Food & Energy
Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley is renting out her lake house in British Columbia through Airbnb whilst federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh has called out the short-term rental site for exacerbating the country’s housing crisis.
More and more post-secondary students are staying home with their parents while they complete their education compared to the previous decade, according to a new poll by RBC.
“Inflation is straining the finances of post-secondary students, significantly driving up the number who will now be relying on their parents for a place to live and the funds to complete their schooling,” RBC said about its results.
Food costs continue to rise faster than the headline inflation rate, Statistics Canada figures showed yesterday. Prices of the most basic family staples were running at 10 to 18 percent more year over year ahead of today’s Bank of Canada interest rate announcement.
“The data source is scanner data obtained directly from Canadian retailers,” StatsCan wrote in a note to its Monthly Average Retail Prices For Selected Products report. “Data provide a comprehensive electronic record of the transactions.”
Average checkout prices nationwide showed Canadians were paying five percent more for hamburger in July, from $10.64 to $11.19 per kilogram. The headline Consumer Price Index is 3.3 percent.
The CRTC yesterday rejected a 12 percent increase in rates for “skinny basic” cable and satellite TV. Data show more than a million Canadians subscribe to $25 monthly packages introduced in 2015.
“There is not a financial justification for the proposed increase that would outweigh the goal of providing Canadians with an affordable entry level basic service,” the Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission wrote in its Decision 2023-308. “In the Commission’s view the applicants have not demonstrated compelling evidence justifying the proposed increase to the maximum price for the small basic service and sees no direct benefit to approving the application for Canadians.”
The Department of Health warns taxpayers are “sensitive to cost considerations” of pharmacare, citing a Fraser Institute poll indicating Canadians won’t pay more taxes for universal public drug insurance. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to pass a pharmacare bill by year’s end under a vote deal with New Democrat leader Jagmeet Singh.
“Canadians are generally supportive of improving affordable access to prescription drugs but are also sensitive to cost considerations as government health-related expenses continue to grow, particularly in the context of Covid-19,” said an April 27 internal memo Pharmacare.
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In its wisdom, one of those unelected and unaccountable United Nations committees decided last week that children should have the right to take national governments to court for failing to tackle climate change.
Like many other international bodies and NGOs, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child is effectively using children to voice its own political concerns. In its new report, it praises ‘the efforts of children’ for drawing ‘attention’ to
The number of asylum and refugee claimants entering Canada has surged despite the government’s decision to shut down the illegal Roxham Rd. border crossing.
Despite a dip in the number of people crossing into Canada illegally after Canada amended its Safe Third Country Agreement with the United States, crossings have exploded.
Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre said the Conservatives will get Canada back to a balanced budget and lower inflation and interest rates by cutting inefficiencies.
“That will allow those hundreds of thousands, if not millions, who will be renewing their mortgages to do so at a moderate rate in order to avoid the mass bankruptcies that I warned against,” said Poilievre in a video.
“This kind of common sense fiscal management is not foreign to Canadians.”
Documents obtained by The Counter Signal reveal that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was informed by the Secretary of the Cabinet Janice Charette, that his immigration policy was directly causing the country’s housing affordability crisis.