Canada taking leadership role in carbon pricing, says sustainability director
First-time home buyers hopeful election will cool hot real estate market
House hunters who are tired of bidding wars, prices way over asking, and a lack of proper home inspections are hoping this federal election will tame the country’s real estate market According to data released by The Canadian Real Estate Association, as of July 2021, Canada has an average... Read more
Toronto arts club introduces vaccine passport and waiver for extra safety
Vaccine passports have been the cause of division and major controversy for a lot of Canadians since the federal election was announced. For Matthew Percy, it’s a sense of extra protection. “I have felt it offers a safer environment to be working in and certainly in this initial phase... Read more
Environmental issues at forefront of concern for many voters
Pressing issues on Canada’s oil industry are bubbling to the surface for Toronto resident Mark Andrews, 35, as the federal election and opportunities for change draw closer. With platforms from all parties loaded with varying pledges for efforts on addressing ecological impact and efficient energy solutions, some citizens are... Read more
Impact of disability on Canadian families needs to be a priority for government
Parents, educators and advocates for children with disabilities are hoping the upcoming federal election will put a priority on families and women in the workplace. Students across Canada have been struggling with consistent shutdowns throughout the past year and a half. The transition to online learning was especially challenging,... Read more
Student says politicians ignoring education debt issues
Students say they are concerned for their future because of the lack of discussion about education debt among political leaders on the campaign trail. Most of the federal parties have addressed their plans to aid students on their journey to overcome the financial burden of undergraduate studies. CTV News... Read more
Electrification, service capacity at the transit forefront ahead of federal election
With the Canadian federal election rapidly approaching, funding for public transportation is back in the headlines, as people look for more efficient, greener ways of getting from Point A to Point B. A major topic around public transit and the election on Sept. 20 is the electrification of transit... Read more
Federal parties need to go after “big ticket items” to reduce emissions, says activist
A climate activist says climate change shouldn’t be a partisan issue in this election. Cathy Orlando, Program Director at Citizens’ Climate International is disappointed to see vastly different plans and politics surrounding climate action from the parties vying to form government. In 2010, Orlando started the first international chapter... Read more
Canada’s cell phone bills rank among the highest in the world — here’s how the election could change that
Canadians stressed from high monthly phone bills are looking for changes this federal election Mobile plan prices in Canada are amongst the highest in the world. According to a 2017 wireless price comparison study by Nordicity, Canadians ranked among the highest in prices when compared with the US and... Read more
Racialized Canadians look to federal parties for leadership — and real change
In 2016, The Human Rights Commission of Canada revealed that 43 per cent of all hate crimes in Canada were motivated by hate of a race and ethnicity. According to Stats Canada, homicides against Indigenous people were seven times higher than non-Indigenous, and there was a 37 per cent... Read more