blockbuster is helping Chinese box office revenues bounce back from the sporadic coronavirus outbreaks and lockdowns that have shut cinemas and affected the country’s film industry. China’s summer vacation box office sales stood at 6.5 billion yuan ($916 million) as of Aug. 6, according to movie data provider Beacon. In comparison, last … Read more

Ontario real estate market in the midst of ‘historic’ correction, RBC says

A ‘historic’ housing correction is now underway in Canada and costlier markets in Ontario and British Columbia are likely to be the ‘epicentre’ of the downturn, a new report from RBC suggests. GTA housing prices soared during the pandemic and were up nearly 36 percent year-over-year as recently as February. But the Bank of Canada’s … Read more

Pandemic benefits were too generous with businesses, stringent with workers: experts

Nojoud Al Mallees, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, August 6, 2022 11:21AM EDT Benefits rolled out at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic allowed vulnerable Canadians to stay healthy while maintaining an income, but business supports were excessive and showed the outsized influence of business groups on public policy, economists say. Nearly two and a … Read more

Doug Ford relists his house for $400K less as the GTA real estate market continues to weaken

It is a tough time to be selling a house, even for the premier of Ontario. Doug Ford put his Etobicoke home up for sale on July 15 with an asking price of just under $3.2 million. But that listing was terminated on Monday and the premier has now relisted the property at $2,800,888. It’s … Read more

Ottawa realtor addresses five current myths with the housing market

The dizzying, bionic two years of a record-setting sales pace in Ottawa’s real estate market has certainly slowed down and realtors describe a return to normal levels. That return to normalcy though has stirred up fears and many misconceptions, says Taylor Bennett of Bennett Property Shop Realty. Bennett is the co-host of The Bennett Real … Read more

Toronto-area sees terminated condo listings jump by 643 percent in 6 months

The Greater Toronto Area is facing an “unprecedented surge” in the number of terminated condo real estate listings, which indicates that the region’s housing market is continuing to slow down, experts say. Strata, a Toronto-based real estate platform, issued a report this month, saying that canceled listings across the GTA spiked by 643 percent since … Read more