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opinion | How much rent can you afford?

Many Canadians have continued to see an increase in their rental rates in 2023. In an column on CTVNews.ca, personal finance contributor Christopher Liew explains how to calculate how much rent you can afford.

Condos and apartment buildings are seen in downtown Vancouver, B.C., on Thursday February 2, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

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OPINION | Selling a home? How to know if you qualify for a capital gains exemption

When selling a home, Canadians may be exempted from paying capital gains tax on a residential property -- if it's their principal residence. On CTVNews.ca, personal finance contributor Christopher Liew explains what's determined as a principal residence, and what properties are eligible for the exemption.

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opinion | What you need to know about contributing to your TFSA this year

The federal government's latest TFSA contribution limit increase took effect as of January 1, 2023. Personal finance contributor Christopher Liew outlines how the government’s most recent TFSA contribution limit increase affects you and how to make the most of it.

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Montreal conductor Yannick Nezet-Seguin scores two Grammys

Montreal conductor and pianist Yannick Nézet-Séguin scored two Grammys for his classical works Sunday evening. Nézet-Séguin won best opera recording for "Blanchard: Fire Shut Up In My Bones," and best classical solo vocal album for "Voice Of Nature - The Anthropocene."

Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin poses in Montreal, Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, following a ceremony unveiling the Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal's 30th season.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

'Grandparent scams' increasing in Quebec and across the country

Quebecers lost $732,000 from grandparent scams in 2022, ranking third in the country behind Ontario and Alberta. With the phenomenon rising in Canada, the RCMP and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) will hold a fraud prevention campaign between Feb. 6 and 10 to raise awareness.

Over 1,5000 Hydro-Quebec customers still without power in Montreal

In Montreal, more than 1,500 Hydro-Quebec customers remain without power, and more than 2,500 were in the dark as of around 7:45 p.m Sunday. Of the service interruptions in Montreal, a handful were in the Parc-Extension area Sunday afternoon, where Daniella Zanetti witnessed a power line explosion that sparked a fire on Saturday night.

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Lametti open to changing bail laws after OPP officer’s death

Justice Minister David Lametti says feds are open to amending bail laws which critics say put too many dangerous people back on the streets.

Justice Minister David Lametti says feds are open to amending bail laws which critics say put too many dangerous people back on the streets.