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Canadians are pretty much on the edge

We keep seeing more articles about Canadians pretty much on the edge financially. Here is another article discussing just how serious it is: Nearly Half Of Canadian Homeowners Aren’t Prepared For Emergency Expenses: Manulife Bank Survey.It seems that relatively small changes in interest rates will put many Canadians over the edge. There are a number of… read more »

Canada’s job growth

Canadian job numbers were reported last week, and the numbers show that the growth is not exactly what we would wish for. But of course, there is always a positive spin to be put on this by the Bay Street spin doctors: While we could quibble about the quality of the jobs gains, the reality… read more »

More nonsense

Looking at the press on the “tweaking” of the mortgage rules you have once again the Canadian spin on the world. Everything will be fine. Don’t worry. Be happy. Years ago a friend of mine told me that Canada is a plantation with kind masters taking care of the people that need taking care of…. read more »

New cooling measures for the real estate market

Finally, the Government of Canada has stepped in to try and cool the Canadian real estate market. As usual, the real estate agents either claim that these moves will damage the market while others say that it will have no effect. Pick the way that you think it’s going to go. What are my thoughts?… read more »

Should we tax foreign real estate buyers?

Should we tax foreign real estate buyers? Benjamin Tal’s writing on this issue comes to a number of unsubstantiated conclusions. One of them is that the main motivation foreign investors in Canadian real estate is not the flipping of the property, but merely to look for a safe haven for their money. Unfortunately, this has little to… read more »