Canada’s new anti-terrorism legislation creates sweeping new powers for the nation’s security services, but it’s not clear there will be equally robust oversight to protect privacy, free speech or civil liberties. 684 more words
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Mayor Jim Watson and a majority of city councillors shocked developers, lobbyists and residents last March when an application to build a nine-storey private student residence in Sandy Hill was… 124 more words
The federal Liberals are reporting a big jump in fundraising revenues for the last quarter of 2014, up 24 per cent from the same period in 2013. 161 more words
QUEBEC — The Quebec government is examining all its options for possible action against controversial imam Hamza Chaoui who wants to open an Islamic community centre in the east end. 414 more words
Regulation costs Canadian businesses $37.1 billion a year
Source: Canadian Federation of Independent Business
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According to Canada’s Red Tape Report, the total cost of complying with government rules and paperwork has reached $37.1 billion a year.
A Sandy Hill landlord can build a 180-unit private student residence that city council had tried to stop, the Ontario Municipal Board has ruled.
Viner Assets appealed to the OMB after council last spring rejected the Official Plan and zoning bylaw amendments the developer had requested for properties it owns on Laurier Avenue East and Friel Street. 700 more words