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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, 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


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, personal finance contributor Christopher Liew explains what's determined as a principal residence, and what properties are eligible for the exemption.


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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Accurso family-owned building in Laval targeted in suspected arson

Another property reportedly belonging to a family member of Tony Accurso was the target of an arson attack in Laval early Saturday morning. The Laval fire department responded to a call at 3:22 a.m. about a fire at the building located at 1410 Jaffa Street in the Saint Rose district in the northern part of Laval.

Pandemic effect has prompted Quebecers opting to travel in province: study

A Quebec university study found that nearly three years of the pandemic have had an effect on the travel habits of Quebecers: even with the partial or complete lifting of restrictions, they increasingly prefer to travel at home. The most recent Cahier des tendances published by the Transat Chair in Tourism at the École des sciences de la gestion de l'UQAM revealed that inflation and health measures hurt many Quebecers. Top Stories

U.S. downs Chinese balloon, drawing a threat from China

The U.S. military on Saturday shot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon off the Carolina coast after it traversed sensitive military sites across North America. China insisted the flyover was an accident involving a civilian aircraft and threatened repercussions.

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'Right course of action': Professor on shot down balloon

University of Manitoba’s Defence & Security Studies professor Andrea Charron weighs in on the U.S. shooting down suspected spy balloon.

University of Manitoba’s Defence & Security Studies professor Andrea Charron weighs in on the U.S. shooting down suspected spy balloon.