Canadians appear to be a vehicle-buying mood, according to July figures in the latest Global Auto Report from Scotia Economics. It says Canadian sales advanced to an annualized 1.65 million units last month, lifting volumes at several automakers to the highest July on record. It was the second monthly reboundContinue Reading

Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff’s campaign-style tour rolled through Nova Scotia Sunday, where he thundered at Prime Minister Stephen Harper, was told to move back to the U.S., and won the endorsement of one of Canada’s most well-known singers – Big Pond’s Rita MacNeil. Ignatieff began the day outside a TimContinue Reading

Canadians are concerned their quality of health care will decline from the strain posed by aging baby boomers, a new poll suggests. The Canadian Medical Association carried out the poll as part of its annual report card focused on access to health-care services. Nearly three quarters of Canadians surveyed agreedContinue Reading

For US homeowners, mortgage interest is automatically tax deductible. But for Canadians, the write-off is not so straightforward. In order to make your mortgage interest tax deductible, homeowners must be able to prove that the money is being reinvested and is not being used for personal expenses. A properly structuredContinue Reading

A helpful guide as to why Canadian banks avoided the global financial collapse of a few years back spearheaded by the American banks disastrous mistakes.  It also goes into detail as to how the American banks woes are affecting Canadian ones.Continue Reading

I often take guided tours in places where I’ve never been. It’s annoying when you’re taken to a souvenir store and forced to wait for everyone in your group to finish shopping. It’s an unspoken truth that tour guides get a commission on everything sold in shops where they directContinue Reading

Some time ago there were a string of posts on various blogs about clearing out “stuff” from your life. At around the same time, my favourite essayist Paul Graham posted an aptly titled essay “Stuff” on his site. Taken together, the general consensus seems to be that we are allContinue Reading