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Mortgage rules tightened to temper hot housing markets

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http://www.thestar.com — Canada is raising minimum down payments on some on government-insured mortgages, a move aimed at curbing the risk of a housing crash in Toronto and Vancouver where high prices are leaving some families at risk from heavy debt loads.Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced the plans on Friday morning in Ottawa. The required down payment on homes worth at least $500,000 will rise to 10 per cent from Read More
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Winnipeg police charge man in death of Tina Fontaine

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http://www.thestar.com — Tina Fontaine was just 15 years old when her body, wrapped in a bag, was found in the Red River in August 2014. She was supposed to have been in a group or foster home in Winnipeg, but she had run away.Winnipeg police say Raymond Joseph Cormier, 53, was arrested in Vancouver this week. He remained in custody on Friday while arrangements were being made to return him to Winnipeg.“Investigat Read More
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Toronto police chief calls taxi meeting ‘constructive,’ says he’ll wait to make UberX decision

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http://www.thestar.com — Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said he will wait for the court to rule on outstanding charges against UberX drivers before deciding whether to step up enforcement against the unlicensed transportation service.“We are going to wait until the courts make the decision on the outcome of those cases,” Saunders said.He made his comments early in the afternoon after a meeting with four Read More
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Judge strikes down cyberbullying law inspired by Rehtaeh Parsons

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http://www.thestar.com — HALIFAX—A judge struck down a Nova Scotia law inspired by the death of Rehtaeh Parsons on constitutional grounds Friday, ruling it violates Charter rights to freedom of expression and liberty.Justice Glen McDougall of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia also declined a Crown request to suspend his decision for 12 months to allow the legislature time to amend the law.In his decision, McDougall Read More
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Syrian refugees ‘happy’ to begin new lives on first full day in Canada

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http://www.thestar.com — The pews at North York’s St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church were filled with newly arrived Syrian refugees, who began the last leg of their long journey to new homes in Canada on Friday.A first group of 163 privately sponsored refugees touched down at Pearson International Airport in Toronto just before midnight on Thursday.“I’m so happy we’re safe here,” said O Read More
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Fluff comes in different shapes and sizes when it comes to sexism: Teitel

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http://www.thestar.com — Good looking, fashionable people in world leadership are rare birds. So are politicians younger than 50. This makes Prime Minister Justin Trudeau the rarest of rare birds: He is a handsome world leader in his early 40s with a similarly fashionable and attractive spouse.A PhD is not required then, to determine why Vogue magazine recently profiled Canada’s first couple. Hot, powerful people Read More
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Canada Post chair rejects Liberals’ call for Deepak Chopra to step down

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http://www.thestar.com — OTTAWA—The chair of Canada Post has given a biting response to Liberal efforts to get the president of the postal service to relinquish his appointment, saying that those who offer themselves for public service should be celebrated, “not shamed.”In a letter to Government House leader Dominic LeBlanc Thursday, Sian Matthews, chairperson of the Canada Post board of directors, t Read More
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Human trafficking of young girls in Ontario must be tackled by police crime force, say MPPs

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http://www.thestar.com — Ontario needs a police task force to fight human trafficking of girls as young as 13 with the same energy that guns and gangs were targeted after the Jane Creba shooting on Boxing Day 10 years ago.That’s one of 67 recommendations from an all-party committee of MPPs who spent a year investigating sexual violence and harassment across the province.“They really are the girls next door, Read More
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